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02-17-2014 10:43 AM
Wild Wolf Huge improvement, IMO... so great to see breeders making an effort to correct issues! That pedigree dogs exposed documentary has so much value.
02-17-2014 10:37 AM
MaggieRoseLee Scary about the Cavaliers and pugs...and the fact that instead of the breeders wanting to face a problem and deal with it, it's like it doesn't exist?

Hope people are watching the videos cause I'm sure this is happening to some extent in the USA.
02-16-2014 03:13 AM
Xeph I don't like them better than the Westminster dogs (lol), but definite improvements have been made.
02-15-2014 01:10 PM
CMorton Don't get me wrong, that roach draws my eye too, and MegaBucks is one of my fav GSD's right now, but these dogs are a MAJOR improvement from where they were.
02-15-2014 12:17 PM
MaggieRoseLee The slight roach may be because they are starting to add the genetics and diversity from some of the European lines, and they tend to have a bit of a roach.

HEY, just no longer breeding brother/sister, father/daughter had to be a huge change! So getting dogs in from overseas is a vast improvement too.

Everyone see where they went to the USA for Dalmations to help improve one of their genetic issues? At least we did something right for one of the breeds over here
02-15-2014 11:19 AM
Originally Posted by CMorton View Post
I love the type and bone on these dogs and overall balanced movement.
I don't care for the "slight" roach in the loin on a couple, but even that is MUCH improved and doesn't take away from their overall appearance.
That slight roach draws my eye. I want a board straight top line, so that slight roach bugs the heck out of me. Pretty dogs though. Nice bone. But I'll take Fritz or Buck any day of the week.
02-15-2014 10:53 AM
CMorton Working in a specialty practice we see basic breed stereotypes---- Bulldogs and other brachycephalic breeds that need surgical assistance to help them breathe (more) normally, Cavaliers that have heart issues, GSD's with a variety of issues, mine being a few of them LOL. I've gotten familiar with issues I have never heard of before- nerve sheath tumors, fibrotic myopathy, plasmoma (pannus of the third eye lid).

All I wish for these dogs is to be able to live a nice, normal, healthy, happy life.
02-15-2014 10:49 AM
CMorton Yeah it would be. I remember when that video came out, it was Shocking and painful to watch for SO many breeds.
02-15-2014 10:42 AM
MaggieRoseLee So just watched the 'update' on Pedigree dogs exposed and the GSD's were no longer highlighted! Be interesting to hear if those breeders were one of them more RESPONSIBLE ones who took charge to help their dogs!!!!!

02-15-2014 10:26 AM
CMorton Definite improvement I agree LOL!! That BBC video was AHHHHH!!!!!
I love the type and bone on these dogs and overall balanced movement.
I don't care for the "slight" roach in the loin on a couple, but even that is MUCH improved and doesn't take away from their overall appearance.
Thanks for sharing the video.
BTW I still haven't seen the Westminster video. I saw some pics of the winners, but then I know most of the dogs. Gonna go hunt the video now. :-)
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