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ROB CANTOR HAS ABSOLUTELY EXCEEDED AND SURPASSED ANY AND ALL EXPECTATIONS WITH HIS NEW VIDEO AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER, HOLY SHIT

what the fuck

georginatattoo:

I never realised the Liberian Lynx had such a sassy furry collar 😌 thank you Harley for sitting so well 💜

georginatattoo:

I never realised the Liberian Lynx had such a sassy furry collar 😌 thank you Harley for sitting so well 💜

candyholic-2: I'm not pissy actually and what you said had nothing to do with what I was saying.I do know that being pure bred doesn't mean well bred but what I was saying is that there are too many dogs,not that are or are not being well bred.

Yeah actually it has everything to do with what you’re saying.

You’re under the impression that only adopting out dogs is somehow the solution to the problem and if everyone adopted out dogs everyone would be happier and you fail to have enough foresight to see why that could potentially be a problem in an array of circumstances.

You also fail to take into account the fact that dogs exist for more reasons than just companionship.

"There are too many dogs" no shit, but you can’t be seriously telling me that was your only point when all you’ve done in every single post is bitch about how breeders are a major contribution to that issue. MY point is your point has no backing and at least I took the time to explain why.

If you’d like to show me evidence that responsible breeding is the cause of a large portion of shelter dogs please do. If you can prove to me that a large majority of shelter dogs are dogs from responsible breeders and not a bunch of backyard breeders, go right ahead.

Nobody is saying you shouldn’t adopt dogs. If that works for you then good, do it, congrats. I’m sure the dog will be grateful for it. Telling people they shouldn’t get a dog from a breeder is hilarious and silly for a plethora of reasons and just shows how uneducated your opinion is if you haven’t bothered to learn enough to realize why this is no good long term solution to anything.

candyholic-2: I am aware actually and who asked you? You didn't need to jump in,you are not who I was reblogging from.But thanks anyway.

It does not seem as if you are aware otherwise you wouldn’t have said something as pointless as you did.

And yes that is the magic of the internet.
Why did you jump in and give your pointless comment on someone else’s photo when they were trying to celebrate having a new puppy?

You didn’t need to jump in but you did anyway and now you’re being pissy because you have to deal with other people’s opinions. Boo-hoo.

candyholic-2:

candidcanines:

candyholic-2:

candidcanines:

Meet the new addition! This little black bi female has a beautiful big blaze and a full white collar.
I have a friend who breeds AKC conformation line Rough Collies, and is also working on a line of Farm Collies. Farm Collies are essentially old-fashioned Rough Collies. The breed standard has changed over the years as breeders have worked towards whatever physical appearance they deemed best for the breed (look how German Shepherds have changed over the years; some people prefer the sloped back while others can’t stand it). The traditional Collie look no longer meets the standard. Because of that, there aren’t many breeders who strive for the old-fashioned look. The few who wish to resurrect the old-fashioned type often use other breeds of the Collie family, like Border Collies and Australian Shepherds, to bring back the type they desire.
This little black and white female is from my friend’s first Farm Collie litter. Her dam, Gypsy, is a black bi Australian Shepherd and her sire, Axel, is a Sable Merle Rough Collie (normal eyed non-carrier for CEA/CH and non-carrier for PRA). I’ll be taking in this little girl for awhile, to raise and care for until she is ready to have her eyes and hips tested. If the results are clear, she will be bred to a very handsome Blue Merle Rough Collie named Caesar (normal eyed and a non-carrier for PRA; testing pending for MDR1 status). Caesar has a nice pedigree, with a ton of Canadian champions on his sire’s side and true sheep-herding working collies on his dam’s side.
I was really eager to see how these Farm Collies turn out, and now I’ll have the opportunity to see first hand as this little female grows up among my pack! I will be driving Northwest to pick her up in December.

Why are you supporting breeders? Go to the shelter and get a puppy from there if you want a dog.People need to stop breeding,too many dogs!

I was expecting at least one of these, and here it is. Lol. Responsible breeders are not the cause for overpopulation, but thank you for your concern! Take it up with irresponsible pet owners who invest in dogs that aren’t suitable for their lifestyle, or who refuse to actually train and work with their dogs to develop a well rounded member of the family.
Dogs end up in shelters for many reasons, but responsible breeding is not one of them. Responsible breeders actually have contracts that pet owners must sign saying they agree to return the dog if they no longer wish to keep it. No responsible breeder ever wants their puppies to end up in a shelter, which is why they write legal contracts to prevent that from happening. If any puppies end up in a shelter it’s because their owners were not responsible and failed to adhere to the contract.

First off 25% of shelter dogs are pure need so obviously something is wrong and we can start to correct that by discontinuing breeding.I honestly do not care how responsible breeders are,they are taking away homes from dogs who could have been adopted and as someone who has been in rescue for 15+ years I find that completely unacceptable.You can find the breed you want in a shelter.And I really didn’t appreciate your condescending tone,I am not some animal crazy girl with stars in her eyes.

Are you aware that “pure bred” does not mean “came from a reputable breeder?” 
Start making that distinction first.Additionally, “pure bred” from a backyard breeder does not mean “well bred” and they can still have tons of problems. If youre buying from a reputable breeder youre getting as close as youre going to get for a guarantee on temperament & health.
You can “correct that” by never allowing any backyard breeders to exist. In a perfect world we’d have only have good breeders who do it right and do it well, but we don’t. We’d have an easier time correcting the problem if more people knew how to be responsible with their animals, knew what breeds they were compatible with/are compatible with their lifestyles and if people could be responsible enough to keep their dogs from fucking.

candyholic-2:

candidcanines:

candyholic-2:

candidcanines:

Meet the new addition! This little black bi female has a beautiful big blaze and a full white collar.

I have a friend who breeds AKC conformation line Rough Collies, and is also working on a line of Farm Collies. Farm Collies are essentially old-fashioned Rough Collies. The breed standard has changed over the years as breeders have worked towards whatever physical appearance they deemed best for the breed (look how German Shepherds have changed over the years; some people prefer the sloped back while others can’t stand it). The traditional Collie look no longer meets the standard. Because of that, there aren’t many breeders who strive for the old-fashioned look. The few who wish to resurrect the old-fashioned type often use other breeds of the Collie family, like Border Collies and Australian Shepherds, to bring back the type they desire.

This little black and white female is from my friend’s first Farm Collie litter. Her dam, Gypsy, is a black bi Australian Shepherd and her sire, Axel, is a Sable Merle Rough Collie (normal eyed non-carrier for CEA/CH and non-carrier for PRA). I’ll be taking in this little girl for awhile, to raise and care for until she is ready to have her eyes and hips tested. If the results are clear, she will be bred to a very handsome Blue Merle Rough Collie named Caesar (normal eyed and a non-carrier for PRA; testing pending for MDR1 status). Caesar has a nice pedigree, with a ton of Canadian champions on his sire’s side and true sheep-herding working collies on his dam’s side.

I was really eager to see how these Farm Collies turn out, and now I’ll have the opportunity to see first hand as this little female grows up among my pack! I will be driving Northwest to pick her up in December.

Why are you supporting breeders? Go to the shelter and get a puppy from there if you want a dog.People need to stop breeding,too many dogs!

I was expecting at least one of these, and here it is. Lol. Responsible breeders are not the cause for overpopulation, but thank you for your concern! Take it up with irresponsible pet owners who invest in dogs that aren’t suitable for their lifestyle, or who refuse to actually train and work with their dogs to develop a well rounded member of the family.

Dogs end up in shelters for many reasons, but responsible breeding is not one of them. Responsible breeders actually have contracts that pet owners must sign saying they agree to return the dog if they no longer wish to keep it. No responsible breeder ever wants their puppies to end up in a shelter, which is why they write legal contracts to prevent that from happening. If any puppies end up in a shelter it’s because their owners were not responsible and failed to adhere to the contract.

First off 25% of shelter dogs are pure need so obviously something is wrong and we can start to correct that by discontinuing breeding.I honestly do not care how responsible breeders are,they are taking away homes from dogs who could have been adopted and as someone who has been in rescue for 15+ years I find that completely unacceptable.You can find the breed you want in a shelter.And I really didn’t appreciate your condescending tone,I am not some animal crazy girl with stars in her eyes.

Are you aware that “pure bred” does not mean “came from a reputable breeder?”

Start making that distinction first.
Additionally, “pure bred” from a backyard breeder does not mean “well bred” and they can still have tons of problems. If youre buying from a reputable breeder youre getting as close as youre going to get for a guarantee on temperament & health.

You can “correct that” by never allowing any backyard breeders to exist. In a perfect world we’d have only have good breeders who do it right and do it well, but we don’t. We’d have an easier time correcting the problem if more people knew how to be responsible with their animals, knew what breeds they were compatible with/are compatible with their lifestyles and if people could be responsible enough to keep their dogs from fucking.

candidcanines:

candyholic-2:

candidcanines:

Meet the new addition! This little black bi female has a beautiful big blaze and a full white collar.
I have a friend who breeds AKC conformation line Rough Collies, and is also working on a line of Farm Collies. Farm Collies are essentially old-fashioned Rough Collies. The breed standard has changed over the years as breeders have worked towards whatever physical appearance they deemed best for the breed (look how German Shepherds have changed over the years; some people prefer the sloped back while others can’t stand it). The traditional Collie look no longer meets the standard. Because of that, there aren’t many breeders who strive for the old-fashioned look. The few who wish to resurrect the old-fashioned type often use other breeds of the Collie family, like Border Collies and Australian Shepherds, to bring back the type they desire.
This little black and white female is from my friend’s first Farm Collie litter. Her dam, Gypsy, is a black bi Australian Shepherd and her sire, Axel, is a Sable Merle Rough Collie (normal eyed non-carrier for CEA/CH and non-carrier for PRA). I’ll be taking in this little girl for awhile, to raise and care for until she is ready to have her eyes and hips tested. If the results are clear, she will be bred to a very handsome Blue Merle Rough Collie named Caesar (normal eyed and a non-carrier for PRA; testing pending for MDR1 status). Caesar has a nice pedigree, with a ton of Canadian champions on his sire’s side and true sheep-herding working collies on his dam’s side.
I was really eager to see how these Farm Collies turn out, and now I’ll have the opportunity to see first hand as this little female grows up among my pack! I will be driving Northwest to pick her up in December.

Why are you supporting breeders? Go to the shelter and get a puppy from there if you want a dog.People need to stop breeding,too many dogs!

I was expecting at least one of these, and here it is. Lol. Responsible breeders are not the cause for overpopulation, but thank you for your concern! Take it up with irresponsible pet owners who invest in dogs that aren’t suitable for their lifestyle, or who refuse to actually train and work with their dogs to develop a well rounded member of the family.
Dogs end up in shelters for many reasons, but responsible breeding is not one of them. Responsible breeders actually have contracts that pet owners must sign saying they agree to return the dog if they no longer wish to keep it. No responsible breeder ever wants their puppies to end up in a shelter, which is why they write legal contracts to prevent that from happening. If any puppies end up in a shelter it’s because their owners were not responsible and failed to adhere to the contract.

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I know of a breeder who endured a legal battle to get one of her dogs back because one of the people went against the contract, rehomed the dog, then that person put the dog in the shelter. They somehow managed to track the puppy down and got him back.
That kind of dedication is not something you find in backyard breeders. Responsible breeders not only have these contracts, they generally have intensive questionnaires and a thorough adoption process to ensure that their dogs end up in the right place.
The contract to give them back is a back-up in case they failed to find the right home for their dog.
A lot of breeders also have contracts that state you are not to breed your dog unless you work something out/discuss with the breeder first.

candidcanines:

candyholic-2:

candidcanines:

Meet the new addition! This little black bi female has a beautiful big blaze and a full white collar.

I have a friend who breeds AKC conformation line Rough Collies, and is also working on a line of Farm Collies. Farm Collies are essentially old-fashioned Rough Collies. The breed standard has changed over the years as breeders have worked towards whatever physical appearance they deemed best for the breed (look how German Shepherds have changed over the years; some people prefer the sloped back while others can’t stand it). The traditional Collie look no longer meets the standard. Because of that, there aren’t many breeders who strive for the old-fashioned look. The few who wish to resurrect the old-fashioned type often use other breeds of the Collie family, like Border Collies and Australian Shepherds, to bring back the type they desire.

This little black and white female is from my friend’s first Farm Collie litter. Her dam, Gypsy, is a black bi Australian Shepherd and her sire, Axel, is a Sable Merle Rough Collie (normal eyed non-carrier for CEA/CH and non-carrier for PRA). I’ll be taking in this little girl for awhile, to raise and care for until she is ready to have her eyes and hips tested. If the results are clear, she will be bred to a very handsome Blue Merle Rough Collie named Caesar (normal eyed and a non-carrier for PRA; testing pending for MDR1 status). Caesar has a nice pedigree, with a ton of Canadian champions on his sire’s side and true sheep-herding working collies on his dam’s side.

I was really eager to see how these Farm Collies turn out, and now I’ll have the opportunity to see first hand as this little female grows up among my pack! I will be driving Northwest to pick her up in December.

Why are you supporting breeders? Go to the shelter and get a puppy from there if you want a dog.People need to stop breeding,too many dogs!

I was expecting at least one of these, and here it is. Lol. Responsible breeders are not the cause for overpopulation, but thank you for your concern! Take it up with irresponsible pet owners who invest in dogs that aren’t suitable for their lifestyle, or who refuse to actually train and work with their dogs to develop a well rounded member of the family.

Dogs end up in shelters for many reasons, but responsible breeding is not one of them. Responsible breeders actually have contracts that pet owners must sign saying they agree to return the dog if they no longer wish to keep it. No responsible breeder ever wants their puppies to end up in a shelter, which is why they write legal contracts to prevent that from happening. If any puppies end up in a shelter it’s because their owners were not responsible and failed to adhere to the contract.

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I know of a breeder who endured a legal battle to get one of her dogs back because one of the people went against the contract, rehomed the dog, then that person put the dog in the shelter. They somehow managed to track the puppy down and got him back.

That kind of dedication is not something you find in backyard breeders. Responsible breeders not only have these contracts, they generally have intensive questionnaires and a thorough adoption process to ensure that their dogs end up in the right place.

The contract to give them back is a back-up in case they failed to find the right home for their dog.

A lot of breeders also have contracts that state you are not to breed your dog unless you work something out/discuss with the breeder first.

carryonmy-assbutt:

kidne:

faeryteahouse:

wearyxeyes:



the-vegan-mothership:



This is a bunny at a L’oreal lab. L’oreal does a lot of cruel needless animal testing. Please don’t buy products made by L’oreal. The more products they sell, the more animals are tortured.
Kimberly Butler



Heart breaking.



Friendly reminder that The Body Shop and Urban Decay, both who prided themselves on never animal testing, have been bought up by L’oreal.

omfg tumblr you are so fucking stupid with this bullshit.
this rabbit is infested with psoroptes cuniculi, otherwise known as ear mites. if left untreated, it affects a large portion of the rabbit’s upper body, causing the skin to become rashy and lose fur. I thought this was mange at first, but mange normally affects all over the body. This rabbit’s hair loss is localized on the face and down the neck and shoulders. 

these rabbits were already treated and are growing their fur back, which is why their ears aren’t full of pustules and scabs n shit
sriously tumblr are u really gonna believe this fucking ” vegan mothership ” piece of shit who has no sources and is just saying shit to cause trouble
ALSO WHY WOULD LOREAL POST A PICTURE OF A RABBIT THEY ARE SUPPOSEDLY TESTING PRODUCTS ON ARE U FUKN dUMB

I’m laughing so hard at this right now

………
people making shit up on tumblr is both hilarious and infuriating

carryonmy-assbutt:

kidne:

faeryteahouse:

wearyxeyes:

the-vegan-mothership:

This is a bunny at a L’oreal lab. L’oreal does a lot of cruel needless animal testing. Please don’t buy products made by L’oreal. The more products they sell, the more animals are tortured.

Kimberly Butler

Heart breaking.

Friendly reminder that The Body Shop and Urban Decay, both who prided themselves on never animal testing, have been bought up by L’oreal.

omfg tumblr you are so fucking stupid with this bullshit.

this rabbit is infested with psoroptes cuniculi, otherwise known as ear mites. if left untreated, it affects a large portion of the rabbit’s upper body, causing the skin to become rashy and lose fur. I thought this was mange at first, but mange normally affects all over the body. This rabbit’s hair loss is localized on the face and down the neck and shoulders. 

these rabbits were already treated and are growing their fur back, which is why their ears aren’t full of pustules and scabs n shit

sriously tumblr are u really gonna believe this fucking ” vegan mothership ” piece of shit who has no sources and is just saying shit to cause trouble

ALSO WHY WOULD LOREAL POST A PICTURE OF A RABBIT THEY ARE SUPPOSEDLY TESTING PRODUCTS ON ARE U FUKN dUMB

I’m laughing so hard at this right now

………

people making shit up on tumblr is both hilarious and infuriating

alchemyjones:

my anaconda don’t want none unless you’ve got 3 reputable references, 5 years of relevant experience, and an M.A. in a related field. this is an entry-level position.

Felix left a bowl of halloween candy next to where I sit

as if I wont eat it all

ordered some petpaint and fully intend to make Cargo a skeledog

meckamecha: What is your stance on domesticated foxes? Since, they do exist (from a soviet genetic program to determine how wolves were domesticated into dogs), and are fully domestic after only sixty years.

tigerskinsandotherthings:

bigcatawareness:

I have a lot of mixed feelings on pet foxes, including how domesticated they truly are.  I do think they are removed enough from wild foxes that they could not ever be reintroduced, but I still look at these pets as wild animals in comparison to actual domestic companion animals.  If someone were to ask me if I think they make good pets, I would say no and I would never encourage someone to get one.  But I have seen several examples here on tumblr of people who are able to provide properly for them, and that they seem to do well.  The people that I have seen, too, make a point to say how demanding these animals are, which I think is important in their positions.

Just to point out that the vast majority of pet foxes do not originate from the Russian domestication program but instead come from regular fur farm stock that are now being bred as pets in America and Europe. Less than five foxes have ever been successfully imported from the Russian project into North America as they are very protective over where their foxes end up. It also costs around $8k to import one, compared to an average of $400-800 for an American-bred fox. 

Here’s a post that explains why the Russian foxes aren’t as domesticated as the institute likes to claim

And an article on other issues with the Russian program

nawmanreedus:

Well, that certainly illustrates the diversity of the word.

So I left the dogs water dish outside last night and decided to just leave a tupperware container inside for them to drink out of

but both of their heads dont fit in it

so Cargo went to drink some water but Hauler kept trying to stick her face in. So Cargo uses one of her forepaws to pull Hauler’s face out… which works but then Hauler kept sticking her face in so Cargo picked up the tupperware container and walked away with it. I mean she spilled half of it out doing that but lmao

Anonymous: Okay, the bear is in the mail :)

SWEET.

That’ll be weird picking that up at the post office