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Re: non-racial subjective obs...

>Of the hundreds of 'races' of dogs they are still all dogs, and >belong to
the same species. Labrador retrievers have a genetic >memory to retrieve, and
ones of good blood lines are born knowing >how to fetch, as was mine.  There
is no way in hell this talent is >instinctual, for wolves, from which all
dogs spring.

   Hey, I'm asking nicely. Try to know more about what you take a stance
against.  For example, fetching IS a trait in wolves.  It shows pack behavior
and dominance.  Less dominant wolves will bring things to their pack leader
in displays of submission.  Dogs, whose wolf-instincts have been redirected
BUT NOT ELIMINATED by man, will fetch to their pack leader (the human
owner/stick thrower).   
   Before you make an all-inclusive statement, such as this one, try to find
out if it has any backing.  You are speaking to a group of people who make
finding out facts out of very difficult subjects (like using a feather
imprint in stone to tell if Archeopteryx could fly as well as a pigeon or as
badly as a domestic turkey) and these people will nit-pick such statements
apart.  And usually are correct.  You will feel better and we will feel
better if the antagonism that all-inclusive statements generate is better
    I do want to hear what you have to say, but please don't aggravate people
unnecessarily.  Thanks for trying.

Betty Cunningham(Flyinggoat@aol.com)