And as such is fully entitled to one without being confronted by demands to know about their qualifications by you or anyone else.Opinions are like bums, everyone has one.
There is no minimum academic requirement for admission to this board that I am aware of, just like there is no formal qualifications required to breed dogs.
Any owner who is dealing with a dog who is being treated for SM and who pays their veterinary bills is more than adequately qualified to offer their opinion.
And as for neurologists and geneticists, I'm sick to the back teeth of reading about their competence being questioned and seeing their reputations being undermined.
At this stage many breeders have gone a long way to demonstrate their committment to the health of their dogs,but that too is being undermined by a determined core group of hotheads(some aren't even breeders) who seem to enjoy harrassing vulnerable pet owners who dare to express an opinion.
If breeders cannot show some solidarity and display even a little empathy with the pet owners who keep the faith and continue to buy from a compromised breed,then perhaps they should tackle the elements within their own peer group who continue to give two fingers to the Clubs and researchers and their fellow breeders who actually do give a damn.