What do you think?

The Kennel Club, supposed defender of the pedigree dog, is opening a debate on registering crossbreeds. It seems they see it as a boon for owners that want to health check respective parents and it is only cynical folk who see it as an increase to the KC coffers now registrations of pedigrees are falling. Thing is though what health checks would be done and why? The Glen of Imaal Terrier community have asked the KC to only register pups from parents that are DNA (crd3) tested; not a lot of dogs, easy to administer, supported by both breed clubs. The KC have said no. So in Glens, and many other breeds, the people that supposedly matter have asked for positive action on health and are ignored…what is the point again in registering “doodles” etc?

2 thoughts on “What do you think?

  1. Is this the thin edge of the wedge? Will it be that in years to come if crossbreeds are accepted as the “norm” the pedigree will become obsolete? In my opinion this would a sad thing for the dog world in general and definitely a backward step by the Kennel Club.

  2. I think the Kennel club should work out who has paid for them since it’s inception;-The breeders of purebred dogs. IMO they should go the other way and anyone allowing a dog to be used for crossbreeding have that dog’s registration barred from future registrations. There is already a bit in the code of ethics “Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmful to the dog or to the breed.” – if every bitch produced crossbreeds the breed would cease to exist.

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