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The egg-shaped head is not a product of evolut…

The egg-shaped head is not a product of evolution as some believe, but actually man-made, a modern product of many years of selective breeding. Mr. James Hink’s, the father of the Bull terrier wanted a leggier dog, full of stamina and better breathing. I don’t think he’d be happy with the dog today.

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Bull terriers born in the early 1900’s had a head type that would be considered suicide to a breeding program by today’s standards. In a strange way the head type is still evolving towards an even more EGG or “Extreme” head type. If one does research, they’ll find that over the decades beginning in the 50’s changes in head type with how AKC has pushed its narrative for this extreme head has come into play and has change towards the more EGG shape.

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Do you think today people buy a dog like that? I’d believe they would if no one ever saw the EGG shape but that has changed the game.

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Something else to keep in mind, dogs of that era were very good dogs and winning in the show ring without the EGG shaped head present, this is a snippet of the standard that AKC is pushing on todays head type.

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Head – The head should be long, strong and deep, right to the end of the muzzle, but not coarse.  VIEWED FROM THE FRONT IT SHOULD BE EGG-SHAPED AND COMPLETELY FILLED, its surface being free from hollows or indentations.  The top of the skull should be almost flat from ear to ear.  The profile should curve gently downwards from the top of the skull to the tip of the nose, which should be black and bent downwards at the tip.  The nostrils should be well developed.  The under-jaw should be strong.

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