Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by Selkhet, Mar 18, 2006.
When it bred true to standard every time.
Your dogs history...
Taken from http://www.northernflight.com/Cbr-hist.htm
Pretty new itself
Ok - so that's what they are currently doing... Trying to achieve the standard. Give them chance!
I believe you posted this?!
What is the difference to your breed and what they ar trying to achieve?
There is quite a difference in time between the mid 1800's and 1990.
Not in the grand scheme of things... In breed development that is a twinkle in an eye!! That really is very recent.
And besides.. Date is irrelevant.. It's the principle and morals. They are doing nothing more than what happened when your breed developed. The difference is, it is happening today. It is a tad hypocritical to say developing new breeds is immoral and own a pretty new breed, which came from mixing other breeds, yourself.
Chessies were not bred just to look good, to be fancy, to look like a wolf.
They were bred for a purpose: "Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are the result of crosses with Newfoundlands, hounds, setters, water spaniels and other dogs and were first recognized as a distinct breed in America in the middle of the 19th century. They were ducking dogs used by market hunters for retrieving waterfowl and protecting the day's catch. These early objectives in breeding and selecting for outstanding ducking dogs has endured in today's Chessies - they are still remarkably tough working dogs and loyal, protective companions."
Ok.. so the purpose was different. The reason was the same. There were already lots of brilliant retrievers out there. But some guy said - I bet I can make one better, and off he went. There are a few wolf like dogs out there, and some guy has said, I bet I can make one more like it, and a better personality and they are in the middle of trying.
Explain where the difference is other than the date?
Ready to stop beating a dead horse? I am.
So you wouldn't own a dog that looks like a wolf... Many people would. It is their passion. Yours is for a retriever (I am sure you must work them - you wouldn't have got them for looks judging by your previous comment as that is not a valid reason (purpose) for a dog?)
Only coz you know I'm right *runs away and hides*
the difference is function over looks....putting away my bat now.
no....tired fingers...we could go on forever...have four sweet begging eyes wanting me to take them to the park....
and it is a mix...
Well... I think that looks is as good as purpose as any. And MOST people buy dogs for looks these days anyway. Or personality. NOT working ability. Look at toy dogs - what use are they lol! (joke!)
But yes.. enough is enough and it is WAY past my bedtime.. Even the dog has got bored and gone to sleep
like i said before, sometimes companionship is as good a purpose as any...
my chihuahuas were not bred to do anything special, i have chihuauas because i love the way they look and i ADORE their personalities, from what we can find they were never bred to do anykind of work...they were bred simply for looks and for companionship...
and ill tell you...
they do a pretty damned good job of it...
i suppose im kind of playing the devils advocate in this one...
But it just bothers me that people seem to place companionship low on the list of jobs dogs do...and i personally think its the one they do best.
Never heard of them. They're gorgeous dogs though, i'd love to own one. Love wolves .
There are certain qualities people look for. I went the route I did because I knew the family the dog came from, I wanted a husky/malamute variety of dog but with more versatillity and resilliance, I wanted an easily impressionable dog, I wanted considerable intellegence, plus a variety of other traits. I won't lie and say that some of the appeal wasn't the wolf-ish features like appearance and build, but they were a mere portion of what made the whole package appropriate for me.
I've always wondered why people who sell and give away exotic and unproven breeds do so to idiots when there are so many smart people out looking to make great pets of them.
his love for these new doggies is great i think all breeds were started that way too the shihtzu at some point was thought as an apso so who careif we find good combos then go for it i have a papas tzu he has the most wonderful personality i could ask for but my pure breed shih tzu is a typical one who is totally different then pluto i would love papastzu to be a full breed one day i want a girl because i have fallen in love with my hybrid