OMG that dog just its stance is enough to tell you everything. It looks like its struggling to stand. Like a dog that has been drugged. This is what you get breeding for single traits, like wrinkle. Those ears those ears [rubs eyes in disbelief] where are the ear holes they are not seeing daylight or air that’s for sure. Stinky humid hell holes of misery.
The whole dog is a flop a complete disaster. I just want to kindly put it out of its misery. No dog like this can live a normal happy life even if you surgically remove most of the skin it’s so badly put together its joints will fall apart in no time.
Make no mistake they will say it’s a fighting dog extremely active in short bursts, well yes it has drive but its trapped in its body one burst is all it will take for it to fall over flat.
I wonder how long they manage to live like that? Its enough to make you very angry. It honestly is.
Yet somehow, it’s an -improvement- over the lean, houndlike dogs of the early 1900s.
We have a “throwback” English mastiff that looks like the very early show dogs: tight, clean skin around the limbs, more compact in size/conformation, and built more like a gamebred pit bull. He, too, may only be able to do bursts, but he could very easily outrun and outmaneuver any healthy adult human while crossing a large yard. I doubt any dosa could compete there.
The conformation on that thing is just awful. I seriously wonder how the thing is even able to walk, let alone fight a dog or chase down and attack a human intruder. It is beyond me how any show judge could award an obvious conformational train wreck like that poor dog.
There’s some nice throw back dogs out there,too bad they often get the label of being badly bred or back yard bred for not fitting the breed standard and show fads close enough.
I managed to get a throwback Newfoundland and Rottweiler. I’ve also seen a very nice English mastiff at a dog festival recently,not that friendly but a lean,long legged and powerful dog. Reminded me more of a Tosa than the modern mastiff.
The Newfie could out run humans and knock them down then he was young,also enough prey drive to chase ducks across a pond. so a giant dog does not have to be sluggish. The best Rotts I’ve also seen where most often throw backs,a dog that can hit a sleeve hard,catch a frisbee and herd some sheep is not exactly bred for very often. A dog does not have to be the best to be good,and just because even a well bred mastiff cannot move as well as a Border collie does not mean they should go the opposite route and just breed for the most impressive appearance. Yet that seems to be the logic of many dog fancier,they have to be the best at something and looks likes to triumph function.
We should be ashamed at all remaining aspects of permitted animal cruelty in our mainly civilised countries. Historically, however, things do gradually change for the better. One tiny local example of this was when, in 2004, the law in Britain was changed so that people were no longer permitted to set dogs onto deer, hares and foxes etc so that these animals could be literally torn apart. Those activities were in a similar league to cock fighting and dog fighting and no one would seek to justify bringing those back – or wouldn’t they in a world where people still go to cheer watching bulls being tortured to death.
Dogs that look deformed are often breeds that don’t have any more working lines and the show line breeders completely took over. Working lines in breeds are healthy and look similar to their ancestors. For example many show line German Shepherds are very different from working line and Czech German Shepherds that I think they should eventually be considered different breeds. If you want to preserve a breed and keep dogs looking like dogs, the working lines have to be preserved.