Well the KC dont change standards for no reason, there is no smoke without fire !! and I havent embarrased myself at all.Changing the standard had nothing to do with "health" and everything to do with appeasing the animal rights activists. The KC has bent over and the UK dog fancy should be embarrassed by that.
I've been breeding in accordance with the standard for over 20 years, and my dogs are quite healthy, thank you. You know what? I DON'T want sickly dogs. I DON'T want huge vet bills. I DON'T want MY PETS to suffer or die young. What I'm breeding for sale, I'm also breeding for myself and I want what other pet owners want - a healthy companion.
Please do some further reserach before embarrasing yourself in this fashion again.
And just wait until I have a chance to pull up pictures of QUALITY dogs from 50 years ago, so you can see "how much" the breed has changed since then. (Hint: not much)
But yeah, it's PERFECTLY acceptable to insult the beloved pets of those of us who show and breed. I don't go around calling your mutts stupid, sickly, neurotic or deformed, but it's okay to call MY dogs those names.
And talking of who is insulting..... you really ought to go back to one of your first posts, where you made slanderous remarks about a breeder that you knew nothing about and accused of lying and trying to pull a fast one by selling bad quality pure bassets as cross breeds !! What a load of crap. I would have thought that being from the US where everyone sues for everything, you would have learnt by now not to make defamatory remarks about people.
Our mutts are not sickly neurotic or deformed, so again that would be a false ignorant assumption on your part.
Fine, you dont agree with crossing bassets, do I care what you think...No. I am happy with my springbatts as are plenty of other people. So you just stick to you bassets and I will stick to my springbatts.