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Re: Thanks, may I rephrase
Posted by Cathydogo on 2/6/2011, 11:33 am, in reply to "Re: Thanks, may I rephrase"
I will admit I am not very knowledgeable in this, but to me and my interest is hunting, is that can the dog function to do what it was bred to do? To me if the dogo is too tall it could be hampered in going into brush after the hog, if the teeth are not scissor type that hampers the hold of the Dogo, if they are not of good temperment that will hamper the hunting pack, if the hearing is unilat then that could hamper the dogo hearing a bay which we use. Too heavy, the stamina will not be there. I feel that for too long the breeding world has been zeroed in on the showing aspect and what will win all the titles and ribbons. If the Dogo is not bred to "form follows function" then they cease to be the Dogo that was invisioned by the creators. They sought to create a premier hunting dog. If it is not bred for function than we wind up with large white dogs that could not perform the function that is supposed to be the "standard". I feel they need to be allowed to prove they can function before they are bred. True testing is done by hunting what you breed. I was so impressed by this concept when we were in Argentina, so see that what was bred was able to function and not one was witheld or saved for breeding purposes. To me you can see what they are out of. I know I am rambling and not answering your question, but this is what I look at.
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