Ethical Issues


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The Biggest Problem and Omerta examine the code of silence that can surround genetic disease in purebred dogs and the damage it can do to a breed.

 The Ostrich Syndrome warns breeders to beware of our innate tendency toward denial when faces with unpleasant facts like inherited problems in our dogs.

 Removing the Stigma of Genetic Disease explains how to work through the grief cycle that often leads t denial and work cooperatively with other breeders to improve breed health.

 Rosettes to Ruin considers the dangers of trait exaggeration fueled by the need to present the “-est” dog in order to win.