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why do dobermans seem weak?!?!?! - part 2 →
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4h ago
I didn't include the link. I have no intentions on doing that to anyone. Of course I disagree with the person. But that is my opinion. As far as paper. Who cares. I do/ Just like you said you don't know how inbred it is. In cases like this no one knows of it is one breed or multiple breeds. You can have your little appraisals and the dog is just as much of a mutt that anything and pass an appraisal score.   I'm perfectly okay with having a working aptitude test separate from the conformatio
4h ago
Yes the link doesn't work. Things do need to be structured, there needs to be an aim, however........ A dog isn't a breed when it becomes accepted into a KC, when it has an exact standard and when it's register is closed. Then it becomes a pedigree mutt on a slippery slope. A dog is a "breed type" when it fills the function needed, and is able to do so to an extent it's found useful and true to purpose and breeds like. There is nothing useful about a show dog, or the words Ch, or KC
5h ago
Here is an ad drone someone looking to breed. They are breeding just to breed. I would call this person a pet owner and backyard breeder.   "Very healthy full blood Cane Corso for STUD, no papers, will consider breeding with other cane corso, great Dane, press canario, or large breed. Pup back deals or small stud fee text: 8134461896 he is a true monster and great dog"   What is this person trying to a
1d ago
Yes thats what a boar-hound should look like. Any used for boar today do of course, they're definitely not Great Danes used any more but quite often are crossed with Dane along the line. Look in horror what the show ring did to the Great Dane!!!! Viceroy is a dog from 1899, in the early days, before the Danes destruction.      
1d ago

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1d ago
It's a good point you bring up because it's exactly that, "the standards" that are causing havoc with pedigree showing dogs. Of course closed registries, continual line breeding, popular sire syndrome etc are all also important players too. And of course no one is breeding to these standards  outside of showing so the results are aways going to be different and so by virtue as we shall see in fact also better outside of showing. Of course showing breeders are meant to sell on a show, spay or neute
2d ago
Of the number of people that breed dogs what percentage are what you call "show breeders"? People that show dogs are not more responsible than any other group. In fact people that show dogs for the most part do not breed for exaggerated traits. In doing so they would not be breeding towards that standard and create faults. Those that show dogs understand that you breed best to best. You don't breed towards exaggerations. That is done by those that do know the standards and or don't care what the standard
2d ago
The bottom line for the Doberman....... The Doberman has the lowest diversity in the DLA genes of the immune system of any breeds studied to date by Pedersen's lab at UC Davis. This, together with the high level of inbreeding documented from multiple studes and the overall relatedness of the dogs in the population, leaves breeders with little ability to circumvent the multiple genetic diseases in the breed. Furthermore, some deleter
3d ago