I want to state that I do not breed my dogs to be the dog of the future and to be better than the rest. I breed the dogs to suit my needs and meet certain goals I have envisioned. I like working dogs and working dogs period. I love my dogs and care for them, I am very affectionate with my dogs, but let me say that my dogs serve a purpose and a goal. I have owned many purebreeds in my life, I have found many of them lacking the necessary drive needed to protect and catch, two main things that I like to do. I find it ridiculous to have to mortage my house to find a quality purebreed working dog, I also find somewhat ridiculous to have to go out of my country to find a working quality dog and buy a dog sight unseen. I think many feel the need for the working dog is declining. I don't feel that way, in America the crime level is an all time high, last week a woman in my own neighborhood was raped, Last thanksgiving a murder occured at my neighbors house and my dog was able to apprehend one of the shooters. I take great pride in this. I admire a dog for the same reason our ancestors did, for their working ability. I see things lacking in many purebreeds, it all comes down to breeding. I don't care if you breed purebreeds or crossbreeds, if you don't use the best to best you won't make quality dogs. I respect all breeders, and when I bring home a dog for my molosser program, the breeder knows my plans. I am upfront with people, I don't lie. Dogs are dogs, we are the ones who label them, we are the ones who have specialized them, I wonder what type of dog we would have if natural selection was in control of the canines breeding habits. If anyone thinks there will be no new breeds in the next 100 years, then they unfortunately are blind. We will have the next dobies, boerbels, presas, corsos, dogos, danes, ab's, oeb's and I am sure the same will be done with these breeds as are being done with the new breeds of today. They will be alienated and labeled as mutt breeders, until they become popular and a kennel club will start registering them, THEN they will br considered purebreeds. Give me a dog that has no ties with any registries and I will take it. Dogs are now considered a commodity, well not to me, they are my family and they have never failed me and i will never fail them. I work for a living and selling pups is not my number one priority. This is not a business to me as it is to many, its a passion that I have had since I was a child. Its a natural gift given to me by god. I like good dogs, I work good dogs and I will always own a quality working dog. I don't follow the masses and I won't stand in line and stare at the back of someones head, I don't want to be out in front either, rather I will stand next to anyone and we can all move forward together, many don't feel this way. To not like a dog because its a cross is ignorant in my opinion, that had nothing to do with why man domesticated the dog. We must stop personfying dogs. What I have noticed is with more and more breeders wanting to water down dogs temps for the sole purpose of making more readily available is iresponsible, as many have stated there are plenty of dogs in the world. I am averaging 2 litters every 3.5-4 years. My friends and I work together in order for all of us not to have 10 litters a year, this way we can help each other and each others lines. Not many others can say this. How many breeders say there yard is closed off to the outside, how breeders feel like they don't need anyones help, well then they should not complain or lie when they breed themselves in a corner and have no diversity in their gene pool. I have seen it happen and its happening as we speak.
No one should ever own a working dog because its cute. No one should try to alter the dogs to make them more available, there are billions of people in this world and many will take a good working dog. So when I hear watering down of the temp or changing certain characteristics of a dog to make them seem less tough or rugged is wrong. Thats not why people are attracted to these dogs
I am sorry for the long post but for some reason I always seem to have defend myself, my dogs, and goals behind my program. You will be hard pressed to find a more responsible breeder than me, not tooting my own horn, but trying to state that there are still good breeders out there you stay up at night stressing about their programs. Anyone who knows me knows how serious I take my dogs and my program. I have been here for 11 years doing this and I will be here for another 11. I am proud of what I have accomplished and I am priming myself for the future.
Purebreeds or crossbreeds, dogs are dogs.