breed = not science
from what i can piece together science does not recognise dog breeds or cattle, horse....breeds???
standards for same breed can vary from country to country??
what were breeds called before a standard was written, standards can change with one swoop of a commitee, can a purebred dog become no longer a purebred?
opening a stud book contradicts purebred? cf that dalmation at crufts with pointer blood - is the concept of purity beneficial long term for dogs or just a licence to make money?
would the gsd suffer if there was no registries?