Issues and Research
However, as in every other breed, problems can
occur. Sometimes they are due to pure bad luck and the quirks
of the genetic game of chance that breeding can be. Sometimes
health problems are left unchecked because unscrupulous and uncaring
people exist, who neither know nor care about the responsibilty
that the stewardship of any breed of animal entails, or those
who blindly refuse to acknowledge the odd health problem when
it appears in their lines.
Research into various health issues is ongoing,
with the goal of enabling breeders to breed healthier hounds as
well as helping the owners of afflicted hounds to better deal
with and provide as comfortable a life as possible for their hounds.
A beneficial by-product of such research is often a new insight
into similar issues in human health.