What about a weight to height ratio? Can the breed club institute something like that? Sort of like a BMI for Labs. It is a consistent problem that the breed judges have produced and are perpetuating. I get that a weigh in has never been done before for dogs, but they are creating a health hazard for our dogs?
I had a friend that did the show ring, had a grand champion, and also did obedience. You can imagine what happened as a result of jumping that dog. They couldn't do a serious land series in a Master if they look like they do in the show ring. They'd keel over, probably get heat stroke.
I agree with and heartily supported the instructions to judges about weight... but telling them this did no good. Obviously they have to have something that would make flab a disqualifying fault. Maybe instructing them that the last rib should be visible on the dog. (No, I take that back. The coats have gotten extreme... IMO... so the poor beasts would have to starve...).
Nope, I think it has to be a qualification sort of thing like height. Add a height to weight ratio.