Originally Posted by registereduser
I could not care less about beta quality show or pet. I like what I like. BasementBetta was the first to cop attitude, not about the fish but about placement of a post. WTF?
I buy from breeders on this forum and now I have more info as to which breeders I will not be doing business with in the future
As I suggested in another post, maybe this forum needs a sticky that explains the purpose of the "Show forum" and provides some guidelines for it.
I have a lot of friends who are dog breeders. They tend to get right to business, and state their opinions straightfowardly and concisely. I think all of them would have had pretty much the same reaction, if asked how a petshop dog compared to the breed standard. (In fact, I can picture many of them saying something like "It doesn't compare. Why are you here?"
That doesn't make them bad people. They are, in fact, good people and good breeders. They used to evaluating dogs who are close to the breed standard. So when they see a dog that's so far from what they're used to evaluating, to them, it's in a whole different category. (It's as if you're asking them to compare an apple to an orange, simply because they're both fruit.