Comments on Are We Really Evaluating Breeding Stock?

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Gay   Berlin, MD

4/27/2012 10:24:33 AM

I have long said the dogs we exhibit are the "result of our breeding program and as such are not necessarily our breeding stock. Check out the early Salilyn history and a bitch called
"Orienta".
















































































































































































































of our selected breeding stock; dogs of which may never have been shown. Check out the the early history of Salilyn springers and a bitch called "Orienta".

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Gay   Berlin, MD

4/27/2012 10:18:45 AM

I have long said the dogs we exhibit are the "result of our breeding program and as such are not necessarily our breeding stock. Check out the early Salilyn history and a bitch called
"Orienta".
















































































































































































































of our selected breeding stock; dogs of which may never have been shown. Check out the the early history of Salilyn springers and a bitch called "Orienta".

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Christi   Raleigh, NC

4/26/2012 1:47:19 PM

How absurd to say that AKC shows "no interest" in whether our show winners are ever bred! AKC has implemented the Breeder of Merit program, which its constituents have embraced by the thousands. AKC holds the only dog show that I know of that gives a cash award to the Best Bred-by-Exhibitor in Show at its AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. AKC parent clubs almost all have a system by which they recognize sires and dams of merit, those that produce champion offspring. AKC awards a medallion to any exhibitor who finishes a dog from the Bred-by-Exhibtor class, and more medallions when they finish five and then 10 from the class. i can't even estimate how much money AKC has spent advocating for the sport of showing, and the hobby of breeding, purebred dogs. These are just a few examples of ways AKC supports both show dogs and breeders.


What more do you want the organization to do to prove that it wants people interested in purebred dogs to breed and show those dogs? That's it's business, after
all.

Without BREEDERS continuing to show and then breed their dogs, the American Kennel Club, a registry, would have many fewer dogs to register!

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Karen P Johnson   Walled Lake, MI

4/26/2012 12:20:34 PM

Good article and true. AKC shows zero further authority or interest in whether or not a show winner is ever bred or not. I would also suggest that spayed and neutered animals should always be able to compete at every dog show, and be included in the final breed, Group and BIS analysis. As Marcia said, not every top winner is bred, and some people simply exhibit to show off their dogs. What better way to recognize the results of good breeding and not encourage unnecessary further breeding than to honor all worthy offspring, intact and not?

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