Breeding for Performance Sports

Discussion in 'The Breeding Ground' started by mrose_s, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    It is sad in situations like that, Sizzle. But it goes to show how intense the split is. I really wish the AKC & ABCA could come to some sort of understanding, somehow... it isn't good for the breed, at all, to be divided like it is. D= And it's even more disheartening to see just how many BCs end up in shelters these days. They are definitely one of the most common breeds, especially high considering their popularity isn't that high.
     
  2. SizzleDog

    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    I totally agree... and it's certainly not the dogs' fault. The dogs are awesome... :)
     
  3. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    *thinks sizzle wants a BC sometimes soon*

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  4. SizzleDog

    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    Nah... I think the only herding dogs I'll own will be corgis and the occasional GSD. :)
     
  5. JennSLK

    JennSLK F150 and a .30-06

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    As a confo person I would like to point out that to ME there are 4 different types of confo dobes. S. American. N American. German. and those from the UK. Even the temperments are different. Then you have yet another split into the working dobes. Just my opinion.
     
  6. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    That is sad how they turn down dogs who are registered with the AKC even if they have earned their titles as a working dog. If a dog can do both that is amazing. It is a very divided breed but like I said the dogs, no matter what side of the division they fall under, are all amazing.
     
  7. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I don't really see the point of unregistering a dog or losing a dog's titles. I mean I guess its to protest the AKC's involvement but it really doesn't seem to do any good imo.

    What's the chance that someone who had a dual regged dog that ends up in this situation getting very angry and ending up breeding only AKC dogs? I'd think it'd be rather high.
     
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    Paige Let it be

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    Yeah. Seems to be doing more harm than good. Counter productive.
     
  9. showdawgz

    showdawgz New Member

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    There are numerous splits in my breed as well. Conformation is split up with west german showlines, american lines (alot arent that over angulated), and EXTREME (cant think of a better word) lines (with extreme angulation, and hock walkers). Then the working lines are divided by West german working lines, Czech lines, DDR lines (although Czech and DDR are usually classified together, as most czech dogs have DDR in their lines, AND have showlines not too far back in the generations). Then their are the "sport" lines that come from the three main working lines but certain bloodlines are used to make good looking sport dogs. Then you have the oversized GSD's that everyone wants, although a GSD is supposed to be a MEDIUM-large sized dog. And then the pet lines, dont even get me started on that. :rolleyes:
     
  10. PAWZ

    PAWZ Agility Junkie

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  11. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    No, its true. You will find many many more poorly bred dogs in shelters than conformation bred dogs. I work in a shelter and have yet to see a conformation bred dog there. I'm not saying it never happens, but these dogs don't line shelters at all. We get purebreds all over the place but not well bred purebreds.

    Even if a well bred dog manages to find its way in at least in my breed they get out really fast. Any breeder who fins out one of their dogs ended up there will have it out asap.
     

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