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Why Does the CKC Publish Only 3 Months of Litters?

June 17, 2017

In the most recent edition of the Canadian Kennel Club publication, Kennel and Bench, the CKC has published "the number of Dogs and Litters registered by breed from January 1 to March 31 for the years of 2015, 2016 and 2017."…/kennel%20and%…/2017/June2017-ENG.pdf


 The big takeaway from this publication is the question of why the CKC would publish only 3 months of litters/puppies for each of the years under investigation. What does this prove? And why choose January to March, the coldest months of the year? Would you expect this to be the greatest breeding quarter?

 If you have read the Working Paper, "Breeding Trends of the Havanese", published online, on the blog and on this FB page, you will recall that the research shows that excessive breeding has impacted the health of the most popular breeds.

Check out this edition of Kennel and Bench to see what the limited statistics published by the CKC reveal for the each of the top 7 dogs noted below.

 As you scroll through the list, make a prediction about which other Breeds (including the Havanese) might be at risk for joining this list in Canada at some point in the future because the CKC refuses to institute any breeding guidelines that will protect the Breeds and their offspring.

 As noted, all of the dogs in the Top 7 Most Popular Breeds in the CKC, with the exception of the Havanese, also find themselves on the list of the Top 25 Dogs with the Most Health Issues:

1. Labrador Retriever #7 
2. German Shepherd Dog #2 
3. Golden Retriever #4 
4. Poodle #20 
5. Havanese
6. Shetland Sheepdog #15 
7. Bernese Mountain Dog #25


Dogs With the Most Health Issues. Pet Breeds. Retrieved Mar 27/2017@…/dogs-with-the-most-health-issue…





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