thanks for the replies. and i do apologize if i felt pity for myself or a bit oversensitive. but to tell you guys honestly, im finding it really hard to do researches in the net. for one, i live in the capital of the philippines, Manila. but then again comparatively speaking the whole land area of my country cant even equate to even half of the land area of Texas w/c i believe is more than 600,000 sq.kms compared to less than 300,000 sq.kms of the philippines. im saying this to you guys in order for you to compare the "big land" i frequently hear. sad to say but here in the philippines, even millionaires keep their canine friends in such small enclosure. i myself am able to brag to all my friends that my dogs are able to roam in a 2,000 sq.meters of land. when a few years back i started my research in the husky breed and breeding itself i found out all the stuff (testings, regulations, restrictions) that the other 1st world country has with regards to keeping, breeding and showing dogs. i said to myself, "**** i cant imagine myself bragging to a foreigner about my dog roaming in our "vast" land area. you see i live in the urban area. and for our country 2000 sq. mtrs of land is a very very large property. that was the time i realize how hard this can be. but still, i think you cant blame me for deciding to pursue my dream dog. after all i do keep all of them on regular exercise. i have already encountered tons of technical terms, and other organizations present in the other countries, that sad to say even my country's own kennel club staff doesnt know it even exist. just imagine how confusing it is for me. trying to call the Philippine canine club and asking a reputable opthalmologist for my saint bernard cause im not satisfied with just a simple vet giving my bernards their annual eye exam, and they cant even provide me a single optha. so you see it's very different in our country. people here tend to be more cruel to animals. cause honestly, comparatively speaking my yard is heaven,specially to those dogs who from pups to the moment they die never even experienced a single night out of their crates. im not exagerating. it's so true. for several years now i keep on hearing bout stories from my friends in the US that they rescued a lab here.. they adopted a pyrenese there.. (they were reffering to shelters and sheds) when to tell you honestly you can never ever and i mean never find a pure breed dog in our dog pounds here in the philippines.. talking bout hell ryt? there's more.. the situation of canine pounds here in the phils. is worst than you can ever imagine. think of a 5x5 cage and put in about 20 dogs inside.. can u ever imagine being a dog here in the phils? well for me even dogs have their own hell, and though i love my country so much, i can never say that my country is a dog haven. hundreds of dogs are being put down every day just to be able to accomodate the thousands of stray muts that are being caught every day. it's a shame i know. but im just telling you all this for you to imagine how big the difference and gap there is from your first world country setup and my 3rd world beloved country. but still in the end i still think i can manage to pursue whatever dreams i have with my dogs. with the help of you guys, i hope i can. >_< thanks again for all the help. sorry for being a bit to sensitive. i guess i was just being defensive.. i apologize..