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AKC/Eukanuba Nat'l Champ. Dog Show

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I just finished watching the sporting portion of the dog show, and I have to say that it was disgusting. The visla, the flat coated retriever, and the chessie looked like a hunting dog should. The cockers looked like little froo-froo lap dogs, the pointers were good looking, the lab looked like Uga the bulldog(the University of Georgia mascot). The larger spaniels looked like they were on the brink of a heart attack after one lap around the ring. The golden was good looking, but a little short and heavy. WHO DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE KIDDING??? My hat is off to the breeders of the visla, flat coat, and chessie. They are the only ones who seem to have a clue. Some of those folks need to check out a hunt test or might open their eyes.

raving and ranting regards,
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I watched as long as I could :roll: . I don't care if the breed actually looks like it should or not, breeding just for looks still takes away from the breed.
Re: Euk dog show

Lorri said:
I watched the show and thought that the yellow was very handsome. I do both breed as well as feel trials and I appreciate both in a different way. I have some hard core hunting friends that will only seaduck hunt with a show lab because there coat is so thick and protective. I think field people need to pay attention to some of the things we've lost over the years and I think the same for the show people. Appreciate both for what they are and sit back and enjoy it all. Bye the way I just put a CH on my english bulldog and she doesn't look anything like a lab! She is very feminine!!!!!!!

:roll: :roll: I just don't get it. Maybe handsome but that is a matter of opinion and to me barely looked like a lab. Seems to me the show dogs are getting more and more extreme all the time
Appreciate them both for what they are?? I'm having a hard time figuring out what the show labs are. Surely no longer a sporting dog.
I wouldn't be caught dead prancin around a ring with a dog that spends more time getting it's hair done than my wife does. What is the point? The dog was made to work and do a job not prance around and look pretty.
I'm sorry and my post may get deleted but I just gotta say this. MAKES ME WANNA PUKE.
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