Ron Dayton, OH, OH 8/15/2009 5:52:25 PM I fear all the good work our responsible breeders do is going to be undone by the actions of the AKC board, who obviously are against better breed health. The AKC board voted UNANIMOUSLY to deny a petition signed by 1300 to re-instate the registration of a single Dalmatian, which registration was "placed on hold" because she had a uric acid level normal for canines but low for Dalmatians. Those pleading with the AKC include several AKC judges, successful breeders of long standing, Doctors, Vets, Researchers, many DCA members, and many who have resigned DCA over this issue. This high level of uric acid endemic to Dalmatians causes suffering and expensive treatment for up to 35% of males. The AKC considers an outcross in the 12th generation too extreme to solve a serious genetic problem. I'm sorry but I feel the AKC deserves whatever difficulties they encounter.