mojo wrote:A DD is not a breeding/testing program, it's a dog breed.
Ok...I'm with ya....but, then I see this post...
gonehuntin wrote:How the Hell can a DD be anything but a DD? Omega and Mojo are right, they just can't be bred unless they've been tested. If they are bred and not tested, pups are GWP
If DD is a dog breed, but two DD that are untested are bred and yield GWP pups, how is this still a breed? Seems to me it would be equating the American Lab as a different breed than the British Lab...Just trying to learn, but I think I'm more confused now...
In the example we are using. Two registered DD's that have not passed required tests would not be able to breed their dogs and register them under VDD/GNA (DD american orginization). If they chose to breed the dogs, they would not be able to use the breed name DD for their dogs. Obviously, the VDD highly frowns upon outside breeding, because they are using the breed tests in order to better the breed. This is the difference between a GWP and DD.
From the VDD/GNA website:http://www.vdd-gna.org/about-gna/
To insure the continued quest for improvement of performance, regulations were established which require that all VDD Drahthaars used for breeding must first meet certain field performance standards. This evaluation of performance is conducted at special field tests designed to demonstrate inherited qualities.
The testing program of Group North America adheres to all VDD and JGHV Test Regulations. To evaluate hunting ability, VDD/GNA sponsors Spring Natural Ability Tests (VJP), Fall Breed Tests (HZP), Fall Utility Tests (VGP), and Coat and Conformation evaluations (Breed Shows). For the purpose of breeding hunting dogs that are valued highly for versatility, the breed tests evaluate inherited ability, rather than establishing the superiority of one dog over another.
I just pooped my pants.