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    Default who controls/polices the quality....

    of a breed, the ankc, the breed registries, the judges, the breeders, the buyers????


    is anybody at the helm or the ship drifting rudderles into the breach?

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    Mainly the clubs or societies that organise the breeders, like a breed club - set the breed standards, and then they train judges to assess the standards, and then hire judges to judge at competition.

    So it's a combination of breeders and judges. Sometimes it takes some outside influence like that BBC show and the RSPCA and general public outrage to get the breeders to review a trend in dog shape that is unhealthy.

    So it is a bit committee like. Camel - horse - design committee ...

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    It's not a regulated industry. Animal breeding generally isn't.

    The State bodies have their own rules etc that members must abide by, like any other association, organisation or club.

    There are general government systems set up to catch some of the issues within unregulated industry and private transactions - ACCC and Fair Trading etc.

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    so we have several layers of local, state, federal and internationally sanctioned pencil pushers all getting fees and nobody can point to a single one of them that performs any specific accountable function re breed quality or even breeder ethics??

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    nobody can point to a single one of them that performs any specific accountable function re breed quality or even breeder ethics
    Well some states have laws, and sometimes the RSPCA enforces some of them - as far as health and conditions go. But nobody is checking that dogs are being bred to be suitable as pets. I'm not sure there's even a criteria for it.

    How would you check? I know the RSPCA does temperament testing on some of their rescues - which involves among other things - putting a doll in front of the dog to see how it reacts (as if the doll is like a child), and maybe a stuffed toy (supposed to be like a cat)... my dog would fail for sure.

    I knew AWL used to test their dogs with a very big and ferocious stand his ground kind of cat - I think they called it Mandrake - biggest tabby you ever saw. But I'm not sure if they do that now. They might just lead the dog past the cat cages to see what it does... my dog might "pass" and might not. Depending on how interesting the handler was and how close they got to a cat and what the cats did.

    But not getting along with cats - isn't usually a death sentence like not getting along with plastic dolls can be.

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    You're talking about these organisations like they are some sort of governmental bodies??

    They are associations - like your local country Show Society, or model airplane enthusiasts club. They have internal rules, regulations and codes of ethics that their members must abide by - like all associations have. They also have sanctions and repercussions for members who breach those.

    But they are not legal bodies with legislation behind them.

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    ‘muttboy’ – sooooo many questions !

    Are you asking about control and policing over purebred dogs and their breeding - or – are you asking about crossbred mutts and their breeding ?
    Does change the answer that you will receive somewhat ! smiley-eatdrink004.gif

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