precisely! for example, just off the top of my head here tonightHow does it become more "diversified" from there without outcrossing?
I actually really think targeted out-crossing in a lot of breeds could be extremely beneficial. I don't know that there is much point in GSDs though. We could most likely just encourage the mixing of lines. If we could find healthy and temperamentally sound byb bred dogs since they're less likely to have generations of current popular sires they'd be more likely to add some diversity without having the hassle of adding in new breeds and worrying about introducing different breed specific disorders in shepherds. You'd still maybe get a couple generation of funky dogs but they could easily be soft culled.Exactly! Too bad you have to have political connections to ever have that kind of thing work for the breed!
GSD is, without a doubt, THE best breed of dog there is!
But honestly, where's the diversity?
Honestly, I've whelped my share of mixed breed puppies. Not ever for profit, but for the betterment of the GSD breed!
Doberman was my favorite outcross.
Worked well for me. 3 generations and you couldn't tell...
Ah, but this might be the wrong forum for that news LOL!
Hardy dogs though, living into their teens always! No health issues at all!
Paper is done and graded, but thank you!I wish you luck on your paper. But define "properly" for me.
It's a HUGE can of worms you might be wise to stay away from! LOL!
There is NO properly for most purists! It's all about lineage. Must be "properly" documented. Doesn't matter if the breed suffers because of it, documentation is key.
Well, quite frankly it ain't! What matters most is the dog in front of you!
Is he/she the dog you need/want/expected, given what you know about the lines?
luckily forum rules strictly prohibit politicsToo bad you have to have political connections to ever have that kind of thing work for the breed!