Bernie - I get what you are saying.
I guess one of the reasons I love the workingbred working dogs - kelpies, cattle dogs, koolies etc is that they do resemble thier Dingo origins and because they are working, their structures are pretty good for the most part and they have few health issues. The ANKC has no influence on the true workingbred dogs.
I am no fan of dogs bred with physical proplems like breathing difficulties and birthing problems and weird hind end assemblies and would not own such breeds and personally I do not find such physical difficulties cute. I have seen some of these dogs really struggle in the heat.
The true working breds can fetch a lot of money. It is not unusual for farmers to spend up to $12000 for a top quality dog. Reasonable when they do the work of several humans.
I have to say though that working breeders do use line and in breeding to fix certain positive traits and done correctly with the understanding of what you are doing with regards to health it is a very valuable tool. Most working breeders I know keep an eye on their inbreeding coeffeceints. Bringing the wrong outcross into the mix can cause havoc as well. Again it gets back to be an ethical breeder who knows exactly what they are doing.
I have no problem with a mix that is genetically and phenotypically healthy. I have no problem with a pedigree that is the same. I do have a problem with innapropriately bred mixes and pedigrees that have been deliberately or inadvertantly bred to suffer physical difficulties. I dont think that is fair on the dog no matter how cute people think it is.