It's not just in Germany. These excesses can be seen in the UK and Italy. Is Prof Messler's message being ignored? It would seem so...
This has been coming for the last 10 years. It can't vanish overnight but Messler is trying to turn the tide. He will succeed if, and only if we all heed his message and make conscious breeding decisions for the betterment of the Breed.
Louis, A question which I hope can be viewed in the context it's meant. If we are able to return dogs to the correct length and 23 deg croup, the correct angulation and length of tibia and femur. Apart from a correct,stronger rear structure would we see a topline from wither to croup with less curve?
I agree Martin it is being ignored by a lot of judges and until it's penalised in the ring I can't see how things will be improved
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