Originally Posted by showpug
Not easy to spot unless you have spent an abundance of time with that breed and studying the standard etc. Not all show dogs make good breeding dogs, but that is the purpose of showing dogs, to test breeding stock. I will start in the ring and aquire a championship conformation title and then put my dog through MANY health screens and then find a stud that is strong where she is weak and then and only then would I breed a litter.
You have it totally bassackward!!!!!! You do the testing FIRST! Why on earth spend money showing a dog to a title and THEN test????????? Unless of course you are filthy rich. A spayed champion ain't gonna do much to further the breed or a breeding program!!!!