Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jeff. County, NY
How would the perfect Breed Registry/Association look like
So I've been thinking.
I know that many breeders are not exactly happy with the way the SV and AKC is handling the things.
What I am wondering about is why has nobody ever worked on opening up a complete new GSD breed registry outside the Schutzhund szene. A breed registry where it's about the working dog with real jobs and where you can actually concentrate on the different traits and what is needed for a healthy, versatile, Jack of all Trades, dog.
What would it look like. What would make a working dog a working dog with a job. SAR? Police? Detection? Narcotics? Therapy? Service Dogs?
What kind of health qualifications and tests would they have to undergo?
There is a lot that can be covered up in schutzhund that can't be covered up in a real world job.
I'd say, make it one breed. No differences between Show and Working line. If it is a good Showline with lots of working potential, USE IT! Mix it in.
So what would you want to see in a new registry. What kind of health certifications would you want. How would you want the dogs to be tested and what do you actually consider a working dog with a real job?