So the first year or so I stood my ground and tried so hard when people came to me saying they had a Staffy. I would patiently explain the standard to them. I would say how Staffies don't get that big, and their eyes aren't blue and so on. But year after year of people not caring to learn wore on me and I finally just grew numb to them. Now when people tell me they have a Staffy I just smile and agree and think in my head how clueless they are.
So this brings me onto Hollands. Who knew that I would end up falling in love with a rabbit, come to find out it too is a head breed! And not only a head breed but also a very similar set of breeders. I watch posts of people who post pictures asking for critique. Knowing full and well these people have full access online or in books to see what Standard Hollands should look like. And I see many rabbitries boasting of beautiful Holland lops, and when I look at them... well, I see that white dog. And I suppose if I hadn't had the dog experience I would fight hard to educate people and help them see the light. But I have come to learn, people only see what they want to see. Some people have no problems having a horrible narrow faced long eared scrawny boned rabbit and calling it a Holland.
In the end we all live and learn our own way. As for me I will stick to the Standard that has been laid out. I refuse to be a backyard breeder because I am setting standards for myself as well. I refuse to ever take the road of thinking I am to profit from my rabbits. The only thing I hope to earn from them is knowledge of the breed and respect amongst other like minded Breeders.