As a matter of fact I would Faber. Let me know how many dogs die from allergies each year. And let me further explain - I don't want a dog with either, personally...THAT is my point. If you look at the pictures posted under allergy testing - I posted pictures of my GSP that passed away in November... check out those photos and get back to me... that is what bad breeding is. Daily meds for the dog - what a life for the dog. Expenses for the owner and heart break when they die young. Ali was only 9 years old... oh, and she died of cancer, not allergies. I'm glad you have what you are willing to "accept" - personally - I won't. I'm hoping the next Doberman you own not have this disease...like so many that are being produced in the US currently.
I will repeat - IF it was so easy to get rid of vWD - there would not be so many dogs with it... IF you could breed out hip dysplasia - why are there more dogs with it? IF you can BREED out ALL these diseases - why are they still around?? Bad breeding? BYB'ers? I don't think so...
While showing I personally observed a very prominent breeder of GSD's put papers on a dog her husband got from the pound. I personally observed this same woman use a different stud than was stated on the papers...People that show dogs are not always what they claim to be.
Just because they show does not automatically make them "one of the good guys"... there is so much more to it than that - so much more. They go to a few shows - make a few rounds so that they can "say" they are on the up and up - doing breedings for the breed, etc.
It's simply their way to get the "stamp" of approval that the "internet" seems to require. Not a serious endeavor for the breed they profess to love. And they are just the same as any "Greeder" you find... they use these forums to troll for puppy buyers... it's free advertising for them...make "friends" - and sell puppies... it's a game to them Faber. Oh and they are self professed "experts" as well. There is always information on the internet to back any argument....
They slam others on the forums - and again it's to make themselves "look" good...and when the time comes and you are looking for a puppy - they will be right there to help you out. Let me add here - I own pets, I don't show - I have nothing to gain here Faber, nothing...
For those that are into the breed for the breed - for the love of the breed, my most sincere apologies, I did not mean this to reflect on you in any way - but you know of who I speak - we have all seen them at the shows and on these forums.
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I'm gonna stay out of this discussion.....