Hi ! I have a beautiful male german shephard. He is of the long fur variety and is one and half years old. He weighs in about 85 pounds and meets breed specification.
However his parents were imported by Gwenkens from UK ( Female) and Australia(Male) and the previous owner did not take the certs from Gwenken and as such when the dogs had a litter, the puppies ( my dog) does not have certs.
Initially I did not mind coz I do not intend to show him but since he has turned out so well it would be a waste to let the bloodline stop with him. Does anyone know how I can get a cert for him...ie will MKA examine him and verify he is pure bred or is there a pet lover out there willing to use him for stud purposes although he has no cert.
I just feel it would be a pity to let his bloodline die.
Will it be economical to carry out test (if that can be done) to confirm its bloodline ? I believe the present method of registering canine is still one of the most economical , effective, though may not be the best way of controlling the breed quality. The ability to plant Microchip into the dog in the future will help
DNA test is possibly one of the ways. But then they must relate the results of the DNA test to DNA of the parents to confirm that your dog is the decedant of the UK and Australia GS that has been registered with Kennel recognised by MKA.