And how can individual breeders modify their professional tactics in a manner that incorporates suitable canine welfare standards? The suggestion of mandatory health checking is one stratagy we can initiate to start the ball rolling on the recovery of functionality, fitness and health in purebreds.
In the past hundred years or so, purebreds have collected 500 different genetic defects.
Today, many of the resultant dog breeds are no longer capable of performing the tasks for which they were originally bred, due to the anatomical and/or physiological deformations that kennel clubs have imposed upon them.
Do you think a good first step would be for kennel clubs to open all dog breed registries to allow an increase in genetic variation ? I am wondering why ANKC is not addressing the issues, they know exist, and why has it been put in the to hard basket for so long. Dogs are suffering!