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    Is a high power dog running around out of control stylish? Can a dog with less athletic ability be stylish? I would like to hear what you guys think.

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    Out of control is unappealing to me. I don't care if the dog is as fast as a cheetah, out of control isn't what I look for in a blind. A slower dog (Not a pig, but not a speed demon.) can be stylish. To me, style is when a dog has swagger. It's confident & enjoying it's task. Just my opinion.

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    My opinion/

    Style has nothing to do with speed.

    Style is confidence, working as a team,,positive attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseGooser View Post
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    Style has nothing to do with speed.

    Style is confidence, working as a team,,positive attitude.

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    A dog that moves with confidence, looks pleasing to the eye while working...Steve S

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    Seems you might be fishing Scott. No one thinks an out of control dog has style. But a dog that walks when sent after a bird is one that has no style, and the rules say that such dogs should be judged down compared to a stylish dog where the work is otherwise similar. Even older dogs that have slowed down, show style by their effort. And dogs that seem ground down by their training (& its application techniques) usually are the ones that walk or leave the line in a zombie-like slow-motion trot.
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    Fishing a little. Hope all is well with you and you're dogs David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott spalding View Post
    Is a high power dog running around out of control stylish? Can a dog with less athletic ability be stylish? I would like to hear what you guys think.
    Hey Scott,

    Hope all is well with you and the family.

    Yes, an out of control wild dog can exhibit style. A dog that runs with enthusiasm but under control also exhibits style. A plodding dog that pin points marks and runs blinds like its on a string does not.

    To me, for lack of a better term, style means "enthusiasm" for the game. I think in general, its like porn, you know it when you see it.

    In the games we play, everything is a balance. You can have a pin point marker, but they must show trainability in order to progress through the stake and be there at the end of the day.

    A "10" or excellence in style, isn't going to keep a dog in if his marking is lacking or trainability is lacking.

    Balance balance balance.

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    Style exhibits teamwork.

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    Stylish dog has speed, control is enthusiastic and has a good attitude (no tail between legs)!IMO
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