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To be fair, there is one (I think legitimate) reason someone might ask you why you want a Euro dog as opposed to an American bred dog. Here in the States it is much easier to get a good American bloodline dog from a reputable breeder, than it is to find a good Euro dobe. "Euro breeding", unfortunately, is often just an advertising gimmick for many breeders who are just out there to make a quick buck with their dogs.
I think you know that, but a lot of people new to the breed get sucked in by the "Euro is better" claim, and end up with a substandard dog, or a dog whose temperament may be difficult for them to handle.
So we do often ask why a person wants a Euro dog, and if their answer is rather cliche-ish and seems to be parroting the over-blown advertising spiels you see out there, we try to make sure they truly know where the two types are similar and what might be different about them.
Last edited by melbrod; 06-27-2019 at 02:40 PM.