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CavingSiberian
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PostSubject: Re: AKC vs ACA   AKC vs ACA - Page 2 EmptyWed Jan 29, 2014 11:30 pm

Ha ha., honestly, the world is already overpopulated with people. I HONESTLY wouldn't be opposed to people not breeding if they have genetic health problems they will be likely to pass on to their children. *shrug* Let's be honest, and I am probably opening a bag of worms here, but if you KNEW that if you had a child with "Jack" that it would be born with a debilitating disease, would you knowing have a child with them??? I wouldn't. Now that isn't to say that some are born despite the best planning and practices, but if you don't bother doing the background research and bring into this life a creature, no matter what species, that is going to be in pain you are doing yourself, that creature, and the world a disservice. Accidents happen and yes, sometimes despite all efforts some won't be born healthy BUT I don't think it is moral to chose to procreate without weighing the outcome.
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PostSubject: Re: AKC vs ACA   AKC vs ACA - Page 2 EmptyWed Jan 29, 2014 11:42 pm

Yeah I agree, My Cousin and her husband recently found out there daughter has Tay-Sachs.
Both parents have to be carriers in order for it to happen, and it is a 1 in 4 chance a child conceived between the 2 will have it. Apparently they have decided they won't be having anymore children.
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PostSubject: Re: AKC vs ACA   AKC vs ACA - Page 2 EmptyWed Jan 29, 2014 11:49 pm

I would make the same decision. It's not that I don't love all huskies, I do, but I would never condone someone knowingly bringing any puppy, or human child for that matter, into the world with the knowledge of that offspring having a debilitating disease. Since these tests for hip displaysia, eye cert, etc. are available to dog breeders I think all breeders should have to do the test prior to breeding as well as looking at the lineage and what those ancestors had.

Going back to the topic, AKC is an organization that allows that to take place. It is very difficult for any one breeder to maintain several generations of a dog's lineage, not to mention that to get a quality litter you have to branch out and find a stud or dam from another breeder. To do that you BETTER hope there is an organization, like the AKC, that the dogs are registered with so you can look up their genetics.
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PostSubject: Re: AKC vs ACA   AKC vs ACA - Page 2 EmptyThu Feb 06, 2014 10:16 am

Ok, time for a rant for all those people out that that are all "anti kennel club". Let me clarify that I love that there are so many rescues and people that only rescue, but if you truly love a certain breed you can NOT ignore the importance of organizations like the AKC.

Yes, there are lots of bad BYB that register with the AKC. The AKC doesn't monitor the conditions of breeders closely. HOWEVER, it is better than most kennel clubs here in the US. It provides a way to keep track of genealogy so that RESPONSIBLE breeders can keep track and make sure they aren't breeding two dogs that have a family history of certain genetic disorders (hip displaysia, eye disease, etc) or faults. yeah, yeah, breeders can try to keep track of that themselves, BUT there is no way that one breeder can have enough dogs to keep the genealogy spread out enough. It is important to have a 3rd party to verify the lineage of a dog when a responsible breeder is using another responsible breeder's stud.

The only reason we still have the breeds we love today true-to-form, like the Siberian Husky, are organizations like the AKC that help facilitate the process. You can hate on the BAD and IRRESPONSIBLE BYB, but you can't hate on the organization that doesn't have the resources to supervise every breeder. That is why it is the potential dog owner's responsibility to RESEARCH breeders BEFORE they make a puppy decision. A puppy is a lifetime decision, it should take some time and research to make it.

(Sorry, getting tired of the FB world and all those people complaining about the AKC or other kennel clubs blaming them for the BYB problem. It isn't the AKC's fault. They set forth rules. It would be impossible for them to monitor and enforce all of them..... )
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PostSubject: Re: AKC vs ACA   AKC vs ACA - Page 2 EmptyThu Feb 06, 2014 10:31 am

Agreed, I think of the AKC as more of a database, not a breeding regulatory institution.
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PostSubject: Re: AKC vs ACA   AKC vs ACA - Page 2 EmptyThu Feb 06, 2014 10:34 am

EXACTLY! Thank you Jen.
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