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goldleaf

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Hi everyone,
I'm planning to make an addition to the listings on the website by placing an asterisk next to each kennel name that tests their dogs before they breed them - a minimum of hips and elbows will be required.  If you would like this addition made to your listing, please reply to this post or send me an email (timber@pacific.net) and I'll be happy to add it next to your name.

These changes won't show up right away because I'd like to get as many responses as possible and make them all at one time.  I'll also put this notification at the top of the webpage so that people can contact me from there.  It might take some time to get it completely updated, so you probably won't see any changes for awhile.

This will only apply to dogs that are tested before each breeding.  If some are tested and some are not, there won't be an asterisk.

It will say something like this, maybe not exactly because I haven't gotten that far, but you get the idea....

*   Denotes breeders that health test all breeding dogs (minimum of hips and elbows).  This site can not verify the results, accuracy or extent of the testing and should be verified with
each breeder.  The absence of a
purple star next to a kennel name does not necessarily mean there is no testing information available and again should be verified with each breeder.

*      Denotes breeders that are current members in good standing with the
Mastiff Club of America.  The absence of a blue star next to a kennel name does not necessarily mean they are
not a MCOA member and should be verified with each breeder.

*      Denotes breeders that test their males for cystinuria before breeding.  The absence of a yellow star next to a kennel name does not necessarily mean there is no testing information
and should be verified with each breeder.


Please let me know if you have any suggestions and thanks!!!




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Fine by me..


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Hi Jann,

Great idea, count me in.

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fine by me too~please add an * next to my kennel...

thanks jann..

steph

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Works for me - add that * by my name too.

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Testing, testing, 1 - 2 - 3 testing!

Testing doesn't diminish any breed, it enhances a breed over time and inhibits outside interference from mandating silly changes to a standard just as we now see in Europe!

It shows good faith by breeders and instills confidence in buyers.

Testing should be a given and promoted by all who are concerned about the Mastiff community.

Major breeders of Mastiffs that don't test, should become an exception, not the rule!

If we want to linebreed, then we need to validate that linebreeding has not negatively impacted our breed.

This can only come about through testing and breeding clear dogs to other clear dogs!

Hopefully, in time, we can have validation as well, so that ALL doubt as to who was being tested is eliminated!





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Sounds good!!  Please put an * by my name.

Nancy

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Thanks everyone!  I started updating it tonight and it's going faster than I thought. 

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My dear friend, do you mean the dogs that are used in the breeding have been tested (at the least hips/elbows)  rather than testing the dog/bitch has been testing before every breeding??

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Count me in, thanks

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Confused ..* next to web page listing or next to breeding/ pups listing ? Hawe webpage, have no breeding listed.

Erika M.


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YES YES YES!!!!


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Erika, it will be placed next to the breeder listings on the home page.

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Yes


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I'm also adding a blue star for MCOA members. 

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I am a member also. 


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bLUE STAR AND ASTERISK ME!!


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Blue Star and * for me
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MCOA member here.....


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Please add an * and a blue star for me.


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Hey Jann, any chance we can get a "special star" for testing our boys for cystinuria?


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It's on there now Teresa.  Thanks!

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OH GOODIE!! I GET A GOLD STAR!! Haven't had one of those since Kindergarten!


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Great idea !
Count me in !




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Yayyyyyyyyyy!   Please add another star for me, too!


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