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?
What do you think?