Letters from the Front Line:Britain Hill: The show ring/ unhealthy dogs is becoming more prevalent view all the time. I haven’t a clue why health tests are not mandatory before registration, as some European countries do. I love Jemima Harrison’s blog....Kathy Bittorf: Now let us take into consideration this document of the AKC Mission Statement. Now the date of Amendment in 2013 from 1909. Delegates represent the breed club at the AKC meetings. Most Members of Breed Clubs are not aware...Kathy Bittorf: Thank you Craig for explaining to those who belong to AKC Breed Clubs but do not realize it is the AKC Delegates that really do not have elect. Maybe now some out there will get the message. Thanks again.retrieverman: The real saving grace behind all of this is that AKC dogs are a minority of the US population and show dogs are an even smaller minority. This isn’t like Europe, where the clubs have state or royal patronage (even...Kathy Bittorf: Chris and Craig do you not see? Well how could you? The AKC Delegates which for decades were two. One is now deceased. The other remaining AKC Delegate is suffering advanced years and not enjoying good health as far as I...Kathy Bittorf: Would I do it again if I knew? Would I have joined and dropped my Breed Club Membership on this discovery outlined today by Craig on latest Border Wars topic. Yes, I would. Would I have joined in the first place, No. AKC...Kathy Bittorf: Honestly Chris I am wondering what breed of herding collies he could possibly be referring. This seems to be a language barrier or experience barrier. I am not sure ..maybe both?Kathy Bittorf: n the list of breeds that maintain or convert to good hip status when breeding selection is based solely on performance, are breeds that run or pull straight ahead, or mostly so. Border Collies, on the other hand, do a...Greta: Coming late to this discussion: I’ve been doing flyball for well over a decade and I’ve never seen a Saluki in the lanes. I’m going to take a guess that most of the serious sighthounds who are extremely fast are...Elizabeth: The title of this article is stupid and overly dramatic. It is obvious the author knows NOTHING about genetics and breeding dogs. If a blind and deaf human had children would anyone run around saying it is “cruel”...Bert: If dog shows are a sport, then so are flower shows.
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