This came from genetics....by Marcel (no login)
If you have say a litter of two and then a litter of eight, you'll normally see the larger litter overall to have lower birth weights but at 6 weeks old, identical if fed the same way.
40-42 lb bitches are not bred for as many breeders want "bone"... Maybe someday that term will be added to the Bulldog Standard...... :>)
Dr. Butchko makes reference to this term during his presentation at the BCA 1996 Nationals. Video can be purchased on the BCA site.
50-55lb males have difficulties when shown to many a breeder judge because it doesn't fit the norm and the norm is not the standard. But show one of these "standard" boys or girls to an all-breed judge who loves the breed and reviews the standard before judging..... A judge after giving you a big win will always ask at picture taking, " where did this standard boy come from? "...
When you look at a litter of pups, do you automativcally look at the smallest on as the "runt". I hate that term. Anway, a smaller pup with excellent conformation often would still get passed over for that teddy bear of a pup, but which one is proper come say 18 months?
Doggy bitches seem OK but what about a bitchy male?
Posted on Apr 1, 2011, 10:41 AM
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