A dog's worth is not determined by a piece of paper, be that paper from the AKC, UKC, CKC or the Pope.
But, it does help prove the dog is worthy of reproducing in a world where dogs are a dime a dozen.
If a dog has proven itself, exceptionally in form and fashion, to a knowledgeable person other than the biased owner, the dog has passed necessary and mandatory health clearances, been evaluated by a veterinarian and an unbiased, impartial, knowledgeable breed enthusiast/expert, the owner has pre-determined, signed contract homes lined up for the pups before the breeding is even fathomed AND the owner of the dog is financially, mentally and emotionally capable of being 100% responsible for the pups should something not work out, from the time they're born, until they die... then, and ONLY THEN would I consider breeding the dog. (And all of that holds true to any breeding situation, whether the dog is papered or not.)
Last edited by mehpenn; 09-10-2013 at 11:48 AM.