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Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 2 months ago

Were the dogs in the 80s and 90s better than the dogs today?

20 Answers

  • Adele
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

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  • 2 months ago

    If you are talking pure breeds - no, blood line is blood line.

    If you are talking rescue dogs,  I have found that the mixes are rather strange and many are pit bull mixes, which are not the particular favored breed with most people. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Heck yes! Me Basset Hound puppy's parents were WAY better than me current Basset Hound puppy. 

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  • 2 months ago

    yeah they weren't all liberal

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes.  And people too.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I see no differences.

  • 2 months ago

    I don't see any changes in dogs from the 80s or 90s.  Dogs have not evolved into anything different.  There are more BYBers & Puppy Mills than there were back then.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I think dog culture was always bad. 

  • Jojo
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Better in what way?

    Since the late 70`s, when dog ownership seemed to begin to explode, many breeders have been very keen to jump on the band wagon and produce inferior dogs for the mass market. 

    This has resulted in many breeds being ruined in conformation and temperament.

    This has not been helped by the `show` fraternity who want to win ribbons with their dogs, and breed them to the latest and most popular considered shape, disregarding the dogs true genetic traits and temperament.

    Mongrels (cross breeds) where just that once upon a time and it was hard to even give them away. 

    Now they are given fancy names like Cockapoo and Labradoodle and advertised as special `designer dogs` and they come in all shapes and sizes and most of the time with no health checks.

    Gullible people buy these dogs at extortionate  prices, while the breeders of them, laugh all the way to the bank.

    There ARE some very good dog breeders around, but its often difficult for Joe Public to distinguish between a good and a bad breeder. 

    I don`t know quite what you mean by your question as `Better` can be interpreted in different ways. 

    But Most dogs are only as good as their genetics are, and of course how the dogs owner rears the dog from a puppy and trains it. 

    IN many cases an owner can `Make or break` a dog.  JMO.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Dogs are dogs.  How good they are is based on how they are treated.  A loved, and well trained dog that is getting the medical care it might need will be a very good dog. 

    It doesn't matter what decade - it is all about the care the dog gets.

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