User talk:Hafwyn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Genetics and dogs[edit]

A very cool article about how dogs are related and it's not always what we think, based on research done by the geneticist who started the Canine Genome Project: Genetics and the Shape of Dogs; Studying the new sequence of the canine genome shows how tiny genetic changes can create enormous variation within a single species in 'The American Scientist', With a chart.

Tuscany Dog Project[edit]

A current research project involving packs of semi-feral dogs running around in a park in Italy. Can't find much in English about it. on German Wikipedia. It would be interesting to know what they are finding out about dog behaviour when the dogs aren't referencing humans... but does it matter?


Hi Hafwyn, and Welcome to Wikipedia! Wikipedia-logo.png

Welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you enjoy the encyclopedia and want to stay. As a first step, you may wish to read the Introduction.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at my talk page — I'm happy to help. Or, you can ask your question at the New contributors' help page.

Here are some more resources to help you as you explore and contribute to the world's largest encyclopedia...

Finding your way around:

Need help?

How you can help:

Additional tips...

MBisanz Good luck, and have fun. --MBisanz talk 16:48, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Tuscany Dog Project[edit]

Did you mean to create this in article space? --Bfigura (talk) 22:54, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

I asked as it would appear that the page is meant to organize the translation project. (As opposed to being the translated content). If it's the former, then I think you want to move it to Wikipedia:Tuscany Dog Project. Best, --Bfigura (talk) 23:02, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

5/8 DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 8 May, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Dog type, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Bedford 18:56, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Championship (dog)[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

This is an automated message from CorenSearchBot. I have performed a web search with the contents of Championship (dog), and it appears to be very similar to another wikipedia page: Champion (dog). It is possible that you have accidentally duplicated contents, or made an error while creating the page— you might want to look at the pages and see if that is the case.

This message was placed automatically, and it is possible that the bot is confused and found similarity where none actually exists. If that is the case, you can remove the tag from the article and it would be appreciated if you could drop a note on the maintainer's talk page. CorenSearchBot (talk) 17:41, 9 June 2008 (UTC)


'Majority of pedigrees healthy' Interesting.

Non-dog dogs[edit]

I was tagging it because it seemed unlikely, but yes, I was interested. Thanks for taking the time to tell me that--it is one of the most interesting things I've learned for a while! Movingboxes (talk) 04:13, 29 August 2008 (UTC)


Hafwyn, you may want to be aware that the dog projects appear to now be getting dragged into a much larger, um, "situation." See [1], [2], and then [3] (last 2-3 paras in particular). Longstanding problems here, latest round. Not asking you to do anything in particular, just want you to be aware of the bigger picture. Oh and also may want to note [4] and [5] Yes, I guess I AM begging for sympathy. Feel free to reply on this talk page, I think mine is watchlisted by said party. Or just dive for cover, may be the wiser course of action. LOL! Montanabw(talk) 03:46, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

I have taken this to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Montanabw. --Una Smith (talk) 14:09, 23 November 2008 (UTC)


Hi and thanks for your reply. The dog in question was a stray, I am yet to take him to the pound but was hopefull for help here. Hopefully the pound could find the breed and the owner for me. Enlil Ninlil (talk) 00:37, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Disputed history[edit]

Then all of history sections in all of dog breed articles should be renamed Disputed history, except from the part from when standardization started?

Those modern dog breeds of today have been created from the remnants of the breeds which survived the dark ages (Medieval times). I do not see your point in puting aside all of writings, paintings, literature, etc. and talking only about how Boxers have a history (all known, the founder's name etc.) and in such cases as Maltese we should write only about attempts of standardization and recognition of breeds in kennel clubs and FCI.

Do you know how the breeds of today are being awarded to countries of origin. On the basis of historical evidence, the more the better, paintings, pottery, literature, chronicles, ...

Imbris (talk) 23:24, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

The more the better, but a hodgepodge helps no one. The article has to be kept consistent and must be structured according to its own needs; in this case I think 'Disputed history' or some such section would be most favourable, especially if you intend to make further edits of similar character. the roof of this court is too high to be yours (talk) 03:34, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Don't you worry, the article will be consistent around Central Mediterranean Area and around reliable sources that list previous sources. Other sources that could be reliable but do not reference previous sources (authors, books, paintings, etc.) could go only in the disputed section of the history subtitle. -- Imbris (talk) 17:42, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Russian dog breeds[edit]

I have nominated Category:Russian dog breeds (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) for renaming to Category:Dog breeds originating in Russia (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. Russavia Dialogue 04:10, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Shih Tzu[edit]

I'm not an administrator, though I know you can request pages be semi-protected (no anon edits). In accordance with Assuming Good Faith, they aren't really "vandals", just "misguided". --Kingoomieiii ♣ Talk 01:13, 26 March 2009 (UTC)


I noticed you put a redirect from the Verelade dog to the Gascon Saintongeois. As far as I can see, the Verelade dog is not the same dog at all. The American Rare Breed Association recognizes the Verelade[1] as its own breed. You'll also notice if you search Verelade on various sites (such as that it can be found as that in itself and not as the Gascon. Among other rare breed associations who will list "verelade". So, I'm taking/requesting for the redirect off for now.

Also, the Gascon Saintongeois is correctly named Grand Gascon-Saintongeois. I can't find any reference or kennels that accept the name just as Gascon Saintongeois vs. Grand Gascon-Saintongeois so I'll be requesting a move for this.

Is the proper name. UKC, FCI, CKC, and pretty much all groups/kennels that recognize the breed call it by this name. The "-" between Gascon and Saintongeois can be argued, however. [2][3][4][5][6][7][8]--Avalik (talk) 10:02, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

More Moves[edit]

Hello Hafwyn! I appreciate your enthusiam for creating new pages for dog breeds -- I'm certainly too lazy to do it -- but I will encourage you to do a little more research when deciding that one breed = a alternative name for another breed and creating a redirect instead of a page. Deleting redirects is a lot more work than creating them, and it also gives the breed less chance of ever getting a page if it goes unnoticed long enough. I notice you seem to redirect many breeds to other breeds with a similar name or a similar slang name -- as mentioned, I would encourage a little more research than this. Anyways, here are some of the pages that I'll be requested being deleted as redirect or changed:

  • American Leopard Hound
  • Leopard Cur (this one will instead be redirected to American Leopard Hound, is my hopes)
  • Black Forest Hound
  • Borador (possibly, it's a somewhat well known hybrid, might deserve it's own page)

and perhaps a few others. I won't request the redirect just yet, please reply on my talk page if you have an issue or if you would prefer to edit the redirect pages to pages themself instead. Avalik (talk) 23:18, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Domestic and wild animal crosses[edit]

You should take another look at Domestic and wild animal crosses -- you need more references so as to not violate Wikipedia's No Original Research policy. :) Banaticus (talk) 23:10, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Cobby dog[edit]

Hello, Hafwyn. I came upon this article today and noticed your March merge proposal. It doesn't look like there is any opposition to the merge, so it should be a simple one. Best regards, momoricks 03:16, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Biewer Terrier information[edit]

Dear Hafwyn, All breeds are a mixture of different breeds. AKC considers a breed a purebred that is a combination of 3 or more breeds and breeds true for 20 years. The Biewer Terrier has been proven genetically to be a distinct breed of its own through a 2 year research project between the BTCA, Inc. and Mars Veterinary.

The BTCA, Inc. is the only club that has the support and membership of Mrs. Gertrud Biewer. Mrs. Biewer is in constant contact with Ilona Shanklin and Gayle Pruett, board members of the BTCA, Inc.. Ilona is from Germany and is the foreign correspondent for the BTCA, Inc. Mrs. Biewer considers the BTCA, Inc. to be the authority and protector of the Biewer breed.

The only accepted revised standard for the Biewer breed is the Biewer Terrier standard signed by Mrs. Gertrud Biewer and used by the only two show venues, ARBA (American Rare Breed Association) and the IABCA (Internation All Breed Canine Association), that allow rare breeds not yet accepted by AKC to show. The original standard was signed both Werner Biewer and Gertrud Biewer in Nov. 1989.

The IABCA in governed by the UCI e.V. in Germany, which has also accepted the BTCA, Inc. as the parent club for the breed.

Dog Channel is affiliated with Dog Fancy and Dog World magazines, which are purebred dog magazines and are able to list the purebred Biewer Terrier because we were accepted by ARBA as the parent club for the breed.

The BTCA, Inc. would like to add the standard and the information about the gentic study to the Biewer Terrier page.

Thank You Zarina1 (talk) 02:38, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svg

A tag has been placed on Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about an organization or company, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for organizations and companies. You may also wish to consider using a Wizard to help you create articles - see the Article Wizard.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hang on}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag - if no such tag exists then the page is no longer a speedy delete candidate and adding a hangon tag is unnecessary), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. The Resident Anthropologist (talk) 18:22, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

It's been proposed that two articles that you created on the same day, Dog type and List of dog types, be merged. I see that you haven't edited in over a year, but hoping that you might have email notifications turned on, and would like to respond to the proposal at Talk:Dog type. Thanks, Wbm1058 (talk) 13:34, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox dog crossbreed[edit]

Template:Infobox dog crossbreed has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox dog breed. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:36, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:35, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^