View Full Version : Pedigree dog debate in school

21st January 2010, 10:40 PM
In my daughters science class today the teacher brought up the subject of pedigree dogs (the kids are doing about genetics at the moment). The teacher explained the problems facing pedigree dogs and wanted to know the kids thoughts.

My daughter who is very shy and rarely joins in class debates raised her hand and explained we have a CKCS and the problems the breed is facing in particular MVD and SM. She adores Leo and so is passionate about the problems facing Cavaliers.

She said it felt really good to be able to explain to the others in her class about the need for health testing and sensible breeding programmes, the kids were all interested as well as horrified as to the issues.

Im really proud that she has taken on a mature attitude ( she's only 13)and is "spreading the word" and educating others on the plight of this wonderful breed:-p

Another Mrs Carter maybe:xfngr:


Cathy T
21st January 2010, 11:20 PM
Good for your daughter!! I have a friend whose 13 year old "gets" what is going on with the dogs and she has become quite the little advocate about how to get a dog properly. I love seeing the next generation so involved.

Margaret C
22nd January 2010, 12:13 AM
Another Mrs Carter maybe:xfngr:


Thank you for such a lovely compliment :o but I think most people would say Heaven forbid.

You obviously have a thoughtful & compassionate daughter. No wonder you are proud of her.

22nd January 2010, 01:15 AM
I've had the pleasure of meeting both of your daughters and I can see why you would be proud, lovely polite and friendly girls.

22nd January 2010, 03:35 PM
Thanks for the comments, I am very proud of my girls...Im glad you thought so Pauline it means a lot.

Margaret you say "some might say heaven forbid" I say "Thank God" there are people willing to stick their neck out and shout:)

Mel XX

22nd January 2010, 03:46 PM
Well done to your daughter - and to you for encouraging her to take action in this way. I have met one or two youngsters recently who have really surprised me with their mature understanding of some of the issues we face - quite restores your faith in human possibility!


23rd January 2010, 01:46 PM
I teach 3rd grade (8 year olds) and I think every one of them can now explain how to buy a dog and why to stay away from pet stores and puppy mills!

I bet your daughter's teacher enjoyed seeing her so engaged and passionate about the subject matter!