WHAT HAPPENED THEN
According to the conditions stipulated by the Swiss Kennel Club, the Breed Club was founded on Dember 5, 2004, the Standard “Continental Bulldog” was established and the Breed and Selection Regulations drawn up. With the publication of the decision taken by the central committee of the Swiss Kennel Club in their official magazine HUNDE on February 25, 2005 with the following wording the status became legalized
Thus the immense work for the recognition of the new breed by the International International Cynologic Federation FCI could start. The criterions hereof are very severe. Eight bloodlines which are completely independent from one another are needed which means that no animal of the ancestors of one bloodline in three generations (parents, grand-parents and great-grand-parents) of the basic dogs may appear in one of the other seven bloodlines. Out of eight litters of each of these eight bloodlines two dogs and six bitches which are not siblings have to exist.
By now I have been able to fulfil my goal resp. these criterions and the Swiss Kennel Club has deposited its request for the provisional recognition of the Continental Bulldog with the FCI. The many encouraging statements I received from owners of the Continental Bulldog and other dog lovers have sustained me through all these years to go to the end of the chosen path despite the many negatives which practically all of them have nothing to do with breeding.
I am quite happy now that I can slow down and just create the phenotype I visualize which has not always been possible so far due to the rules of the eight blood lines.