bc soul sista Posted December 20, 2011 Report Share Posted December 20, 2011 Hi Ya'll...came to my attention that BCSA(Border collie society of America) aka "parent club" for the AKC, is currently in the work to change the "standard" for breed showing that has been standing since the breed got inducted I believe?? Please correct me if I'm wrong... Also correct me if I'm wrong, but I know of at least 2 working bred border collie people who were at least somewhat influencial in writing the original standard..TRYING to write it to reflect conformation that would be suitable to a working dog and if anybody has read the original standard..it's pretty vague compared to most breed standards, alot is open to interpretation than usual in my opinion. ANYWAY, not that I care about any of the BREED stuff, but find it interesting to see the direction the BCSA is taking.. Long time USBCHA open trainers/handlers have trickled down with there involvement in "TRYING" to make a difference with decisions within the club...all but maybe 1 or 2 remain..and I know another long standing USBCHA open handler who will be leaving the club finally after many years.... More and more "Breed people" or sport people have taken over the club....and there decisions are reflecting that...arguing over things like the "stockdog of destinction" award and the fact that the dog should not have to trial in USBCHA/ISDS trials in order to get the award, etc.. The "breeder referal" section of there website(where ALL people looking for a border collie breeder) is slowly been flooded of primarily Conformation/sport breeders(with an occasional HSAs or d)... SO..I am not a "breed" person and do not support it AT ALL for breeding/ or anything...I do compete in dog sports but do not believe in breeding for sports...my main focus is stockwork and even though I am still a relative novice I am currently trialing at the USBCHA pro-novice level and get out to sheep 2-4 times a week... I personaly think this gradual shift in the BCSA to conformation "sporter" collies is not a bad thing...even more seperate from our working border collies..the breed will split even more exteremly over time.. However, I do worry about trying to reach people new to the breed, and what the general public will see as a "border collie" due to the gradual exctinction of the true working border collie in the largest and most popular breed registry in the nation.. Thoughts?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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