That is why I say attend breed speciality shows. To keep in their eye for their breed.
It is not necessary to attend all breeds shows.
Yes I know there are people out there that attend every week and breed crap even though they are winning.
I also know people who are so disappointed that their BIS winning dog has crap hips and will never be bred from. I know others that unfortunately that wouldn't stop them from breeding said same dog.
I do know this. You couldn't breed good quality to standard whippets without being out in the ring. They change too much, those fat little puppies alter and change dramatically. Yeah I could breed healthy ones, but could I breed good ones.
I'm going to step out of this thread now because for me it's an all or nothing thing breeding dogs from researching that foundation bitch, to proving your choice in the ring, it's worth in the whelping box and so on.