Originally Posted by CharismaticMillie
So have some non-show breeders.
Show breeders are any more to blame for health issues than non-show breeders.
Good point, CM. There are all kinds of breeders with all kinds of different motivations making all kinds of good and bad breeding decisions. I said: "In their zeal to produce prefect conformation, some show breeders may have made breeding decisions that produce lines that are nice looking but not healthy." I still think that's true. I also think that there are show breeders who care a lot about health and do a lot to improve the health as well as the beauty of the breed. There are non-show breeders who are very careful about health, and those who aren't. Thanks for your comment.