There is a lot of discussion about working lines being superior to show lines. In this video, I briefly go over the two types of pure bred dogs and get to the bottom of what’s important when considering which line is right for a pet home.l


  1. Jim Costantino on April 21, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Have two labs one of each there is a difference ! haha The working line goes all day !!! But both great family dogs. Thanks for the video

  2. kyndakrazy on April 21, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Show line dogs are bred to ruin the breed. Genetic abnormalities are not nearly as common in working class lines of any breed. If you like pageants, hit the runway yourself. Leave your dog alone. Dog shows are exactly like toddler pageants, just people with nothing better to do and living through their "children".

  3. Christian Brown on April 21, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Working and show and pet and service dog quality.

  4. Harjun Bhuller on April 21, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    So happy someone is finally covering this thank you

  5. curt templeton on April 21, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Was able to purchase a working English Cocker out of Great Britain a number of years ago. People would ask me what he was because he looked like a dwarf golden retriever. From day one he mucked right in with our family and was an amazing flusher / retriever. To me , dogs that are bred for a purpose are much sounder , both mentally and physically.

  6. Sleepy Coyote on April 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Me personally, I miss the days where a person could go to the store or the Post Office and come home with a free puppy. I have had lots of dogs over the years and my best, smartest, healthiest and most long lived, have been crossbreeds, that were free.

  7. Ian Walsh on April 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    I hate the term SHOW line. Most working line dogs actually look better than the showlines do! and they have the drives and nerves to work. the term Show lines is just a silly concept.

    you can train a working line dog to prance around a ring but you cant train a show line to work!!

  8. Nopea bb on April 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    What I like about FCI is that they demand that all hunting dogs (show and working line) pass basic hunting test to get breeding rights and more advanced hunting test if you want to have show champion title.
    That is why here you can see people hunting with their show line dogs.
    Those dogs who doesn’t pass the test don’t have breeding permissions from FCI so you can’t get pedigrees for the puppies.

  9. BJR DOG TRAINER BANDUNG on April 21, 2020 at 3:28 pm


  10. loijan bokijan on April 21, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    The thing is… Work bloodlines are kept pure from genetic deformities that MANY, MANY dog breeds bred for show and pet market have. To the point where some dog breeds look like completely different (and very unhealthy) breeds when compared to a dog of the same breed that hasn’t been genetically ruined. The term ”pure bred” is used SO, SO loosely nowadays… I mean, people with dogs with pedigree that goes generations and generations back, are breeding genetically ruined dogs that look nothing like they should look and they call them ”pure bred.” That term should only have one meaning, just like it used to: Pure bred used to mean ”genetically clean/pure” dogs that haven’t been mixed or selectively bred for X, Y, Z… Nowadays, ”Pure bred” can mean anything.

    There should be no genetic or physical difference between the two ”types.” Both work and show dogs should look AND perform the same. But they neither look neither perform the same, nor are they genetically on the same level. Again, both work and show dogs should look AND perform the same, while the only difference between the two should be their energy levels. Work dogs, as they are used and bred for work purposes, should be WAY more energetic, while dogs bred for show or pet market should be the opposite. Both should look and perform the same, with the difference being in energy levels. However, that’s sadly not the case and (delusional, sad) people who breed dogs for show and for pet market, genetically ruined MANY, MANY dog breeds (over 70 dog breeds), by selectively breeding them for various physical characteristics that are not healthy or in any way, shape or form beneficial to the dog or even majority of people, as most people don’t find these physical characteristics aesthetically attractive anyway, it’s just a small group of people who do but as it turns out, that’s more than enough to have many of popular dog breeds genetically ruined.

    UKC, AKC and FCI are the blame more than dog breeders, because of their made up and unnatural ”breed standards” that they have and unintentionally force show dog breeders and pet market breeders to breed their dogs by those made up, unhealthy and unnatural standards so they can have their stamped papers. It is good that dogs have papers confirming their breed and purity but breeders who breed dogs for show, looks or pet market, destroy dog breeds and I DO NOT support NOR recommend buying dogs from such breeders, which are sadly a majority…

    I mean just take a look at this:
    1. German Shepherd:
    2. Neapolitan Mastiff:
    3. Bull Terrier:
    4. Chow Chow:
    5. Shar’Pei:
    6. Rottweiller:
    … And so on and so forth.

    This is what they did to MORE THAN 70 dog breeds so far. It is sad, pathetic and very infuriating to see what they have done… And they continue with this, with no intention of stopping anytime soon. Breeders from rural areas, landrace breeders and working line breeders are the only ones breeding genetically pure and proper dogs of all of these ruined dog breeds. Very sad…

  11. Nya on April 21, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    I love your videos. But there is SO much misinformation in this video, makes me sad.

  12. Avik Sarkar on April 21, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Hey great video!!!❤…Can you please tell me the name of the background music??

  13. Divi Photos on April 21, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Cool video nice

  14. Markus Goog1e on April 21, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    awesome summary, there is a third option, u dont have to choose only between working or show lines, u can take a dog from a shelter and give him love. Very often there are real diamants in shelter that just cant live to their potential

  15. STAN Smith on April 21, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Those first 3 skirts had a little bit of yammage. Nice

  16. AllAhabNoMoby on April 21, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    I don’t like it when dogs are bred purely for looks. I know it happens a lot even with the former fighting breeds, but it leads to a dilution of the character traits if you don’t test for gameness. So I will never buy a dog from a breeder that doesn’t test for character in both parents. Yeah, we all want a goodlooking dog, but breed standards (for all working breeds) were drawn up from good working specimens, not the other way around. Homogeneity and confirmation are not endgoals in themselves – for working breeds.

  17. Jeremy Lopes on April 21, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    I will never get a show dog and I will make sure of that ! A crossbreed or Mongrel from a shelter is an excellent choice.

  18. News that matter on April 21, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Work lines are just that. Work. People Seem to ignore what it means to be a specific breed of dog. That means man selected for, and intentionally bred for specific temperament, behavioral patterns and abilities. You cant go out and get a Belegian Malionois and expect it to be a good family dog. I don’t care what breed of line. The term family dog needs to be properly understood. A family dog is an animal that exhibits behavioral and temperamental traits that allow it to tolerate and have endure family life. That is primary. A family dog isn’t a breed that will be used as a working dog in the streets against violent criminals. Family dogs are have lower prey, hunting, aggression and will be content with being home. YES A WORKING DOG MAKE FAMILY DOG AS A SIDE GIG AND ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE THR PROPER SET UP. AND YOU ABLE TO SEPERATE YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR DOG FROM EACH OTHER WHEN YOU ARE NOT SUPERVISONG. Or when you have guests come over. Otherwise, your sitting on a ticking time bomb. The drive and the aggression in a lot of police k9 is through the roof. And its almost exhausting just watching them. Thry have seriously injured and killed people. Some police k9 when taken home if not properly exercised, handled and controlled with the proper set up will surely kill. As in the case of a Florida k9 that broke through the wooden fence and flew next door to attack and kill an elderly woman then attack responding police. In his mind..bes working. Doing what he’s trained to do. If I select for an animal to be alert, territorial, aggressive and physical. Don’t ask if its a good family dog. Its idiotic. Ask , how solid are his lines, have they been tried and tested, how are its offspring proving solid nerves, where are their contact. Dont ask about looks either. Some working dogs aren’t the best looking but are monsters at what they do. AGAIN yes you can have a working dog as a pet but only as a secondary job and only if you are actually working the animal, provide structure, an private place for the animal meaning a proper run, kennel with ample shade, and protection from the eweather and you educate your children on the proper way to interact with a dog that’s intense.

  19. Иван Калашников on April 21, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    working line all the way! health should be number 1 concern.

  20. M on April 21, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    im just here to say FUCK A SHOW DOG

  21. Denise Fraser on April 21, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    I have a trio of APBT, Labrador retriever and Saluki mix 10 month old pups. It’s like having 3 sailors on leave after a year at sea. They are love bugs.

  22. Nick M on April 21, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Hey Zeke Thank you!I hope to get a dog some day when this virus thing is over. Your videos have helped me so much.

  23. argeni argeni on April 21, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    I want a cane Corso so bad 😍

  24. Jeff on April 21, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    You are confused on many breeds relative to this topic. Primarily limited entry working breeds.

  25. Kilo Williams on April 21, 2020 at 3:40 pm


  26. Sophie Le Pottier on April 21, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you for this video!

  27. Dennis Cook on April 21, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    RESCUE ONLY. I have had show and working, all by rescue. Look in places where someone might need to get rid of one. I’ve had lost dogs brought to me day and night. They think they are one of mine. I find their home, and keep them when I can’t.

  28. Smackpoint GSPs on April 21, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    There really should be no difference, though sadly there is.
    I breed, work and show my dogs. To be included in my breeding program, (after health testing) each dog must have an impeccable temperament, it must be a good worker and it must be able to achieve its show champion title.
    All dogs should be able to perform their original duties with ease and should conform to the breed standard.
    Taking shortcuts in a breeding program to breed for single traits (show or working alone) is detrimental to the breed. Sadly many breeders are doing just that, so we are ending up with working dogs who’s working drive may be fabulous but their poor conformation will lead to physical breakdowns early in life, and show dogs that are so physically exaggerated as to be useless as a working dog and neurotic messes.
    Both of these scenarios lead to the production of substandard dogs that are hard for your average pet buyer to live with.
    When a dog is bred with focus on temperament, conformation and working ability as equally important traits, you get a much better quality of dog that is a joy to live and work with 🐾

  29. Joe on April 21, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    I got a working Cane Corso. She can be a handful, but she is hyper vigilant with 0 training. It can be annoying living off a golf course but I bnb have most no worry for my family when I’m out of town for a few days for work

  30. Brockdagreat Yt on April 21, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Naw not true I have 15 showline German shepherds and they work hard as hell

  31. Marino Cane Corso on April 21, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    I’m much more into working dogs.

  32. Avik Sarkar on April 21, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Does anyone know what is the background music ?? Reply!!!!!

  33. Kathryn Deel on April 21, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    This is literally the best source of information for dog breeds I’ve ever found. Massively underrated for the time and effort you put into these. Thank you so much for creating this channel, I love these vids.

  34. Ryan Pendzik on April 21, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    I might do a video of why Field labradors are not for seniors because unfortunately my mom‘s friend got herself a Labrador and it’s a field dog he’s very wild then she just wants to the dog as just a pet and she’s a dogooder i’m also trying to look for a European Doberman I found a breeder who does both showing and working she’s from Russia but unfortunately this coronavirus start maybe after this I can get the Doberman

  35. Zelja Kis on April 21, 2020 at 3:53 pm


  36. We-Major kennel on April 21, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Love it My question is what about the dogs That works and also show ring Is there more based upon that

  37. Annie Johnson on April 21, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Please enable Closed Captions! Thank you

  38. oncall21 on April 21, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Awesome video man. I’ve had Staffordshire Bull Terriers and German Wire Haired Pointers for the past 30 years. the GWP’s I’ve had have all come (with the exception of one) from working lines. On deer they are like incredible. With Staffordshire Bull Terriers I have always had mine from show lines. I want a staffy that has excellent temperament and appears true to type in appearance. That’s just me. Thanks for sharing!

  39. zander on April 21, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    I’m looking for a cheap small ratting and rabbit hunting dog to mix with my Miniature Pinscher I was thinking something like a Pomeranian but or Irish Terrier create a confident aggressive intelligent and fast dog do you have any suggestions

  40. Angel Pinedo on April 21, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Qué pasó con el contenido en español?

  41. Dread Champions on April 21, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Great advice! Gracias.

  42. Top/Bottom on April 21, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    A video on canis panther plz.

  43. Raymond Morgan on April 21, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    As a retired British police dog handler I would agree with this in the main but with one caveat. Dogs like working Belgian Malinois in particular will require their owner to spend huge amounts of time training them to stop them becoming a pain in the backside. Their drive is so strong that they can take or even require a handler to train them for way more hours than most dogs so make sure before you buy that you are willing to do that because if you don’t it will lead to real problems in the future. There are plenty of experienced people on YouTube showing the time needed to spend on them. Be absolutely sure you can devote that time certainly for the first few years of ownership.
    There is no doubt that they are fantastic dogs but they are certainly not for everyone and they definitely benefit from being given some kind of work go do.

  44. Alexis Bolanos on April 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    I got a crazy ass looking gottiline bully how am I able to send you pics for your feedback ?

  45. The German Shepherd JACK on April 21, 2020 at 4:01 pm

  46. Pramodh Ch on April 21, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    My doubt has been cleared 😁 Thanks 💓

  47. Wesley Martins on April 21, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Start with a show dog. It will teach you how to train a dog with a more mild temperament. Go for a breeder with health testing.
    You have you whole life to get that ultimate guard dog, relax and enjoy you learning journey

  48. VeChain VET Love on April 21, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    GSP is an allrounder ,great for hunting and a great family dog. but if small children be careful as GSP`s run fast and aims close, crash can happen

  49. Chuck Jines on April 21, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    At some level it seems that all the show dog people kind of destroyed just got almost all the breeds… Hard to get good working dogs now

  50. Persistent Understory on April 21, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Is the formentino male corso in the video featured in any other videos? Im curious to know what kennel he came from.