|Barked: Mon Feb 13, '12 7:14am PST |
|Thanks for linking the Poms for me =)
I know the BBC documentary was ~sensationalised~, but it doesn't change that the standards for most dogs haven't changed a whole lot except for the worse, where it was fashionable. Look back at the first Uggie dog, and the Uggie today, and you'll see a marked difference in temperament, appearance, and lifespan. Poor bulldogs have had it rough. Most dog breeds aren't in any way "threatened" by show breeding, and the documentary-makers clearly had no idea how linebreeding works, but there are some breeds that need help.
Regardless, it was fun to see all the pretty puppies =) So much prepping goes into them! I also felt proud every time I could ID a dog breed, and the people I was watching it with were like, "That must be an X!" or "It looks like a schnauzer mix!" when it was actually a Y (The Harrier was mistaken for a Beagle) or indeed a purebred (That was the Brussels griffon)
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