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Old 01-01-2008, 07:28 PM
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AKC recognition has boosted the breed's popularity as a pet, for sure. But I don't think they've hit the kind of popularity surge that breeds like Labs, GSDs, Collies, Dals etc. went through. Glad for it, too.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:53 PM
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^ Agreed. More people who have false impressions and aren't suitable for the breed have BCs than I would like, but it's nowhere near what certain breeds are facing. I hope it stays that way for as long as possible.

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Old 01-01-2008, 09:20 PM
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It could be that more and more BC's are showing up in ads/billboards or it could just be that you are noticing it more now because you are so fond of the breed.

Any extra publicity for a breed can bring popularity which WILL damage the breed to some extent. Having your breed appear in a movie is the true "kiss of death." We dealt with it in "Milo and Oatis" and "Men In Black" to name a couple. After those movies, pugs started in a downward spiral. I have yet to see a pug on the street that fits the standard in the slightest. Very sad.

I could see some really bad issues cropping up if the majority of the general public decided the BC was the next best breed....
Yeah, poor pugs, most of the pugs I had seen in person looks more like a bulldogs body, and horrible poped out eyes :/ very badly BYB and puppy mill dogs.

Most of the time when people try to say the name of the breed, Like 70% they say "men in black" dogs.






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I'm sure the BC breed took a big hit with the movie "Babe".
Yeah, that was the first time I saw BC, and since Babe I see them anywhere in TV and movies.

At least for now BC are not at level of popularuty as the dalmations or other super popular breeds.

They are still some countries where they are not popular.

For example I have NEVER have seen a BC in person or even saw in the newspaper selling BC.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:58 PM
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People dont seem to understand that being intelligent isnt necessarily a good thing. These dogs need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. They are wonderful dogs in the right hands though
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:41 PM
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I've never seen a newspaper add selling a BC or BC puppies either, thank goodness. I did see my first Aussie for sale though

I agree, I hope this breed never has to be as popular as a Lab or Golden. It would do truck loads of damage.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:43 PM
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You're lucky, there are a ton of ads for BC's (and Aussies) in the papers here.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:44 PM
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^^ Ugh.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:45 PM
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I know.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:46 PM
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There are usually a few Border Collie puppy ads a day here.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:08 AM
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I've always seen BC's on tons of stuff....No more recently than before.
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