Submitted: August 15th, 2008
Vote Due: October 1st, 2008
Is it time for D.C.A. to discuss the possibility of AKC
registration of the descendants of the
Response by Nancy Reiter
I think it selfish of breeders to be more concerned about the spotting pattern of their progeny than they are about the health of the progeny.
A lot of the puppies that we sell go into homes where they will never be shown, and never be bred, but will be the beloved pet of a family. It is those animals and families that are most dismayed when they learn that their pet needs expensive surgery to survive and then have also to feed super expensive food and give medication for the remainder of the dog's life.
Let's face it, today's economy is a rough one. We all know that. We all are making some sacrifices already with attending fewer shows and cutting back on extended vacations. What happens when there is nothing else to cut back and now there is a decision to be made about what to do with the beloved family pet.
We as breeders should be ashamed of ourselves! We should be MORE concerned with the health of our dogs and LESS concerned with the spotting (and, quite frankly, a lot of the Dals in the show ring today have horrendous spoting already!)
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