I was there proudly showing my dogs. At this Show the American Chinese Crested Association had their yearly business meeting and since I was then a member I was entitled to attend and voice my opinions and that I did. One of the major topics was changing the AKC standard to divide the show classes of hairless and powderpuffs but the major issue was to disqualify the blue eye.
There are no disqualifications in the AKC standard for the crested breed
That is the way it has been from day one. A group of persons seemingly without the real best interest of the breed were comparing AKC standard to the English standard, which disqualifies the blue eye. The argument was on for the bigger part of the meeting and I defended the blue eye.
The opposition group failed to make their issues pass, so they formed a BOYCOTT group and since that time have attempted to convince all crested newbies in the ring as well as influencing the judges to down the blue eye.
This group has encouraged all breeders not to breed the blue eye and all new owners not to buy blue eyed puppies in an effort to breed it out of the breed. The English breeders failed at their attempts to breed the blue eye totally out of the crested. Likewise they failed in their attempts to breed the powderpuff out saying cresteds was a hairless only breed.
My personal challenge since this meeting in Dallas was to promote the blue eye with all the effort that I could and since I am one of the largest and best kennel in the United States I had access with ample blue eye carriers that I could successfully chart the double blue probability.