Comment on the standard breed of dogs bullmastiff
It is interesting to note, for example, the fact that amongMales of bullmastiffs - winners of World and specialized exhibitions over the past seven years, there was not one whose growth at the withers and weight did not exceed the existing standards!
And this trend persists. There are several reasons, these are explanatory.
The first: One of the main, if not the main, scourge of dogsLarge breeds is the tendency to easy and quick grinding, i.e. Degeneration. Probably judges assessing the condition of the breed in the world prefer larger dogs, while maintaining all other requirements for harmony, activity, type of movements, temperament, etc.
The second. Bullmastiffs almost anywhere exceptGreat Britain, they are not used as "forester dogs", for which they were actually withdrawn. They can, of course, be used as guards at the Rockefeller estate (USA), and at the De Beers diamond mines (South Africa), both as police dogs (Belgium), companion dogs, and pets (everywhere), but all this says Only that their functional specialization is practically lost. In this case, other requirements and preferences enter into force.
As, for example, a kind of dog-guard (dogsEscort) or the watchman of anything should be awesome by itself. Rottweiler, for example, the more black (the darker tans or their practical absence) and larger - the more terrible. The look of bullmastiff and so inspires, at least, fear and respect, and even a large bullmastiff - a spectacle extraordinary. The third is fashion.
It exists in the environment of dog lovers, for sureAs well as in the environment of lovers of jeans or cars. A large dog (but necessarily harmonious, not skinny, like a greyhound, and not slick, like a beefy St. Bernard) looks just beautiful, while retaining all its other positive characteristics.
A wonderful comment on bullmastiff standardsDouglas B. Olif in his well-known work "Mastiff and Bullmastiff", which was reprinted seven times since 1988. With an absolute majority of his remarks one can not but agree.
However, even among the judgments of this authoritativeExpert can be found enough of those that can be called controversial. Thus, for example, the "struggle" of a respected expert is not fully understood, obviously originating from the first official standard (1925) for the correct ears of bullmastiffs, especially their sizes. It is argued that they should not be too big.
But is such a shortcoming likely to affectWorking qualities of a dog? This is reminiscent of the judges' prejudice against the black German shepherds. In the exhibition rings they are invariably at the very tail end of the series. But does their color prevent them from performing commands as well as their chelas or gray brethren?
So, the standard of Bullmastiff breed, of course,An extremely important document that fixes the requirements for dogs of this breed at the time when it was compiled. A variety of additions and changes to it are introduced over time, which is absolutely natural.