OK so I've been reading all the conformation threads, with interest. What I got out of most of them is that conformation judges have a certain idea what is standard, perhaps because they never see the other lab type. Then I've been looking at the pictures of the pass dual champions, and most field type labs; seems like all the standing pictures of these type of lab are dated 20's, 50's etc. It is very hard to find a modern Field Lab who is standing (stacking); all the pictures of this type are Labs sitting. Thus it is hard to put them up as a side by side comparison.
So I'm sitting at home last night, having a cocktail and figure how hard can it be to get a picture of a field lab standing, why not try it. After a few attempts conclusion is..It is very very hard, field labs move around, or they sit, then when you get them to stand they look like they're being tortured. We also got out the measuring tape and stood on the scale. (we won't mention how much of my weight I had to subtract, to get theirs )
So I throw it out to the forum, Can you get a picture of your Lab standing? Perhaps we can get a few nice pics, or at least we can have a bit of fun.
Just so no one feels embarrassed, I'll go first here are my attempts at, conformation stand field lab
6yr. Female (height 23in; Weight 65lb) in standard abet being tortured, and looks like she's gonna be getting a few less cookies
14mt. Female (height 22in Weight 55lb) in standard abet being restrained, not done filling out so I'm guessing ~60-65lb when she's done
I'm definitely not interested in a conformation assessment; but I did get them to stand