the kennel club publishes for anyone to see the litters registered and the health test results are online for anyone to look up, it does this 4 times a year , the publication called the breed supplement is posted to those who subscribe
in the last breed supplement we found that
21 litters registered in that 3 month period
17 litters were born from both parents having no health tests at all
2 litters were born where one parent was health tested ( this was the same dog both times )
2 litters were born where both parents were health tested ( these were my 2 litters)
I posted this on my personal wall on facebook where i have over 1000 dog breeding friends and in a couple groups and it seemed breeders were also worried that a lot had no kennel name either , I cant find my breed supplement to give the exact figures ( I don't remember it actually being high myself)
but the question is , the statement I was making was regarding health testing , however in general it seemed the bigger worry/ most spoke about issue was those who were breeding as " unknowns"
so are people actually saying they are more concerned for knowing who the breeder is and how to contact them if there is an issue , than finding a breeder reducing the chance ( but never ruling it out completely)
are people at the stage they want to be able to contact a breeder with a kennel name to tarnish their name if needed rather than worrying about buying from tested parents?
is health testing really super important?
is it the last thing that is a worry and infact price?
location? show wins? ease to get someone to court?
or home raised? actually whats more important?
is a kennel name really the top or near top of the list...…
would not having a kennel name have stopped you buying a puppy?
did not having one parent health tested stop you?
did having neither parent health tested stop you ?