Say it ain't so, The're trying to alter our breed?

by Ed A from NJ
(New Jersey)

Big wooly and tough just the way he should be!

Big wooly and tough just the way he should be!

I resently read a articale on the internet about the AKC (and the CKC) show breeder are trying to breed the dog with shorter hocks and legs so they are more graceful in stide while showing the dog. I hope that it is not true. This dog got it's Majesty not from the Royal Court in France but threw hundreds of years guarding sheep in those mountains for hard working Shepard's and peasants. They were bred to size and height to do Battle with the predators in those mountains. What sense would it make to take thousands of years of natural selection and change it. Why would anybody want an altered to spec great Pyrenees when it has taken all that time to make them the perfect guard dog. Weather guarding your flock, farm, chickens or children they do it with the least amount of aggression possible. There powerful size and stature are part of their ability to do this. Can someone tell me if this is true of so just another reason for me to stay with adopting my babies when the time comes. I would always want a original mountain dog. Not something made to prance better?

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