I was venting in another thread about the AKC and their tendancy to influcence the traits that dogs are bred for. It all started by talking about Rufus the Bull Terrier who has done quite well for himself in all of the big dog shows. I think he is a sub-standard example of the breed. His head is shaped oddly (like an egg) and that seemed to be the deciding factor in the judging. I hope they don't start breeding soley for that weird head shape. I can think of a few breeds who have been ruined by breeders looking to make dogs have whatever trait the judges seem to like in the most exaggerated way possible. This is because they seem to focus on a specific trait for every breed and it means more than everything else. Rotweilers have been bred to be so big that they are having all kinds of joint problems now for example. I wont write a book here, I'm sure you can think of others.