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Is everyone breeding for the show standard?

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by davidfitness83, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Top Dog

    No offense taken :) just want to know who's breeding away from the modern show standard.
  2. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Top Dog

    I will tomorrow it's easy, by the way I am big fan of your dogs.
  3. pookie!

    pookie! Top Dog

    There are lots of people out there breeding dogs that dont look like the ADBA style. Short and really long lol, all of the puppies here are very long, some shorter than others, some longer than others, maybe one that would do well in the ADBA lol
  4. TDK

    TDK CH Dog Staff Member

    Just had a thought, David, that I wonder if it would help the thread along if we not only asked who, but ask why. I think it's pretty apparent why people do not breed for the show standard. Could be interesting to see why they do. Just a thought.
  5. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Top Dog

    Feel free to change the title lol I don't want to come off as judging or questioning since a lot of people get deffensive you know?
  6. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Top Dog

    I am not talking about Bullies.
  7. TDK

    TDK CH Dog Staff Member

    I am quite sure Pookie didn't mean bullies. She was surely just pointing out that there are many shapes and sizes of bulldogs.
  8. TDK

    TDK CH Dog Staff Member

    I don't think we need to change the thread title, David. Just maybe add the question why as to either fashion and create a little more to discuss within the topic. Could help the thread along. That can be done as we go along. Most threads take a twist here and there. Some are good, some aren't. LOL
  9. CajunBoulette

    CajunBoulette CH Dog

    I think that each person breeding dogs breeds to their own sort of standard. IMO breeding dogs to look a certain way is insanity, whether short and fat or dogs that look like a "true" APBT should.
  10. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Top Dog

    Does anyone have photos of ADBA champions from the early beginning until now? has that standard changed at all?
  11. Bones1

    Bones1 Big Dog

    I was told breed for bulldogs and if a pretty one pops up , what the hell take them to the show
  12. Pirbul

    Pirbul CH Dog

    I like them balanced in body and bulldog in mind :)
  13. TDK

    TDK CH Dog Staff Member

    Can you elaborate on that a little?
  14. magnoilaotis

    magnoilaotis Top Dog

    I don't think most breed for a show look. Sometimes it just happens, especially when crossing different lines. I bred two short stocky dogs together and got some of the biggest, rangy dogs I ever owned. Some were some real lookers and others looked like hounds. If you are breeding for the right reasons structure is more than likely on down the list of reasons to make a breeding. Pretty is as pretty does. That goes for dogs and most everything else.
  15. TDK

    TDK CH Dog Staff Member

    Well pointed out, Mag. ^^^
  16. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Top Dog

    Can you share the dogs and the result? I want to see what you are talking about.
  17. bounty

    bounty Big Dog

    I breed for structure different to the standard. Standard is too weak and not durable enough. Saying that, I got all sorts and will breed the better ones but still got my goals which will eventually look different to standard and hopefully work better.
  18. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    The ADBA standard isn't even a thought in my mind when I make a breeding. Never was, never will be. Looks are about the least important thing to me. Breed for purpose and the rest will follow IMO.
  19. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    Ding ding ding
  20. TDK

    TDK CH Dog Staff Member

    Well said, AGK

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