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Old 04-26-2010, 07:26 PM
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I like the look of a lean, effortless, wash-n-wear Border Collie who could run all day or hang out around the house all day.
We have a clinet at the clinic who insists BCs shouldn't ever be bathed. Those are some of the dirtiest, nastiest dogs I've ever seen. 10-12 years old and never had a bath. So, she agrees with you about the "wear" part, but not the "wash" part
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:26 PM
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I agree that BYB dogs don't have a definite type at all- that's whole point of a BYB really, never met a BYB who cared about "type."

But like in my example with chows, BYB chows don't *usually* have the characteristic "scowl" and I personally prefer the look of a more open faced chow. Often with chows in the show ring I can't even see their eyes.

ETA: I don't know about BYB BCs. I can say for certain a prefer working line border collies 100% over show BCs.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:59 PM
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I don't like the extreme look in any breed. Give me a dog that looks as if he can do the job his breed was intended for; give me a dog that's healthy and temperamentally sound. A dog with way too much or way too little leg, with so much coat that you can't see the dog in there, tremendously over- or undersized--not so much.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:49 PM
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I don't like the extreme look in any breed.
I agree with this sentiment.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:34 AM
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^Same, I don't like what is in my opinion extreme type.

I'm not sure about my opinions regarding BYB vs purebred. Edit - I do know my opinion when it come to sourcing your family pet though - ethical registered breeder or rescue all the way. I love a lot of well bred purebreds, but I'm sure I have thought some BYB were registered purebreeds (by mistake, I don't think I have the best eye for thistype of thing). I can't say I love any set type of BYB, because to me they don't have a set type. I can't deny that an individual dog may look handsome to me BYB or not. Of course, when it comes to my own dog I am bias. I think she is adorable, but I can see that she is not correct type, so much so that I refer to her as a Chi x. In reality, she probably is a cross - she is certainly not well-bred. I do my best to make sure people realise that she is not what a registered Chi should look like.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:23 AM
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Some have mentioned some of the dogs I like better then other when it comes to byb vs show, one is the Pekingese. The show bred one looks so uncomfortable for some reason. I like the ones that look almost like either a Tibetan Spaniel or a Japanese Chin, which is the ones I tend to see more often.

And Greyhounds, it's not byb but I prefer the look of a racer then the show line. The racers look a lot more fit and I like their body proportions better. The show one seem to be bigger with longer necks.

Another one is the America Pit Bull Terriers. I like the BYB better, maybe it's because more of them have their cute floppy ear, or Luce ear, that I love so much.

Most others I prefer the show line, and that includes the Chihuahua. I love the apple dome head.
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Some have mentioned some of the dogs I like better then other when it comes to byb vs show, one is the Pekingese. The show bred one looks so uncomfortable for some reason. I like the ones that look almost like either a Tibetan Spaniel or a Japanese Chin, which is the ones I tend to see more often.
EXACTLY what I was thinking of when I said that - the first time I saw a trio of them, I had to ask if they were chins!

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Another one is the America Pit Bull Terriers. I like the BYB better, maybe it's because more of them have their cute floppy ear, or Luce ear, that I love so much.
Where are these APBTs!? Every byb one I see is 120lbs or looks like a hippopitamous (or both!)
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:11 AM
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Where are these APBTs!? Every byb one I see is 120lbs or looks like a hippopitamous (or both!)
I don't like those APBTs either, the ones I mean are the ones I often see in shelters or here on this forum.
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Where are these APBTs!? Every byb one I see is 120lbs or looks like a hippopitamous (or both!)
luce is 45 lbs, mushroom is 55 lbs, and both are BYB shelter dogs. actually there are a lot of really nice, correct-sized pits in the shelter here (harrisburg, pa). some oversized ones as well of course.

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:21 PM
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We have a clinet at the clinic who insists BCs shouldn't ever be bathed. Those are some of the dirtiest, nastiest dogs I've ever seen. 10-12 years old and never had a bath. So, she agrees with you about the "wear" part, but not the "wash" part
That is a pet peeve of mine and I have met some of those people too. I don't care if it's a working breed or not, it's getting a bath and groom every now and then.

There was the NASTIEST smelling dog at the park the other day. It was a husky and it just reeked. It leaned up on me too and I smelt so awful. I don't know how the owner dealt with it or spent any time around it, it was that bad.

End rant.

ETA: Also, if it's long haired, the feet WILL be scissored. Personal hangup I guess.
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