So how would I KNOW my dog is purebred if I don't have the pedigrees??
I've fostered many litters where the puppies looked NOTHING like the mom or dad (shelter dogs).
Just because two dogs LOOK like German Shepherds doesn't mean they are PUREBRED German Shepherds.
And by having the pedigree (and papers) I can trace the puppy's lineage and see for myself what health problems may have occurred.
You can have a sire and dam that are both OFA Excellent throw an entire litter of dysplastic puppies because in their background was a bunch of dysplastic dogs.
Genetics doesn't JUST come from the direct parents. It carries through the lines.
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