Fred San Francisco, CA 2/1/2009 1:53:15 PM Christi, Your basic drift is that we need to be active in educating the public. I would assert that the basic criticism leveled a the fancy is valid, and that much more needs to be done than PR while failing to address the fundamental issues. While I support CHF, they have no control over the breed standards or the inaction and resistance of the breed clubs. We, the fancy, are like the deniers illustrated in the BBC documentary. Too often, "safe" research is supported, while important research into genetic diversity, the effects of closed gene pools, the genetic basis of conditions, etc, is avoided.