Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
There's one guy at our club who has a bulldog. No, not an American bulldog, which are about 24" tall, and are often seen in IPO, but an ENGLISH bulldog! Y'know, with the pushed in face, and bow legs?
He got his BH in September, and an FH1. He and his handler are also doing protection and obedience just for fun. The judge at the trial thought he was so cute, he wanted to take him home!
I've often seen unregistered or mixed breed dogs training and even trialing at the club level. Ask the club: most are okay with it!
What happens 90% of the time, is the owner gets a BH or even an IPO1, then gets hooked on the sport, and wants to get a dog that is better suited to the sport. Seen it happen SOOO many times!
New guy in our club last year has an unregistered BYB GSD. The dog gets pushed into defense very easily, so he's not the ideal temperament for IPO, though the handler did get his BH with him last month.
This week, he's out at a field with a new 12 week old GSD pup, from a reputable working line breeder...
So, you have been warned...lol!