Wish to find out if local Kennel Association MKA required breeding stocks of big dog such as GSD and others to be X-rayed for hip and elbow dysplasia. If there is not such practise, how can the local breed be improved ?
My name is Derrick Kok. I have been involved with breeding, showing and general activities of the since 1962. I think I am in a position to write you a book on hip&elbow dysplasia.You have posted a very valid question and I dare say that not many people could provide you with a sensible answer. I am not saying I could, but just have enough knowledge to keep the topic interesting.
Please introduce yourself, so that I know whom am I discussing with.
I am presently staying in Kuantan and looking towards to own a GSD. Came across the hip dysplasia problem while researching for GSD.
Generally feeling is if no selective breeding is done on the part of the breeders or if there no control exercise by MKA, then future buyers of GSD and other big dogs may have to face with the dysplasia problem. That is bad for future dog owners.
Totally agreed with you Huntsman. I will get back to you later this evening as I am in the midst of something.
Huntsman is only an anonymous name I am sure, but I would appreciate it very much if I know whom am I talking to.
Please reveal your identity.
On behalf of our Webmaster, I feel that this topic should be continued from here and also the following one which I have brought out. If every new member comes into the forum and do not bother to use the search engine to find out if a topic had been discussed, we will end up like MAS (MANA ADA SISTEM) or RTM (REHAT TUNGU MATI)
(This post was edited by Derrickok on Apr 2, 2002, 3:58 PM)