Saturday, March 5, 2011

Stand By Our Breed Standard!

The following was written by "Rotties4Ever":

It seems to me that with the constant threat of the animal rights extremists trying to take away our right to dock (and/or crop depending on breed) our dogs, one would think that members ---and especially the leaders---of the parent club, would be more determined than ever to preserve the Rottweiler as outlined in the breed's standard.  Instead, members have chosen to flat-out ignore the fact that they are a docked breed and choose to exhibit natual tailed dogs.

What message does showing a tailed dog send to the ARs???  It says that our dogs don't need to be docked!  This is playing right into the loonies hands if we don't stand by our breed and our BREED'S STANDARD!  Don't you understand that every time you exhibit your tailed dogs, you are adding fuel to the animal rights fire???  Not to mention totally disregarding the AKC breed standard?

Which brings up the point of the AKC judges who put up these dogs!  They obviously need to reread our breed standard---"tail docked short"....How can a judge judge a Rottweiler with a tail when there is no description in the standard for a natural tail?  Do you AKC judges not realize that you are dooming us all to the animal rights agenda to ban docking?  When you "put up" a Rottweiler with a natural tail you are sending the message that whether they are docked or not, doesn't matter!  That they don't have to be docked to compete!

As for me, I won't give my money to any judge that puts up dogs with natural tails.  And I would hope that the ARC would stand by our breed and sanction those that choose to so blatantly disregard the standard by choosing to exhibit dogs with tails, especially those members that are our leaders.  This is sad for our breed.

Sumitted by Rotties4Ever