Re: AKC classifieds for GSD, you'd be surprised/not
Historian, but where do you stop?
If a dog has an a stamp should you also have an OFA, what about penn-hip? Do you stop with hips or hips and elbows, or hips and elbows and cardiac and....
Then you can say it is AKC right? Maybe they should only register dogs out of AKC titled parents? Will this help the breed. What about all you Shutzhund fanciers.
The SV can require an A-stamp, they can require Schutzhund, they can require the going thing in Germany today. So AKC can require OFA, AKC tracking, herding, or obedience titles. Will this help the breed in America today?
AKC is an all-breed registry. I do not know if the SV covers all breeds or just German breeds or just German Shepherds. In any case, we have three rather distinct lines in the US, and putting restrictions that favors one line of thought won't help in my opinion. Much better to set a GSDCA type of registry, make sure it covers the all three lines of dogs, and then advertise and educate people to only buy shepherds who are GSDCA registered.
Different breeds have different issues, using an all breed club to make requirements for your breed is kind of like asking the government to set up standards for dog breeding and sales.
Just an opinion.
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