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    Lovely dog, I hope they invite that judge to judge our National one of these years. Clearly understood the concept of "moderate, well balanced". The dog was not overdone in any way. Gorgeous dog.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Potter View Post
    I thought the Golden was very nice. Moderate coat, and in lovely weight. So nice to not see a big poofball carrying 20 extra pounds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseberry View Post
    she obviously has a "nice personality"!
    and as my young friend jacob might say, "bless her heart!"
    Yes.

    I am sure she is a sweet pet, because she is not an athlete.
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    Typically yes, and then some, at least in Goldens. We do hips, elbows, eyes, heart, thyroid, PRA-1, prcd-PRA, and Ichthyosis.

    [QUOTE=shawninthesticks;1187810]I'm curious if the show ring folks do the same health clearances on their dogs? mainly OFA's.

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    I like Glenda Brown's sentiment on working Goldens. She suggests that conformation judges get out in the field and get to know what a working dog really does and which physical traits are useful.

    I have hunted my Goldens in the uplands for several hours at a time, walking miles, if I walk three the dog quarters nine. I have hunted my Goldens in a tidal creek with a strong current on a stormy day. This is much different from what many have learned to expect. A day's hunt does not consist of back to back land singles followed by back to back water singles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waycool View Post
    For once big game houndsmen/women actually get something right bless their redneck a$$ ........ papers, looks, some book that describes what a dog should look like and act like don't catch bears and lions. Dogs that function do.
    You are correct. "Form follows function." When the function of the animal is to win beauty contests the form will be 180-degrees different from the form of the animal whose function is to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBoley View Post
    Nicole do you own a lab that can retrieve?
    I do! And they can go take points in the ring on the same day. How bout you?

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    [QUOTE=hotel4dogs;1187826]Typically yes, and then some, at least in Goldens. We do hips, elbows, eyes, heart, thyroid, PRA-1, prcd-PRA, and Ichthyosis.

    Quote Originally Posted by shawninthesticks View Post
    I'm curious if the show ring folks do the same health clearances on their dogs? mainly OFA's.
    Thanks Barb , just curious because I dont understand How could this be healthy for a dog and its bone structure ?
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    I did like one hound, I didn't catch the breed, it did look like the Treeing Walkers I have seen in the vet's office.
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    Nicole, why don't you just answer the question in regards to the breed standard and not some show judges ignoring it and putting up dogs that don't meet it? Lab show judges should take note of how Brittany's are judged and Chesapeakes too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBoley View Post
    Nicole, please elaborate on which sections of the breed standard Pauli fits?
    The Flabrador folks don't agree with the breed standard. Neither do a lot of judges. Very, very sad for the poor dogs.

    And yes, I'm sure the dog can retrieve....all it has to do is waddle out and pick up something and waddle back. Retrieving is something all dogs can do. Hunting is another story. Can it hunt in real world conditions and do the job the way the breed is supposed to, in an efficient manner? (note I didn't mention trials or tests....just a good day's hunt) No way. That poor animal wold be exhausted and done after fifteen minutes of pheasant hunting. It can't even toddle around a show ring without huffing and puffing.
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