Cross breeds don't have standards btw.
Did i say that cross breeds have standards? maybe we have our wires crossed.
Edited to add: Yes a blueprint but still an ideal, i'm sure you know not all dogs fit their breed standard.
I agree about the public access but using it as an ID'ing tool as i keep saying is totally flawed as many cross breeds will fit into the standard, and i that's the whole point. Judges can freely judge knowing that what they are judging against is a pure bred dog.
By your reckoning i could use the ADBA standard to judge my dogs, see that they fit the standard (or partly do) and ask for them to be registered as pure breds.
The ABDA is just stating that it is to be used on pure bred dogs only.
If i took my mongrel to the dog show and said look i think he's a staffy i want to show him and breed him, he fits the standard, but he's not a rego'd pure breed, they'd think i'm crazy.. but then i could say hey, you published your standard i demand that you register him... i think they'd tell me where to go!
This post has been edited by geo: 06 November 2011 - 07:26 AM