by GSDFanboy on 11 February 2017 - 09:02
by Hundmutter on 11 February 2017 - 09:02
The chest thing you mention is much more obvious IMO in long-haired dachsies than in the smooth varieties. Because the coat features to a greater extent in American dogs.
Having noted that - unfortunately the European dogs are not free of problems, with their backs and temperaments, any more (or less) than in any other place. It is the same with all dog breeding - if the people doing it strive to keep the original abilities for any original function in the dog, and to maintain good health in them; and worry less about the Show and 'pet' market aspects for how 'pretty' their puppy-produce is,
they will consistently turn out better specimens which maintain condition and live longer.
by susie on 11 February 2017 - 09:02
Dachshunds, GSDs, Rottweilers, Dobermans are working dog breeds -
and as soon as we talk about a "working dog breed" we not only should talk about conformation, but about working ability, too.
Most breeders who really work their dogs ( be it as part of a job, be it for competition "only" ) will breed more "functional" dogs, whereas most breeders who don´t work their dogs don´t tend to care about original function. Those greeders tend to breed what they like ( and what sells best ), not what makes most sense.
by GSDFanboy on 11 February 2017 - 11:02
by Hundmutter on 11 February 2017 - 12:02
Fanboy, until Oli decides to replace the Like function, we are using "Enable Editor" then Emoticons.