This is the reason I do not register ANY pups, my family has for for a very long time, including grandparents who showed, seen the detrimental effects on breeds due to breed standards and "appearance", and I dont agree with it for some breeds and never will.
Over the past 30 years, none of our lines have been bred before 5yrs and still heart clear,(which means we very rarely breed) and today, all of our dogs and pups (when grown) remain heart clear, we have on occasion very carefully out crossed, seeking to improve the size of the dome and nose, whilst retaining comformation and temperment, which has been very successful thus far, but is a work in progress.
I am very proud of our work thus far improving the health of the breed. And I sure am not alone in my thinking here, my family in victoria and myself in queensland have a large network of breeders who are abandoning breed clubs and archaic ideals, and working under guidance from vet genetic specialists..
So you see Emma?, my puppies would not be welcome in the ANKC register, breed clubs or show ring. Because HAPPILY, we would not be able to fit the standard,