IN THE BEGINNING man created the purebred dog and "it was good". Through selective breeding each part of the developing canine was carefully refined and documented. This is what became known as breed standards and "they were very good". Breed standards resulted in canines that could do more than just perform a task. These canines became "EXPERTS" at their jobs. They completed tasks more effectively than the common dog and... the world smiled.
Oct 2014 | TheDogPress.com
Permission to cross post from: CinDee Byer, Breed Clubs Editor
...That is until a virus called the animal rights movement infected the world. It developed in the UK as animal welfare but quickly mutated into a world-wide, deadly epidemic so powerful that it sickened the original host and the very organizations that vowed to protect our breeds. Soon the virus mutated into "terminating the connection between all humans and animals." Organizations whose foundations were for purebred dogs are now breathing in the rhetoric of a so-called remedy known as political correctness.
The Great Sickness evolved into a disease known as Globalization Of Breed Standards wherein it insidiously coerces dog breeders into giving up their beloved breeds as they know them. The animal rights groups have now found a clever way to deconstruct the purebred dog... by having the dog breeders do it for them.
Where CHOICE Begins, Breed Standards End
The animal rights virus infects organizations with "CHOICE" which makes the victim feel fine at first. "CHOICE" in purebred standards is deceptive, slowly weakening our ability to resist. It blinds us to choosing a breed based on a look, history or purpose. It prevents us from preserving that breed, as is, for future generations to enjoy. Choice limits the ability to make private decisions between breeders and veterinarians. It restricts a breeder’s rights and eliminates breed education. When the infected spread Choice instead of healthy breed standards, the newcomer never learns the correct standard of a breed. They too become infected and suffer in the darkness of ignorance, unable to effectively defend their breed.
"NATURAL" Is A Symptom Of Arrogance
One symptom of Choice is support of what is "NATURAL". The problem with "what is natural' is the fact that there is nothing natural about the purebred dog. When we use the word "NATURAL" we reveal ourselves as infected and radicalized by the choice virus.
Man manipulated nature to create the dogs that we identify as Breeds today. We continue that selective breeding process to preserve our Breeds. If our goal is to own “natural” purebreds, we have all succumbed to the purebred dog deconstruction virus. Purebreds have always been judged in unnatural ways. We groom, bathe and pose our dogs in unnatural ways. We spay, neuter and "bark soften" in unnatural ways. Our veterinarians and researchers poke, prod, and test them in unnatural ways. They are wormed and inoculated against "natural" viruses and parasites. We teach them tricks and compete with them in unnatural ways. We make them attack objects and people in unnatural ways. We make them protect us from terrorists. We dress them up, put collars and leads on them and crate them. We "adopt" them out like children, publicize them as homeless and place them in our unnatural homes. We decide when, where, and what they eat. We select who they will mate with and often help them breed or inseminate them. We would give our last dollar to keep them healthy and happy but that does not make anything we do "Natural".
IN THE BEGINNING man created the purebred dog and it was good.
IN THE END man will decide its future.
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