Originally Posted by mycobraracr
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.
What do you define as "good conformation"? The AKC breeders have a different definition as the WGSL breeders. The working line breeders have different definitions as the show lines. What about the "old fashioned straight back" american shepherds that some are breeding for? Then you've got the definitions within the working lines. Do you prefer the giant heads of the DDR dogs? The heavy bone of the Czech lines? How would you define good conformation? Ask someone else and they'll probably give you a completely different answer.