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From past experience with dog clubs and hearing the first announcement to reading all of the post. I feel; it will not affect the Havanese we own at all, the HSD felt the HCA was not doing enough to correct the major health problems of the breed, so they started their own breed. In their experience while breeding to correct thes issues they found some very common denominators one being the silky coat. As I said before it is like opening Pandora’s Box, with so many puppy mills wanting in on the high priced breeds and pet people breeding and not knowing the difference you will never be able to correct the Havanese breed entirely, what is done is done.
I know there are Havanese breeders in the HCA that will always do what is the very best for the breed, and now the HSDC will do what is best for the dogs they are trying to accomplish. If the HSDC do use the 2 year 5 generation rule, they should be able to achieve their goal. The better breeders in the HCA probably already have diluted or eradicated these problems from their lines. If not, we as pet owners should be asking “why?” before we buy.
One thing to remember if someone has AKC papers that allows them to breed their dogs it does not matter what the quality is or the health, AKC will register the get and not ask any questions. These breeders do not have to be members of any organization, care about the health or structure of the animals they breed. This happens in all breeds not just the Havanese. To me this is probably where most of the problems lie.
Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen