A pekingese with a profile like this:
Anyone who can say that dog shows are solely about selecting for improvements within breeding stock clearly needs to have their heads examined.
And even if we accept that some breeds do have functional standards, it is the same piece of paper that says the sleek German short-haired pointer is of breeding quality that also says the same about the deformed pekingese.
Why would anyone who breeds functional dogs want anything to do with an organization that rewards pekingeses, bulldogs, and pugs?
This is why I think multibreed registries really don’t have much of a place in the future of dogs.
And if breeders of functional breeds had half a brain, they would walk out of these registries that celebrate deformity en masse.
What good is to say that you breed dogs to functional standard when in the ring next to you there are all these dogs struggling to breathe and cool themselves?
These dogs defame dog breeding as a respectable activity. They are not worth defending in the least.