Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Tax Collector's Dogs

Is there anything standard about "the standard?"

I defy you to find a single canine standard that is more than 20 years old that has not been changed at least once.

And then there is the little matter that the standard is not the same from one country to another, or one registry to another.

So what is so "standard" about the standard?

1 comment:

Viatecio said...

As much of a problem as I have with cosmetic stuff on dogs, I can't get past the look of a Doberman's ears left natural. Danes, Boxers, Min pins and schnauzers all look fine with natural ears, so why can't I accept Dobe ears? No idea. I don't care if the tail is left on, but the ears... :(

FWIW, the Rottweiler breeder with whom I'm signing a contract leaves tails on her pups, and she's fine with my leaving the testicles attached until medically necessary. Can't wait to be the proud owner of a Rottweiler that'll anger a lot of the AKC pro-docking and anti-breeder/pro-sterilization acolytes!