Hello readers, I would like to thank you for accompanying us at the beginning of this work, always looking for information and reflection on topics in the Bull universe. Some of you may have heard about kennel blindness and how it can, as a disease, create symptoms in those who end up suffering from it. One of the first symptoms of kennel blindness is to think that everything that is owned by you is wonderful, perfect and much better than everything that has existed regardless of breed.
“I have the best puppy in the world”
“I have the best young man in the Universe”
“I have the best adult in the Galaxy”
These are initial symptoms since a sad illness that leads to the lack of racial evolution, the lack of genetic improvement, the lack of hybrid vigor improvement among other situations that prevent the evolution of a herd.
The search for knowledge about genetics by the breeder is undoubtedly one of the major points relevant to those who really want to achieve satisfactory results in a dog breeding, even in a contradictory way this is a point to which very few breeders seek to improve themselves. Kennel blindness is just one of the symptoms of those who believe that they do not need to improve as breeders.
It is obviously of fundamental importance that the breeder, before anyone else, admires his breeding stock and creates what he believes; this is clearly a significant point in the creation of those who stand out, however, when this dog blindly pleases only its owner and other people do not see all the same exuberance in the same dog (CAUTION) you can be infected without having even noticed.
Viewing patterns from time to time even if you are an experienced breeder is important. As the breeder evolves his form of evaluation, he also evolves with respect not only to quality, but mainly to the defects of his breeding stock. To visualize your breeding stock as something perfect and flawless is naive at least, at least for those who intend to stand out in the breeding of purebred dogs. Ignoring the virtues and qualities of other breeders’ dogs is another very common symptom in blind people, not recognizing the quality of other dogs is not recognizing the need to improve the breeding stock. It is important to reflect that in fact a dog is initially evaluated for its virtues in relation and comparison to its defects, something like, better a wonderful dog with a defect, than a mediocre flawless dog. Making an easy-to-understand placement would be something like a scale, where qualities and defects will be weighed, difficulties in achieving such qualities and difficulties in correcting such defects, the weight of this evaluation determines the degree of importance of a specimen for the purposes of a breeder.
The kennel blind person evaluates in a distorted way, where his dogs have only qualities and the dogs of others have only defects. Understand that your concept of good and bad can be, not a vision of racial objectives, but a vision only about your own taste and this has an abyss of difference at the time of your dog’s good evaluation. Blaming everyone for not recognizing how wonderful your dog is can also be a symptom of blindness, perhaps you are in fact a revolutionary with a vision far ahead of its time, it is a possibility, however, the most common is that you are really infected and cannot accept that that beautiful dog in your eyes, from a racial point of view, has many more flaws than qualities.
“Blind breeders usually have difficulty and little sportsmanship”
In the vast majority of cases when breeding dogs, a specimen is hardly totally bad, just likewise, totally wonderful. Dog breeding is like an eternal puzzle that always lacks a piece, in fact, this is what motivates great breeders to always seek some improvement, whether structural, behavioral, or in their genotype, ensuring fixation of characteristics, whether in their phenotype ensuring that such fixation is being transferred generation after generation in its creation. Blind breeders usually have difficulty and little sportsmanship in competitions of individual assessment and confrontation of racial standards. The good breeder, on the contrary, is not afraid to ask for opinion from others, different breeders, different views, in some cases the other sees what you cannot see in an evaluation, because your great love for that dog does not allow you to see such defects. There is something about the breeding of dogs that we call Feeling, something like a feeling, an intuition that some breeders have and others do not have, the Feeling of a breeder who believes in something new and over time proves it in his results is something in fact commendable, we cannot confuse it with the blind breeder who believes in something new, does not achieve results, believes that he has achieved and continues to insist on something that only he approves.
Puppy assessments are another big issue for blind people. It is at this stage that blindness begins to take root in the eyes of the breeders, that cute, cute puppy, almost a teddy bear, will not always become a representative adult for a breed and this is something very complicated to be understood by the blind. We cannot go through a kennel blindness theme without mentioning WIDOWS (ah, widows). Widows are those breeders who once owned a renowned dog at a certain time and are eternal widows of a dog that no longer exists, tirelessly and blindly seeking that the same dog will one day be reborn as a clone. It is difficult for the blind to see that there are DOGS and there are dogs, there are specimens that within a selection, in fact, reach the maximum that that genetics could offer,
The good side of all this is that kennel blindness has CURE, goes through a hard and difficult self-assessment of the breeder, goes through a complicated reality check of what in fact his dogs represent, goes through the recognition of all the mistakes made in the planned selection and mainly goes through the recognition that the work of the other is better than yours.
“Breeding dogs is the eternal pursuit of the unattainable”