What is the difference between an open book and the
closed book for breeding and registries and why I decided to work with the
According to Wikipedia:
According to Wikipedia a CLOSED stud book allows the breed to stay very pure to its type, but LIMITS ITS ABILITY TO BE IMPROVED. This may put a breed at a disadvantage, especially in performance disciplines, where an animal is worth more if it is successful in competition even if it is not pure. It also LIMITS THE GENE POOL, which may make certain undesirable characteristics become accentuated in the breed, such as a POOR conformational fault or a DISEASE. It also, depending on original numbers and management practices, can lead to an ever increasing level of inbreeding.
In an OPEN stud book, animals may be registered even if their parents or earlier ancestors were not previously registered with that particular entity. Usually an open stud book has strict studbook selection criteria that require an animal to meet a certain standard of conformation, performance or both. This allows breeders to modify breeds by including individuals who conform to the breed standard but are of outside origin. Some horse breeds allow crossbreds who meet specific criteria to be registered. One example is the semi-open stud book of the American Quarter Horse, which still accepts horses of Thoroughbred breeding, particularly via its appendix registry. Among dogs, an example of an open stud book would be the registries maintained by the American Kennel Club as its Foundation Stock Service. The SACBR uses an open stud book system to register all purebred dogs with or without ancestry. In some cases, an open stud book may eventually become closed once the breed type is deemed to be fully set.
The IOEB Club currently is an open book registry and is the # 1 registry for the OEB's in the world. My focus for my stock is solely for health while leaning towards the English gene pool. Like so many, I love what we currently know as the English Bulldogs and have worked with them for years. However, I have come to believe it is inhumane to bring into the world a dog who has so many health issues as the EB's do. This is when I discovered the OEB's and decided to bring my Championship English line into the breed of the OEB's. Olde Bulldogge can be registered as F 1, F 2, F 3 and generational. (They are all Olde English Bulldogges).
If you research back to the 1700's and 1800's the Bulldogs changed their looks over the years. As a past breeder of the EB's I have a fondness towards the English look rather than the American side. When you compare each breeders dogs and wonder why they might look somewhat different this might help you understand. In order to NOT be using too much of the same gene pool a breeder can bring in either an English or an American. This is what creates the F 1 and so on. Their are many different ways to come up with F 2's and F 3's so if you need more information I recommend you contact the IOEB club for further information.