"“It’s the war of the varieties – which variety will win?” he asks. “Either have a standard that’s inclusive of the varieties, or they have to go their separate ways.”
To that end, if the standard passes and the larger dogs are “marginalized,” Eichhorn says one possibility is that they can create a new variety and begin the process as an FSS breed, with a new name, such as the “Greater Tibetan Mastiff” or the “Dog of Tibet.”...
At its April meeting, the board of directors of the American Kennel Club voted unanimously to withhold approval to the club to ballot its membership on the standard revision, “unless and until all club members requesting it are provided with a club membership list.”
Once that happens, the club will presumably vote on the changes. Whither the Tibetan Mastiff standard after that? Stay tuned." ibid. (do the dogs get to vote too?) Godspeed.
Are TM comparable to CO as a home guardian?