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Here’s a back-up if Hockey’s audit is too rushed

Joe Hockey's new Commission of Audit will be the most comprehensive in almost two decades.

Original Source: http://www.businessday.com.au/business/heres-a-backup-if-hockeys-audit-is-too-rushed-20131025-2w78k.html

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Q&A:

xyz asked are white german shepherd dogs the same as standard german shepherds?

Are they considered equal in intelligence, obedience, and behavior. Why are they white? Is it because of cross breeding or genetic mutation? Do they cost more?
P.S. Is it basically the same dog except for the color?

And got the following answer:

•• Despite the beliefs of a very vociferous segment in the USofA (about 5% of all Yank GSD breeders), there is no White German Shepherd Dog. And AKC rules prevent recognition of any breed or variety whose distinguishing feature is a fault in the parent breed’s Standard.
At about the turn of the millennium a group of Swiss fanciers of white GSDs (note the difference between a capital W for part of a breed name, and an ordinary w for an adjective) persuaded the Kennel Club in Switzerland to open a separate Breed Register for those of their pooches that had pedigrees where, for at least 6 generations, every ancestor was a GSD registered as being white. Those are now the BBS = Berger Blanc Suisse.

Although fanciers of self-whites consider the banning from shows (although the UKC accepts white GSDs, the UKC is an outcast internationally; its registrations & titles are unacceptable to any official Kennel Club) as mere racial prejudice, the fact is that ALL sheep herding dogs – Shelties, the various Collies, the Belgian & German Shepherd Dog breeds – are required to be DARK on top. There are at least 2 valid reasons: (1) So the shepherd working far away can see what the dog is up to. (2) Colourless dogs get little respect from sheep so have to work MUCH harder, which burns up energy (that must be replaced by food) and time (which cannot be replaced).
A white coat is also totally unsuitable for almost all a GSD’s other tasks, such as a dog used to alert a military patrol that they are near the enemy, an avalanche rescue dog, and so on.

That said, the better-bred white GSDs can do fine in KC obedience. But they are untypical as GSDs. And because their breeders focus on producing whites, many of the ancestors have been used for their coat despite being poor in health or behaviour, whatever. Some years ago a brave set of Yank breeders for white set up an on-line data-base – I’m told that it shows that 1 in 4 of their pooches has at least one fault (other than being white), a percentage I consider unacceptable.

•• Genuinely white dogs are white because they have 2 pairs of recessive alleles – one pair blocks the production of eumelanin (dark pigment), the other blocks the production of phaeomelanin (tan pigments). So a white GSD actually has colourless hairs. But, unlike an albino, it does have pigment in its “leathers” (eye rims, nose, lips, pads) and eyes. And the mutations that created those alleles happened LONG before there were actual registered breeds of dogs, so are now merely alleles, no longer mutations. A note: The alleles that block tans are not 100% effective, and so many self-whites have “badger patches” in their coat.

•• Because it has a much more limited scope of use than does a typical GSD, a self-white should cost less than a genuine GSD. There is not room here to go into how to tell a greedy, ignorant BYB gouger from a dedicated, knowledgeable breeder.

•• Structurally, most white GSDs are not only white but also too damned big. In addition, because they have been bred by so many pet-is-all people, the odds of finding one that is mentally strong enough for protection work are slim – not that civilians should NEED a dog for protection. Although rarely as exaggerated as the dreadful NAmerican Ski-Slope Dogs that masquerade as GSDs in AKC & CKC rings, they do not meet the requirements of the International Standard of the GSD: http://www.fci.be/uploaded_files/166A1991_en.doc
But a pet doesn’t need to be typical of any particular breed.

To ask further questions about GSDs, join some of the 400+ YahooGroups dedicated to various aspects of living with GSDs; most also let you post pics of your pet as it grows up. Each group’s Home page tells you what they like to talk about, and how active they are.
Les P, owner of GSD_Friendly: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/GSD_Friendly
“In GSDs” as of 1967

♥ I love my Puppy!!♥ asked How many different registries are there?

First off, I know that the AKC and UKC and two well known organizations, but what other legitimate organizations/registries are there? How many are there? Is there a big difference in them? Also, what would you consider to be the “best” one out there? I’m just curious, so please no rude answers. This is in no way a question about how to register my dogs or anything like that.

And got the following answer:

Most nations have a single all-breed registry that is internationally reputable and accepted – in the U.S., that is the American Kennel Club, though the UKC is also reputable, they are less internationally well known. The Kennel Club (UK) is the other large, independent, all-breed registry in the world, most other nations have a single reputable kennel club that is a member of the FCI (http://www.fci.be/membres.aspx). Any FCI member registry is probably THE reputable and well-known registry in its own country.

There are also many reputable registries for individual breeds or small groups of breeds – i.e. ASCA for Australian Shepherds, several coonhound organizations, etc, but these are less well-known and are, of course, naturally more limited in acceptance and scope.

Probably the best way to tell if a registry is reputable is to see who will accept their registration papers as valid – most everyone will accept FCI members, AKC, and Kennel Club (UK), but is there reciprocity? If none of the “big three” (FCI, AKC, KC(UK)) will not dual-register a dog based on their registration with the organization in question, there is probably a good reason and I would shy away from working with that organization.

Jay asked How do you write a thesis statement? Need one for History class.?

I have a history paper due next month about 6 things that have changed the way we think based on a history book we read. The instructions are to write a strong thesis statement that shows our analytical argument, and the introduction has to show the scope of our paper and introduce the themes and arguments in our paper. I am a middle aged women going back to school, so this is new to me and I don’t understand what he is asking. Please Please give me some advice. Thank you!!!

And got the following answer:

A thesis statement is usually a sentence but can be a paragraph basically summarizing the main points in your paper. For example, if I was writing a paper saying that a german shepherd is the worst type of dog and I believed that because they are big, they have long hair, and they are drool, my thesis statement would be something like this. “German Shepherds are the worst dog to have in a house because they are big, they have long hair that gets everywhere, and they drool all over your house.” Is that helpful?