I believed I Had heard it all. First we had the small-dog combinations: Cockapoos, Pekeapoos and so on. Subsequently the so called designer strains came along. Among the strains that are latest to be solicited for this craze is my precious Siberian-which I’d for over forty years. The Siberian Husky is being crossed with other breeds like the Chow Chow (“Chusky”) as well as the Pomeranian (“Pomsky”.)
“How adorable!” Individuals shout. “I need one!”
It is a classic example of why dog breeding needs to be left to pomsky breeders (capital “B”), who commit themselves to the protection and betterment of the strain. These faithful people aren’t breeding for one characteristic-“cunning”-but for an entire sound, healthy dog.
Most newcomers would protest, “So am I!” Do they understand what quality breeding means? Likely not.
These latest northern strain combinations are a great example of this practice is really objectionable. Not that the ordinary man will bear in mind, but the Siberian gets the possibility for three familial eye issues: PRA (progressive retinal atrophy), corneal dystrophy, and juvenile cataracts. In other genetic defects for which genetic testing can be obtained as well as case of eye, Reveal Breeders remove any affected people from their breeding program and test their breeding stock. These Breeders remove dogs which aren’t affected but are carriers of the gene from their pool of brood bitches and stud dogs at the same time. Can you see an excellent split starting to form between actual Breeders and “backyard breeders”?