This is an interview of the author of the FCI/French dogue de Bordeaux standard, and he has a lot of interesting things to say. He thinks the dogue should join the AKC, so the American dogs will be able to be used in international bloodlines. But he’s worried that AKC recognition could “change the dog.” He’s very concerned that people will breed for a larger size and poor head and body structure if the dog becomes AKC. (In case you were wondering, the dogue de Bordeaux has since joined the AKC.).
These questions are important for any critics of the institutionalized dog fancy.
You may have issues with it, but if you want your dogs to contribute to the future and to international lines, you almost have to go along with the nonsense.