[QUOTE=Crested_Love;130149]Agreed, health should be first and foremost. However conformation should be just as high a priority.
When you aren't breeding for the show ring and aren't showing your dogs how do you know your dogs are up to standard?
It's all very well good to read a breed standard but everyone interprets it differently.
We will agree to disagree there, in fact the history of dog breeding/showing suggests unscrupulous breeders may be more willing to use unethical breeding practices which ultimately may severely compromise the genetic health of the dog,and any further offspring, but increases the chances of producing a "champion" much sooner. As bulldog lover mentioned before, the genetic health of many breeds have not been treated very kindly in the past.
I am certainly not suggesting all breeders are unscrupulous, but the end product we see today in many breeds, is certainly a product of "looks/show over health.