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New Zealand Kennel Club - Accredited Breeders Program (Breed Info)

The NZKC has started an accredited breeders scheme, last year when I saw the health testing suggested for Dobes I was pretty disappointed (I think it might have just been hips), but it's looking up now! Would love to see the "optional" taken away, but at least it's a positive step for a country far behind the USA in terms of health testing :D
 

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Sounds similar to the AKC's "Breeder Of Merit" program. That might be what it's based on.
 

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The saddest thing is that dogs with poor health win shows on looks and healthy dobes arent as attractive so noone breeds from them. I mean, I am well aware of what I have gotten myself into and Idk but thats great news Disco!
 

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The saddest thing is that dogs with poor health win shows on looks and healthy dobes arent as attractive so noone breeds from them. I mean, I am well aware of what I have gotten myself into and Idk but thats great news Disco!
While there are a large portion like that there are also those that really do care and breed accordingly.
And I dunno, there are a huge number of dogs out there w/Ch in front of the name that I can't wrap my head around- would be interesting to know what the true aesthetic would wind up being if health were #1 in the ring.
 

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I hope this can put a bit of pressure on the Aussie breeders to lift their game re health tests.
 
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