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"Proud of my purebred dog" is an initiative that has been started to provide honest information about purebred dogs, ranging from cynology in the broadest sense of the word to individual breeders and individual breeds. The purebred dog nowadays lies under a magnifying glass, often sketching a one-sided image of an extremely looking, unhealthy dog with a short life expectancy. With "Proud of my purebred dog" we want to offer a counterweight to this. We are not going to put any problems under the carpet, but we will explain in an honest way how the purebred dog breeding is developing.
There has been a revolution in the entire purebred dog breeding. Breeding dogs listens more closely. We pay more attention to well-being and health than ever before, there are numerous scientific breakthroughs in diagnosing (hereditary) diseases or developing DNA tests. This medical knowledge is sometimes used to help build in the human field. Knowledge that is often gathered with great help and effort from various breeders and breed clubs. Today's breeder works with a lot of knowledge: breed societies have breeding rules that include rules for health and well-being, parents are extensively screened, puppies have a DNA profile, there are breed-specific instructions (RSI) for judges to put dogs on possible extremes in their exterior (or behavior), welfare teams are present at shows and the Board of Directors follows up on the comprehensive Fairfok plan. Enough is happening, and a lot has to be done. Yet this is not always clear to society.
The sound that the media often makes when it comes to pedigree dogs is extreme. Little or no attention is paid to positive developments, the truth is being distorted and there is fake news. For the average dog owner it is difficult to see the trees through the forest, which leads to misunderstandings about the purebred dog breeding.
And yet with purebred dogs we also have something very important in our hands. Many breeds have a rich history, they are part of the cultural heritage of a country and they perform important tasks. Purebred dogs are bred for specific traits that helped them perform tasks. Not all of these tasks are currently performed by dogs and the majority of our purebred dogs now live as domestic dogs, but that does not mean that their cultural heritage should not be preserved. The often interesting history of purebred dogs is worth being cherished and preserved. In addition, the original characteristics of purebred dogs are still used today: avalanche dogs that search for missing people in harsh conditions, shepherd dogs that move and keep the herd together, or watch dogs that keep a property or grounds safe. Dogs have also been given new tasks, including the many different types of assistance dogs, police dogs, drug dogs and medical detection dogs. They all have one thing in common: these dogs are not average but selected for their task. For this they need the right characteristics, something that purebred dogs are known for: predictability in expressing certain characteristics, both in character and appearance.
A current problem in the fight against pedigree dogs is the division that prevails among breeders. Where the opposing party has a clear position, purebred dog breeders are more than once busy bothering each other. Although a critical note and discussion are meaningful, it is our goal to unite breeders and cynologists. Regardless of whether people agree with each other on all points, it is important to set a course for how we want to spread purebred dogs in the future.
Give honest information about purebred dogs. Without denying the problems, but by giving a complete picture to the general public.
Informing future dog owners about the responsible purchase of a purebred dog puppy and the search for a suitable breed.
Bringing together and motivating cynologists and associations to work (collectively) for a better position of the purebred dog
Assist breeders and (breed) associations with advice and by spreading knowledge and new insights
Profile the purebred dog in a positive way: bring out the positive qualities of purebred dogs and breeds
We will do this in various ways. As you are used to from us, we remain committed to honest, objective reporting on purebred dogs. In addition, there will be room for more general information about pedigree dogs and individual breeds. Here varieties are introduced in a way that appeals to people and gives them a lot of important information. There is room for general information about a breed in terms of exterior, character and health, but also interesting stories and facts about breeds are given an important place on the platform. With this we make people
and aware of the valuable history and function of our dog breeds.
We also want to give consumers guidelines on the purchase of a purebred dog puppy. With this we hope that fewer and fewer people will fall for a puppy from the illegal dog trade, something that often happens out of ignorance.
For all this, everyone's help is welcome and needed. Feel free to provide information about your breed that we can use for online articles, be nice to future dog owners and show them the right way, unite with fellow breeders, share the positive characteristics of purebred dogs via social media, at events or simply to interested parties in the breed. All bits help.
Proud of my purebred dog is an initiative of