The SMCNA created the Cooperating Breeders Group to help insure the health of the Small Munsterlander and to encourage those who may have had medical problems in their SMs to report the incident. The Cooperating Breeders have agreed to report health problems in their own dogs and to request the owners of dogs that they have produced to report as well. We encourage those seeking to buy pups to give their utmost consideration to the following Cooperating Breeders, for with these kennels, any health problems they have encountered are visible and one can inquire about the steps that have been taken to deal with them. Otherwise, health problems in a line are presumed hidden and not freely disclosed. If you talk to a breeder who is not a member of the Cooperating Breeders Group, ask why and wonder why they are not helping defeat heritable disease in the breed.