Hmm i dont think neela was calling you a noob or what not but i have to agree with both of you although there is no specific weight the desired weigth was designed to root out the pure breeds from the hippos or bullfrogs or w.e you call them. I udnerstand you say theres no specific weight but would you rather have some 140 something pound dog called a purebreed apbt because there is no required weight size let that marinate for a minute but i understand both sides and im glad this is being debated =] expecially on my thread lol Jp
LOL I don't think she was either but since I am new on this forum I wanted to add that for those who don't knwo me
I actually think the post opened up some good points for the thread and hopefully will help others learn too
. Yopu'd be surprised at how mnay own the breed and don't knwo anything about the standard or the breed history
I doubt a 140 lb dog LOL would be proportioned like a 'real' APBT
thus that is why the standard has the proportion section written into it.
The standard is the blue print a good breeder uses when doing a breeding and it is used to judge dogs in the conformation ring. Unfortuntely when litter registrations are done you you don't have to prove your breeding pair or puppies meet the standard. This is where some BYBs take full advantage and run wild with whatevere they breed. You aren't going to see HUGE sloppy dogs winning any big shows IN UKC and ADBA but their are many registered that way
Also many think that all BYBs are mixing , but quite honestly I think some are and some are just breeding dogs that are not breeding quality as per the standard that are purebred.
It really comes down to if you breed
There are many genetic disorders that can pop up in breedings and add to that Not every pup is show quality and to standard even with the best breedings and in fact no dog is perfect and that is a lot of potential breeding pairs that shopuld be spay/neutered. So if the ones that should have been considered pet quality or even substandard are being bred mnay issues and more poor quality dogs are produced. It is a pretty vicious cycle.
That is why in 2004 the UKC standard for the APBT
was even updated and made stricter and now the single registration policy for them is also being revamped. This helps ore to get a better handle on dogs being put into the gene pool.
Unfortunately, a BYB will always breed if someone is going to pay for their dogs
because they are in it for the cash and not the