Guest Anonymous Posted May 2, 2003 Share Posted May 2, 2003 I don't think you are listening, Rosebud... I'm not bashing your precious Bulldogs, I'm bashing the breeders who keep on breeding with dogs that have health problems, because they think that certain health problems or c-sections are normal and acceptable in certain breeds. Not *all* breeders on the face of the earth are like that, but within some breeds, most are. You are not getting my point when you get stuck on the Bulldog example. Sheesh, okay. To be more fair, I'll just give an example of another breed then, right? Think of Chow Chow. Chow Chow used to look a lot like my breed, Eurasier, only some decades ago. Here are photos of Eurasier: [url]http://www.eurasier-club-austria.at/Fotogalerie.htm[/url] Then breeders started to breed a more cobby Chow with a short muzzle, small eyes that sink into the face, and stiff back legs. This is what Chows look today: [url]http://www.chowwelfare.com/wcci/gallery.htm[/url] See the difference? Once I went to a Chow Chow speciality show. It was a hot day and many of the dogs weren't breathing well. The sounds that came from their throats really gave me the creeps, I'd take my dog to a vet if he'd ever did those kind of gurgles! Many dogs had runny eyes and their coats were wet under the eyes, even while the owners were giving the last finishing touches before entering the ring. Many Chows were walking very stiffy. I have never seen Eurasier with runny eyes, breathing problems or stiff legs, but then again they have not been bred to look that extreme. Many Chow Chow fanciers have became Eurasier people because they are so disappointed with the changes and Eurasier looks like the dog they used to know and love. They complain they didn't used to have Chow Chows with the little runny pig eyes or pushed-in face or practically unbendable back legs, and they hate cleaning up the eyes or listen to the snorting noises or look at their dogs that can barely run. Those things didn't exist when Chow Chow wasn't so extreme. Some breeders are still trying to maintain the old type, but many are giving up because the lines keep getting smaller and they don't win any shows. Many judges have never even seen the original type. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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