What Strongbred Dog Breeders Know
- Superior health and longevity can be accomplished in all dog breeds, without excuses for size. Therefore, all dogs can and should be bred for superior health and longevity before any other need.
- Regular and systematic crossbreeding increases genetic diversity, improving overall breed health.
- Thoughtful inbreeding is necessary to solidify traits common to a dog breed and to eliminate devastating genetic diseases.
- Breeding for extreme looks is harmful to all dog breeds and should never be practiced or endorsed.
- Dog breeds should be bred toward specific and thoroughly written standards and not altered to fit the ever-changing whims of human desire.
- The responsible creation of new breeds of dogs that fit a new human need is a healthy and viable evolution of the dog species.
- Temperament is genetic and can be significantly altered through breeding; therefore, temperament should be included in all dog breed standards.
- Genetic temperament tests can and should be performed on very young dogs in order to show their true genetic nature without environmental influence.
- Time is short; therefore, health and temperament improvements to the breed should occur without delay.
- There is no need to waste time waiting for formal health testing results that are not common diseases within a particular breed. Therefore, formal health testing is only necessary for diseases that are common to the breed. Informal health testing in as many areas as possible is a necessity.
- All breeders within a dog breed have an obligation to improve their breed toward its standards and should work together, not be in competition with one another.
Strongbred Dog breeders are the future of healthy, long-lived dogs!