03-17-2017, 03:32 PM
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Sorry, that above reply was meant for COS. I am learning the ins and outs of this forum.
TO lassie0811: Thank you for that information! I did not realize that there was a way to look at the "coat factor" and predict the fluffiness of the coat, that makes sense of course, thanks for explaining that. I really do prefer the less fluffy roughs or the smooths, both are beautiful. I wish I was close enough to make it the collie show, but that's a two day drive for me unfortunately. There is an all breeds show coming up where I live at the end of the month, so I'll go to that and hope to find some collies.
Re: health issues, I was mostly thinking about the eyes when I was talking about being a carrier, but also hip dysplasia and the Mdr1 as well. Does it matter to have a mildly affected dog for the eyes? It's too bad only dogs clear of everything can't just be bred, but it makes sense to have a wider gene pool too.