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    Does anyone remember this Labrador Show Champion? 12 time Best in Show.

    Back in 1990, when I first got involved in Labs, I owned a grandson of Briggs. I became very intrigued by the success of this dog, so I started doing some research on him. I had some very serious show people tell me that Briggs was the "greatest show champion Lab of all time". Could someone please post a pic of Briggs along side a pic of this years Westminster best of breed Lab bitch? I'm having issues getting the pics to load. Thanks
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    http://cdn.pedigreedatabase.com/pictures/1403190.jpg A big difference from show dogs today.

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    David,

    I watched CH Charisma's Lone Star Rick, also a grandson of Briggs, when he was showing in the 80's and took video of him during a show in either San Antonio or Corpus Christi. Rick exceeded his grandsire's record, going BIS 13 times. If you are interested, the video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9MY2798rt8
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Maddox View Post
    Does anyone remember this Labrador Show Champion?
    Back in 1990, when I first got involved in Labs, I owned a grandson of Briggs. I became very intrigued by the success of this dog, so I started doing some research on him. I had some very serious show people tell me that Briggs was the "greatest show champion Lab of all time". Could someone please post a pic of Briggs along side a pic of this years Westminster best of breed Lab bitch? I'm having issues getting the pics to load. Thanks
    I was handler of show dogs when Light Brigade first started showing. And Yes he had all the great features of a true lab always
    shown in working condition. In that day the judges liked a dog in working condition. The dog that won West Minister is no comparison
    to Briggs. I have no pictures however.






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    Thanks guys.
    Bruce,
    What a great looking dog that Rick!!! Show labs looked a bit different back then.
    I bought my first dog HRCH-Char-SH from Arovali kennels. He was a Briggs grandson that was great looking. Looked nothing like show Labs of today. He was a 90+Lb hunting machine. Looked a lot lot Rick. Just bigger. What a fantastic dog!!! I sure wish I would have finished his MH?
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    Gettin' Jiggy Widdit-MH
    Dancin' Dreamer Kate-MH (•FC-"FINN",QAA-"Coal"-MNHofF, QAAs-"Tank", QAA-"Allie", MH-"Tease", QAA-"Hardy", MNH-Ruby)

    RIP Sweet mama Dancy!!!

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    After looking at that dog, how can people be so hateful towards "bigger labs"? In my opinion, there is no dog more beautiful than a big, muscular, lean lab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kona's mom View Post
    Great looking Lab!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CodyC View Post
    After looking at that dog, how can people be so hateful towards "bigger labs"? In my opinion, there is no dog more beautiful than a big, muscular, lean lab.
    I don't think it's the "bigger" part that is the issue....
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