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"out crossing"breeds

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by adjecyca, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Re: "out crossing"breeds

    I don't understand how people like those hideous things...

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  2. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    thats what I meant....
  3. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    Good God, can anyone say "Labrador Retriever"? Talk about a breed that's been totally fucked by both show lines and BYBs.
  4. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    I am for outcrosses for some breeds. I think Carla's post was a good one.

    IMO GSDs can drastically reduce issues from within their own population.

    Like this better?
  5. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Same with Labradors. Yes, BYB and show labs are pretty wretched, BUT there are LOTS of good ones out there, just like there are lots of good GSDs out there. The reason I mentioned Dobes and CKCS is because the gene pool of healthy dogs (and in the case of the Doberman, able working dogs) in the breed is so limited.

    Especially compared to the poor dog in the advertisement above him. :(
    That just doesn't look comfortable... Wonder what his OFA scores would be...
  6. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    Is it just me or does that dog's face look funny, like his muzzle is sort of bunched up/too short?

    Not commenting on anything else with that dog.
  7. K9 Love

    K9 Love Good Dog

    Yup, the GSD Akita head has bothered me for awhile, roman noses, just huge blocks on top of their necks.

    I agree that GSD's and Labs have plenty of room to work within their own breed to fix health issues or improve upon function and form. Rather it's the mindset of those breeding that's created those issues.
  8. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    It does look like his face got sort of... pushed in.
  9. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    Not as much really, looks very heavy and unbalanced to me.
    Don't like the coat type so much but this is more what I think of as far as body shape
    V Falk von den Wölfen - German Shepherd Dog

    Okay okay I'll hush, don't want to turn it into a GSD debate >_<

    CSO, not trying to be overly corrective/harsh... it's just a bit of a pet peeve for me :P

    I agree with Cliff on Labs
  10. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    oh, I didnt see it as harsh at all. Ill actually thank you for the correction! Im still learning what all these different dog parts are called. :)
  11. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    Ah. Had heard the term before but didn't really know what it meant. Yeah, not a fan.

    Ah, but it's a great example of variety within a breed and how, in some cases, an outcross is not needed.
  12. geary

    geary Puppy

    did u ever think that lab dogs have so manny prob because they dont work so the breeders cant cull bad genes cuz they dont know about them till its to late................. were with working dog a breeder can c things like bad hips or what ever and stop that breeding so really i dont c the need for out crossing the apbt...... and there r so many blood lines of the apbt that they may not have to think about out crossing for a long time
  13. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    we're not really talking about the APBT. We've pretty much all agreed that there is plenty of damn fine dogs and a diversity of blood, so an outcross isnt needed. Its the other breeds that we've been talking about
  14. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    That makes no sense...

    Also, there are tons of working labs. Filled to the brim here. Some really good lookin' ones too.

    And CSO covered my other possible response.
  15. geary

    geary Puppy

    ment lap dogs srry

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