My mum asked me today about 'breed standard'.
Her question was;
Will reducing the gene pool to display specific characteristics open up the breed to genetic problems in the future?
I said 'mum, im a nurse, not a breeder, but I'll ask my forum for you.'
In other words, I think she's asking because the breed standard is so strict, does that mean that in 100 years from now, all the dogs will end up being inbred.