Laramie, i haven't yet the article, titled "A World without Wolfhounds", i've seen a wolfhound parade with 100s of wolfhounds marching along, all in matching lil green bowties, (how lucky am i? i almost swooned at this sight, wow and wow) and there are wolfhounds one can rescue on petfinders. but, i have no idea if you are really reading my posts when you wrote: //"And, although it's not an ideal situation, wouldn't you rather have breeders do SOME testing rather than NONE?"// wha??????? I feel like it's as if i've posted, "I would like a cake." and you reply, "Wouldn't you like a cake??!!" facepalm. I give up. Again, to *anyone else* reading along, dogs are not extinct,ZERO CHANCE OF ANY BREED BECOMING "EXTINCT" as the breeds i'm sure you'd never heard of prior to scrapping around to discover rare breeds in other countries prove, your list proves how dogs are EASILY renumbered, even 100s of years ago, easily easily reproduced. The supply/demand for these less common dogs is probably just about right, with only a small number of these dogs being on petfinders, YAY!!! AND anyone who wants ANY BREED can indeed, acquire such a dog, there is just NO chance of dogs becoming extinct. dogs are NOT like panda bears---dogs DO reproduce VERY VERY easily and prolifically, many many breeds we have today, are ALL decendents of only TWO dogs who were created by humans to produce the line you own today, and we have a severe dog overpopulation crisis in the US, as well as most other countries, and since we DO have a dog OVERPOPULATION CRISIS breeding dogs should be left to those experts who understand genetics and do full testing of both parents lineage. Laramie, if you feel you will someday gain the education req'd to properly breed diseases OUT of purebreds to add more dogs to this overpopulation crisis, what can i say? I HAVE SAID REPEATEDLY this level of breeding IS ADMIRABLE, but exceedingly rare. It's also good idea, to become very familiar with the breed you are going to make more of, so do start learning up on the nat'l dog of Sweden, etc. Breeders SHOULD be very familiar with the breed that they feel the world needs more of. You are free to do as you see fit, no one can stop you! There are literally millions of ppl who breed dogs, no one can stop them from making a living from dog uteruses, and millions of customer$ who keep them in business!!........ and millions and millions of homeless dogs in dog pounds, and millions and millions of dogs being put to death, simply because------------------> we have TOO MANY dogs already. and, by the way, Laramie, after reding your descriptions of how hard you tried to rescue a homeless border collie without finding any-------- i put your zip code into petfinders, there were many, many homeless border collies, and homeless aussies, right in your state. but, whatever! HAVE A GREAT WEEK.