Like I said before, the research I did on the film, the producers aren't happy about PETA loving all over them. But, they are. And it was that film and PETA that kept Crufts from airing on TV last year.
I don't know about all genetic testing, but in my breed you OFA the hips and clear the eyes and you are good to go. For testing that is. It is your responsibility to make sure that everything is conformationaly sound in body and in mind. Now if one of my dog's has a a seizure, or something I ain't going to breed it! That is just common sence.
The film confused me in a lot of points like saying some breeders just breed for body, not mind. If I take a sheltie out in the ring and it is to backward to strut it stuff it will not win. If my dog has back legs that wobble all over the place it won't win either, but maybe that is a German Shep. thing. I'm sceduled to take my dogs back out Feb 13 & 14. If time allows I'm going to watch the GSD's this time and see if we are facing the same problems the UK is. Personally that blows my mind.
CHK, dont pass the buck onto all breeders. FFS, most of us are doing the right thing by our breeds and would never ever keep going on with a line that had problems. I dont know whats happening in your country but here MOST of us are doing the right thing except what we call farmers or backyarders.
Am I taking what you say personally, hell yes. I do many outside dogs here for grooming, mostly crossbred mongrels. Cant say there is too many that dont come in with major problems. I always know when they have hip, patella problems. It not hard to not notice. You feel it clicking everytime you lift a leg. I always know when a back is out, know when a dog has cancer. I pick many things out that isnt seen to most ppls eyes.
You think I would breed from anything remotely close to what you are talking about? You dont know me well at all, to know me you would know my strict guidelines of what I would and wouldnt breed and what I would and wouldnt touch. I cant stand ppl that hate reg'd breeders, pass all the blame onto the breeders who have forked out more money than they bring in and have so many years experience on the lines they have created. Dont you dare come on here and say we are ruining things when we are doing the best we possibly can for the betterment of the breed.
Wow, perhaps you better check out what happens to most mutts out there. If that example is what you are looking for, its high time you got yourself a better set of glasses.