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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 have worked with a girl who shows golden's and has tried to do field work with, and now after banging her head against a wall for the past 5 year's trying to get a JH (does'nt have it!) has decided to breed her fluffy no field ability golden to "push" in the hope's of having a dog capable of field work. I guess my point is there is such a divide between show and field in certain breeds over the past 50 year's that 100 year's from you will be lucky to have dog's have any natural ability left.
How about "sporting" dog's being able to do the sport?
There are some "houndish" field bred lab's out there for sure, and "yes" I'd agree that they have deviated from the"classic" look, but I also believe that to be more few are far between when compared to where show labs have gone. I've gone to a few show's and every dog there is a barrel with stubby leg's challenged to run 200 yards to save it's life.
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