I am totally in agreement with people who say that meticulous dog breeding to produce kennel club approved show-ready pedigrees is as bad as dog fighting. We have a German Shepherd rescue near us so every so often you see people walking those shepherds that have hip issues from people breeding for that coveted sloping leg and they can barely walk and it is the saddest thing
One of my friends was saying dogs shouldn’t be able to win shows if the animal is physically incapable of doing the job the breed was created for, just to keep people from celebrating and passing on these horrible, painful deformities.
My two Old English Sheepdogs were bred for temperament, not looks. They happen to look magnificent, but the fact that our breeder focuses on making sure the dogs are sweet and loving companions to whoever adopts them instead of breeding them to look a certain way is so reassuring. At least one breeder out there is a good person, thankfully.
Seriously, seriously hard for some reason.
I should probably just take a day and practice all different sorts of dogs in general anyway.
The problem is that one of the cats (Murphy) likes to be called ‘MuMu,’ and every time I call to him the dogs look for him wildly, so this might not go over well.