for all your kind words and support!
Norman RIP my little angel-doggie
According to my opinion, the outcome of stripping vs clipping is the following:
Stripping: The dog is ready for a dogshow.
Clipping: The dog is not ready for a dogshow.
What do I think of Dogshows?
- The owner gets all the credit (Thats MY dog! ...which I PAID A LOT of money for)
- A social status symbol.
OK appologies, thats the nasty side of me coming out.)
- However, being more realistic - If there were no dogshows (with dog breed rules), we would have a mass of nasty and or ugly dogs bred all over the place and no control over our precious varourite breeds. A endless Dog Breed War like in the 18th century. Luckily they dealt with all the fighting, now we just have to try and keep the dogs pure bred.
My Conclusion: Dogs should be treated with care and consideration. Making money or gaining status from animals is a long and open ended door to greed, and the only one that suffers when this state of mind sets in, is the animal. Which is why I always put on the brakes when people start telling me (or try to) what must and what must not be done to a certain breed dog.
And this is one of the reasons why I have started this subject of conversation, because some people have lost the plot a little: when the point of no return sets in (the point where the suffering of the animal is not part of the consideration of what they are trying to achieve).
Not all vets, dog owners, breeders and groomers think like this, but trust me on this one: if money or status is involved, think twice about what they say MUST be done to an animal (ie: in this case,the grooming procedure).
My resources of the my opinion above are the following:
(these are my resources, it does not mean I believe everything I read on the internet is true)
Below is an extract of some information that I have drawn from Wikipedia and various other websites and blogs.
Source: Magic Fever
Anyone keen to comment anonymously or fictitious emails / links will be deleted. I enjoy challenges, but mostly just want the truth to be told. None of my opinion is hearsay as you will notice from some of the many sources and facts of above. If you disagree with me, please give me factual information and not hearsay.
Thanks for reading this post.