A Silent Breed Killer
As soon as a dog with of a slightly „ deviating “ – type starts winning , the ball starts rolling. The dog goes to the ring of honour , the one judge bends over to his neighbour and says ; „ have you seen that beautiful dog ? “ Breeders and exhibitors notice that judges like that particular dog and start trying to breed or to buy that type of dog. At such a moment the original Breed Standard does not seem to be of importance to some exhibitors , winning in the show ring is all that matters to them.
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In recent years, there has been increasing public attention and legislative activity at all levels of government relating to the care and treatment of dogs. As responsible dog owners and breeders, we all want to ensure that those who mistreat animals are held accountable for their actions.
Let’s Create Some Videos!
We are looking for some videos of your Bulldogs to submit to the BCA YouTube Channel to show the public what we see everyday ....life with our Bulldogs!
BCA Norway Response 2022
The Bulldog Club of America’s (BCA) position continues to be that the breed in the right hands has proved through many decades to be healthy, normal companions for thousands of owners who have chosen Bulldogs as their preferred breed.
Bulldog owners are generally aware of the dangers of hot summer temperatures, but many other dog owners are not. Feel free to share this so that any unaware dog owner can learn from the message.
Safety for the 4th!
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July! Celebrate our Great Country's freedom with The Bulldog Club of America!
We learn early what a negative thing this can be. Easy to count the faults. In fact, it’s one of the first things we learn.. especially the obvious faults. Some other issues take some practice and study to pick up on. But I believe this mantra is often taken way out of context. We’ve seen the quotes from famous dog people cautioning against fault judging, and that’s fine. Speaking from a level of expertise, this resonates with people who understand the concept of the statement.
Health Implications in Early Spay and Neuter
Recent results from research funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation have the potential to significantly impact recommendations for spaying and neutering dogs in the United States. Most dogs in the United States are spayed or neutered, and for years the procedures have been completed prior to maturity. The study, published in the prominent, open access journal PLOS One, suggests that veterinarians should be more cautious about the age at which they spay and neuter in order to protect the overall health of dogs.
BUT I DON’T WANT A SHOW DOG!
Why do people recommend choosing a breeder who shows their dogs to folks who are just looking for a pet and have no interest in showing? Why should breeding to breed standard be important to a pet home? Does it seem excessive, or “snobby”? It’s not, and here’s why. Dog shows are a means of evaluating dogs against the breed standard, to evaluate soundness, movement/gait, type, and temperament.