Here's a snippet from a site I recently found which doesn't advocate euthanizing deaf Dals(or deaf dogs in general), and has some really interesting information:
"In a paper that explains the genetics of deafness in dogs, Dr. George Strain says "there is no question that many people have successfully raised deaf dogs. For every story of a problem deaf dog there seems to be a story of one that was successfully raised. Unfortunately, there is no way to predict how a deaf puppy will turn out." Oddly enough, he then goes on to say that deaf puppies should then be euthanized as a matter of protocol. I am not alone in viewing this as not only hypocritical, but completely ridiculous and unethical for a supposed man of science! Ethical scientists DO NOT support views that cannot
be supported by valid research data! First, he states that it is impossible to predict the outcome of a dog and then justifies death "just in case".One should note that the Dalmatian CLub of America, (DCA, a club that advocates, no, seems to require
euthanasia as breeding protocol for deaf pups)funded Dr.Strain's research..."
"...When I asked him if he personally supported the euthanasia of deaf pups; he said that he did. When I asked him why spaying/neutering was not a sufficient solution to prevent genetic transfer of deafness; he refused
to answer. When I asked him if he could provide any research that supported his statements regarding aggression or accidents in deaf dogs; he refused to answer
. What does this all mean? It means that even the illustrious professor who was literally paid
by people who want
to kill deaf dogs, and admits
that there are at leas
t as many success stories as failure stories, cannot
provide any proof that deaf dogs are more dangerous or involved in more accidents."
That's from here: http://www.rosiethunderpaws.com/myths.html