Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I do wish parent clubs of struggling breeds would take a page from the Dalmatian Club of America and the implementation of LUA Dals and work to find viable outcrosses instead of digging in their heels for the sake of purity. I have a good number of friends involved in Doberman Pinschers, a breed in desperate need of an outcross. The DPCA is adamant against it, but the new regime or younger fanciers that will one day takeover seem to be open to it.
Boy am I glad ours is a healthy breed (fun fact: We boast either the 5th or 6th largest number of CHIC dogs throughout all breeds). I do believe we have a health and longevity survey currently being given...I heard mention of it at the national but did not investigate further.