I so agree! My friend is involved with PWDs and has been since the early 90s. That breed is in a similar situation, where there's just no where to go to within the breed's population and a very small gene pool. I always think how awesome it would be for there to be native, unregistered PWDs that could be brought in...like there was with Basenjis. Most breeds aren't that lucky though With Belgians, we are lucky in that we can import dogs and register them as what they are. This gives a possibility for greater genetic diversity in the dogs in the US than there used to be (it used to be 3 generations of "pure" according to AKC breeding). Denise Fenzi's AKC registered Tervs are out of working Malinois lines. I just wish one of the varieties didn't have epilepsy as a concern, that would be so awesome. But yeah from the standpoint of a breed that is split in AKC but really shouldn't be...I don't understand the desire to split off into new breeds because different people are selecting for different things. A lot of white GSD people seem to want to split into a new breed, some have already taken steps in that direction. I understand they want to show but...is that really worth limiting your gene pool so much? Belgians were basically split in the US for show too and it really wasn't the right thing for the breed...or breeds. Really varieties. They should have been AKC varieties, like Collies are. People could opt to keep their "pure" lines of whatever variety or do inter-variety breeding. Intervariety breeding goes on now anyway and there's already tons of AKC registered dogs with IV breeding in their pedigrees, even out of IV breedings done outside of the US (with littermates also AKC registered...as different breeds).