Dear Janice and Malcolm,
As you will be aware the Boxer world is now in turmoil about JKD.
I believe Breed Council have the JKD Petition from Boxer owners and breeders on the agenda for the next Council meeting, this requesting that Council authorise release of all JKD pedigrees. There will be no one there to speak to the Petition or indeed explain the whole JKD problem, which is indeed difficult. Although I face constant opposition from the Breed Council’s Health Committee, I write to say I would be willing to attend the meeting, explain the genetic position as I see it, and answer any questions on the disease as best I can.
I cannot believe that British Boxer breeders’ long-held positive attitude on dealing with genetic defects can have changed so totally in the last few years that they now no longer wish to take any action on a health problem, here JKD.