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Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Clarksville, AR
Originally posted by John B.Dalton
Is this disease more prevalent in The Walker Dogs or is it showing up in all breeds...Their has to be a common denominator..Folks said feed but i know dogs that are being fed a raw diet that have it...breeding linebreed or from the family tree quite alot??...Is their a line of walker dogs that are not having as many problems..?
To me, these are the questions that need to be answered, very publicly. Some folks don't mind hunting a finished thyroid dog that's either been juiced or is medicated and able to compete because of it, but alot of folks that actually raise pups and train young dogs would avoid them like the plague if the prevalence in certain lines was common knowledge.
Meanwhile, I doubt that any of the kennel clubs will be willing to step off into the thyroid issue. They provide a registration service, and they head down a slippery slope when they start attempting to regulate health issues. To me that should fall on breeders to sort out.
We've seen the rise and fall of the "All Grand" pedigree, do you think we'll ever see a "Verified Thyroid Issue Free" pedigree?
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