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Genetics or just luck???

Discussion in 'Bully Breeder Discussion' started by DrogosMom, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. DrogosMom

    DrogosMom Puppy

    I've owned several bullys and have done lots or reading and browsed many websites....and it seems like it really is the "pick of the litter" when getting a pup. I've spent hours looking at Bullypedia, keenel websites and web pages and have noticed that pups from the same litter can be so different. Yes, ancestors and bloodlines are important but so many people believe that a huge male and female will produce all huge pups and it's not true. I dont understand how people can reserve a pup from a littler that is not even born? I pick my pup on personality and behavior of that pup then looks. Thoughts?
     
  2. dalvers63

    dalvers63 Good Dog

    It depends on what you are getting a dog for in the first place. If you're just looking for a companion then yes, personality and behavior are the most important. If you're looking for a dog to compete in confirmation you want the most structurally correct dog in the litter. Same for performance/working - structure is very important in these cases.

    That is why people pay for "1st pick" pups, so they can have the choice from the whole litter. Of course, you also have to take into consideration the sire and dam, their personalities and the personalities of the pups. Dealing with a responsible breeder is the best way to go in as they will know what you're looking for and understand their breed to pick the best pup for your needs.
     
  3. Boogieman

    Boogieman Good Dog Premium Member

    Actually if you get a dog from a proven line of dogs that produces good often times there is very little difference in the dogs. My litters produce pups that are always very similar to each other.

    Now when it comes to bullies there's so much mixed in them that it's no wonder they can't produce consistently.
     
  4. DrogosMom

    DrogosMom Puppy

    Boogieman I agree...I love Bully's but I dont love the sloppy over bred dogs...bow legs etc.
     
  5. DrogosMom

    DrogosMom Puppy

    It's so hard to find good people that breed good dogs. I was lucky finding my pups :)
     
  6. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    there really needs to be a movement within the ABKC (and now UKC, lol) to remove those features from the breed.
     

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