Canine Genetics

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*Image courtesy of Italian Greyhound Rescue of Idaho  

In the world of AKC conformation, we have come to the point where form is chosen over function.  The result has been detrimental to canine genetics as well as the show world.  When we get to the point where dogs are genetically predisposed to hip dysplasia, born blind and unable to hear, we have gone too far.  What is driving this unhealthy trend?  Dollars!  A “papered” dog means nothing.  What we must shoot for is health certificates along with AKC papers.

Posted by Pamela Louderback

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