Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums - View Single Post - "I don't want a show dog; I just want a pet."
View Single Post
post #187 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 09:15 AM
oberonandbella
Big Pup
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 23
Dogs Name: Tell us your dogs name

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit oberonandbella's Gallery
Thanks: 29
Thanked 50 Times in 20 Posts
     
The other thing we do in the horse world (and this just occurred to me) is that we do not generally speaking deselect a horse because of a single fault. Have a mare with a long back? Breed to a shorter backed animal. Have a mare with an ugly head? Breed to pretty heads etc. etc. This article is an example of the guidance that people are given: https://thehorse.com/132564/breeding...ecting-a-sire/

Obviously, it's a different world, and a horse is going to have one foal and not 5+ per breeding, but it sure is curious.

And then many of the equine breeds allow outside blood in, from the quarter horses allowing TB blood in, to the warmblood inspections which are purely about type.

We treat dogs very differently, and I'm not entirely sure why.
oberonandbella is offline  
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome