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    Default English Labradorstandard has changed!!!!!!

    http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/2234/23/5/3


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    Characteristics Good-tempered, very agile (which precludes excessive body weight or substance). Excellent nose, soft mouth; keen love of water. Adaptable, devoted companion.

    Body Chest of good width and depth, with well sprung barrel ribs this effect not to be produced by carrying excessive weight. Level topline. Loins wide, short-coupled and strong.
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    This post is not a proposed change it is a done deal the standard has changed.

    Good deal!

    I hope the LRC follows suit.

    Those dog's substance was pure obesesity.

    I wonder how far away from the standard some of the best looking field labs will be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post

    I wonder how far away from the standard some of the best looking field labs will be?
    I would say a very high percentage, like around 100%. The curved or curling tails would be an automatic DQ. Chop the tails off and I would guesstimate around 10%. I have yet to see a straight otter like tail on a successful FT dog in the modern age. The second biggest fault would be the narrow dogs, both in head and body. Third would be the angulation; lots of straight rear ends and fronts.

    With that, let me say how much I am enjoying my new FT bred pup, Cheval. He's got a curved gay tail but he is Mr Personality at 7 weeks of age. Howard, you will be a proud grandpa when you see your grand get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Booty View Post
    .... He's got a curved gay tail....
    Does it sing show tunes and have an affinity to Judy Garland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Booty View Post
    I would say a very high percentage, like around 100%. The curved or curling tails would be an automatic DQ. Chop the tails off and I would guesstimate around 10%.

    Chop the tail off (or alter cosmetically in any way), and the dog is DQd too!

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    I had a little discussion this afternoon about Lab tails with a breeder. She said that if the tail comes off the spine level and the last one-third of the tail flares up, that that is not a gay tail. Which means my 7 weeks old does not listen to nor sings broadway tunes but instead prefers music by Nickelback. She said that technically, gay tails go up from the dogs rump. Isn't that interesting?
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    That exactly describes my dog's tail. Comes off level and the last third curls up. Wonder what they call that?

    The dog in my avatar had a 100% gay tail. carried up over his back. I was trying to get away from that with this one...que sera sera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Booty View Post
    I had a little discussion this afternoon about Lab tails with a breeder. She said that if the tail comes off the spine level and the last one-third of the tail flares up, that that is not a gay tail. Which means my 7 weeks old does not listen to nor sings broadway tunes but instead prefers music by Nickelback. She said that technically, gay tails go up from the dogs rump. Isn't that interesting?
    He's just proud.
    No a true gay tail is carried up and curves over the back I believe. Some adolescent males carry their tails up as a "statement".

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