Physical and temperament wise – Which breed do you believe is ruined?
CH GCH Von Hofs Cisco Kid Asked: Physical and temperament wise – Which breed do you believe is ruined?
I would have to say German Shepherd Dogs from show lines. I cringe when i see a GSD walking (If you can even call it that!) around the show ring, there hocks wobble when they move along the ring and they seem very abnormal. The hindquarters of the show line GSD's are almost touching the ground, which causes them to be uncoordinated (It shows!) and just all around awkward in appearance. There is no way any show quality GSD could do what it was originally bred to do.. They can't even walk properly. There temperaments are so out of whack, a lot of Shepherds are fearful and show very little confidence in themselves, which is abnormal for a GSD. It's disgusting really.
Which breed do you believe to be the worst off physically and temperamentally? Why?
Ummm… I can tell you what breed I think is the best off! THE LABRADOR!!!
I would have to agree with you, the GSD. The show breeders have taken a beautiful working breed and in my opinion ruined them. It saddens me to see them walk around.
Physically? I agree with you on the GSDs from show lines. I would love a GSD from proper working lines.
Temperamentally? Min Pins. I have never met one I liked and I have met a ton. I don't believe they are all bad. I am sure there a lots out there who are great dogs, but I personally don't like them. I'm sorry to all of you min pin owners and lovers.
ALL breeds that were once able to do protection work have been ruined by the PC azzhole breeders who bowed down to pet or show consumers. I have seen some hunting breeds that were ruined too, all in the name of pet ownership. This will only get worse as we go on, I can see it. Hope I helped.
If I had to choose, I would also choose the GSD.The degree of slope to the top line these days absolutely slays me.It just doesn't look natural and can't be healthy in the long run.I find myself wondering how anyone can find that posture attractive and a sane thing to do?
Reminds me of equestrian western pleasure horses and their nose dragging around the arena for that "relaxed look"… which simply looks utterly ignorant to me.
What do you mean by 'ruined'? Do mean it in a bad way, or in the sense that they aren't what they once were?
APBTs were originally fighting dogs, but now they're watered down (IF you know a reputable breeder) but I wouldn't call that a bad thing.
If you mean in the bad sense, then I'd have to agree with you. Lately, GSDs are nervous wrecks. My friend's family has two who came from BYBs. I offered to help with training (the only experience they have are two chihuahuas – don't get me wrong, they came out fine, but well-bred chihuahuas are very different from nervous, timid GSDs), but they're determined to do it on their own. I've also offered to socialize with my dog (he's good around female dogs, and both are females) but they still say no, since they sometimes bark (duh… they're nervous things). I told my friend that those dogs aren't going to come out very well, and she said she knows… Which is why she secretly comes to me for help.
It baffles me how stupid people can be sometimes. I get that they want to train their own dogs (it does create close bonds) but handling TWO nervous GSDs is not something for an inexperienced family. Sigh… I do hope that the dogs come out great, though. I feel accomplished, because in a matter of two days, the shiest of the two was coming to me and letting me pick her up and hold her. Simply because I ignored her when she was barking at me, and I always made sure I never faced her head-on.
Wow, I got a bit off-topic, sorry.
xo VIE xo
Really I think all breeds that aren't bred to it's original standards are ruined. As long as there are backyard breeders dogs in general are being ruined. I agree the GSD has downgraded terribly though. I got my GSD from mainly a breeder who breeds working lines. He's a perfect example of the breed. Great temperament. Very confident, brave, loyal, not welcoming of strangers but never aggressive. He has a nice straight back not a terrible slope but he has been shown and won a couple titles. I don't see the point in breeding them with those disgusting slopes. It's just causing harm and certainly doesn't help with the hip dysplasia that a lot of them get.
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