i keep hearing about these 'narrowing' pedigrees...............
Well...that was my impression when digging thru pedigrees on my search for the "unicorn". Albeit, I only got it partially right, my boy's sire still isn't stud du jour...which is what I see when looking @show programs these days...same dogs over 'n over, then some more, 2.0, 3.0 ad infinitum.
breed......out......then come back in..............all the while keeping your type..how hard can it be.
if you are referring to how to breed out say...DCM.............aint gonna happen by bringing in dogs from the past.
Maybe not, but piling on the oversaturated dogs surely isn't the answer.
Not to you or anyone directly in particular- it too often appears that some are under a hypnotic denial in order to reach a structural goal while the house is burning down.
Most apparent while reading over people glowing over each others puppies whose sire just dropped dead at 7....and this could go for many different sires at the moment. No mention of concern over the elephant in the room.
I really truly hope someone starting to consider a future in dobes begins with unicorn hunting and sticking to it by finding like-minded, because the breed needs new people who care and vote with their $$$$$.
Ok, going off to have a good cry.