Originally Posted by Loki Love
The sad thing is that there should theoretically be no difference between working and showing dogs. A breed standard is just that - the standard.
I read a article re: Labrador retreivers Show VS Hunting lines and basically said its like breeding Models VS Athletes, how true that is.
Racing bred Greyhound
Show bred Greyhound
Racing greyhounds are very healthy and generally free of hereditary disease, which is due to breeding by racing lines and removing imperfect dogs from breeding. Greyhound Hereditary Neuropathy is seen only in showing lines and leads to muscle atrophy/wasting and appearing as young as 3-4 months.
Show dogs are larger and carry a higher body fat percentage then racing bred.