Colbygirl1984 wrote: is she going to make the potential owners of these pups aware of the faulty temperment on one side, and the genetic defect that is being carried on? That's just my two cents.
According to what she said earlier, yes she is going to tell them about the blindness (and I believe her on that one), but she also stated that she will not be placing them altered; so at the end of the day the people who have them can do as they wish. If they decide to "take the risk" and breed them, will they
tell their puppy buyers that the dogs have a genetic defect? I kinda doubt it.
A "good outcross" has already been identified - an outcross that will hide the fault - so it's not like breeding is out of the question anyway. The line that was identified does not have a history of blindness, so odds are the trait will just be passed on for a while until it "shows up out of nowhere."
The dogs from the affected litters should have ALL been altered, as should the parents, the minute this popped up. In my opinion, so should any of the dogs from either of the parents. But breeding isn't always in the best interest of the breed
sometimes it's about money or pride, and the dogs and future owners pay the price.