Message modified by board administrator 4/29/2011, 9:37 am
I'm just going to address the most recent one about the IOEBA standard, because it does need to be addressed. The articles that are coming up for the site will allow people to make their own decisions about everything else.
The IOEBA standard for the Olde Boston Bulldogge was NOT written by one breeder! Actually, none of the OBB breeders that are with IOEBA, were even part of the standard writing. We all came in post standard. The written standard for the IOEBA was influenced by the late Neil Rutan. Will (owner of the IOEBA) had many conversations with Neil before he passed away and he used that influence when writing the standard after acquiring the IOEBA later on. Combined with other input, historical accuracy and focus on health and working (the IOEBA's vision for the OBB), and previous conversations with Neil, the standard was formed.
Neil Rutan is a man that is respected by the IOEBA for his contributions to the OBB.
This board, as always, is here to educate people, so consider this a little history lesson on the origin of the standard.
**Some of the "fat" or extra words were cut from this post so that it would be clearer for everyone reading. Apparently there were some that were misunderstanding the original post. Sometimes I can ramble, so I apologize.