Archive for April, 2012

A while back I came across this web page wherein a breeder does an exemplary job of health disclosures on the puppies she’s raised. This is very commendable. I am certain though, that many if not most pet puppy buyers will be very reluctant to do a lot of the health testing that has to be done to have so much information to share. None the less, as much information as possible needs to be shared for the betterment of our beloved breeds. As breeders we try to produce healthy puppies, but as she points out, recessive and multi gene problems can surface many generations apart. In some cases, attempts to minimize the probabilities of recurrence are appropriate. Eliminating individuals from the gene pool isn’t always the best course of action. I hope you find this disclosure as enlightening as I did. This is coming from what is obviously a very responsible breeder.



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