Jul 18, 2003, 5:58 AM
Post #65 of 89
Well, I hope this will stay on until I post, because the system performance is not great. I think the dogbase is really a guide if you have no better references, because the dog base is based on whatever data that is available for the information to be compiled honestly. Therefore, those dishonest omission as well as those people who do not bother to show,train or breed will not bother to have their dog statistics compiled or even those health checked.
Therefore, the best selection is still based on the experienced breeders, sharing with you what their stud or bitch produces. Then you look at their offsprings to determine and study the genes in term of genotype or phenotype. If the stud or dam has never been used, then look at their siblings and what they produce. Next is look at their grandparents and what they throw, because sometimes you will be very surprised that the puppies really carry or show more of their grandparents attribute than that of their parents.
I really do not think that the local clubs or associations nor the buyers or breeders have interest or resources to set this data base up. There is real need for morale, monetary, governance and passion to uphold the betterment of the breed. What do you think will be the premium that people are willing to pay for a puppy that is having solid pedigree? How many people will bother whether they have Noris, Balou, Hero, Dingo, Doc, Rick, Aki, etc. in the bloodline? Or how many people will understand the Schwaiger Wappen, Teufelsbrucke, Hertener Wappen, Flugschneise. Bleichstrasse, Grunterblick, Burgthann, etc...kennels?
I know you asked me about a working kennel in Belgium, and the breeder is Guy who also wrote a book that I did buy. I have almost all the Rottweiler books that are seriously written, and I think he does a good job documenting what he knows in Western Europe. I will also not comments on kennels on a forum, but am more than willing to help you if you have a particular dog in mind, Please email me privately.