Originally Posted by Lucy Dog
I'd think it all depends on the goals of the breeder and breeding program. An AKC breeder probably doesn't care as much about working ability and pack drive as they do with conformation. A working line breeder probably can care less if a dog's tail is too high when you've got a dog with everything else you described.
Different strokes for different fokes.
This is really my train if thought as of now. Maybe this thread will change that as I gather knowledge. I have heard from some the experienced on this board about wanting working line breeders to focus more on conformation than they do though. So that's really my question. Why? Is it to create the "whole package". Looks and brains? I'm really just wondering the reasoning behind it.
Thanks for the replies.