Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: 3 miles NW of Brownells retail store and they keep me broke!
It's news to me also but I understand very well. AKC is about money and not keeping bloodlines pure. That is going on with more and more breeds. My son has a Deutsch Drahthaar that was Dog of the year in the VDD-GNA Midwest/North Chapter. She won top honors for the spring VJP testing when she was a year old. She is three now and has had hundreds of pheasants and ducks killed over her. If someone calls her a German Wire Haired Pointer then my son is real quick in correcting them. The Drahts are registered in Germany and the AKC is not going to get a chance to screw up their pure bloodlines! I imagine the Red is much the same.
My 3 year old male Roy is a big block headed Moesgaard from my own lineage. He's a good en and has also had hundreds of birds killed over him. I refer to my 8 month old female as a GSP when I shouldn't, she is actually a Deutsch Kurzhaar which is the same as a shorthair with all of the registering being done in Germany so as to stay out of the fingers of the AKC. She has all the makings of a good bird dog.....if I don't screw it up! Ha!
All that being said, there are still good breeders amongst the normal Shorthairs, Wirehairs and Setters too. However there are some guys that take advantage of the weak points of the AKC and screw up good bloodlines. One just has to be very judicial in where he gets an AKC registered dog.....or stay away from AKC stuff all together!