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.
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Those of us who followed the case know how it was resolved. I just learned more of the "back-story," which I found of interest and thought to share. Here's a link to a short interview with Cindy Crawley, president of the Poodle Club of America Rescue Foundation and founder and president of the Mid-Atlantic Poodle Rescue.
There's a heartwarming update on some of the rescued poodles from the raid in the current edition of PCA's Poodle Papers. ("Happy Tails," pages 34-36.) Poodle Papers: Summer 2013
I haven't been on the forum long, and therefore do not know anything about the breeder in question. I read the Happy Trails piece, and on the one hand they were great stories about how some of the dogs were rescued and then found good homes. However, it is both disgusting and disheartening to read how the breeder treated her dogs.