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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'm not familiar with the Viszla breed standard, but the Flat-Coat and Chessie standards still promote one dog for both the field and the show ring. I agree that it's nice to see working type in the show ring... too bad it isn't that way for all breeds bred for a specific purpose.

It's also nice to hear the announcers make note of the titles at the "other end" of their names too... even if they do get it wrong sometimes. I was watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show a couple years ago when David Frey read the Flat-Coats name which included a "WC" at the end of it (the national breed club title for a Working Certifiicate). He claimed that it meant "Water Certified"... I was laughing so hard because I couldn't figure out if he was making a joke, really didn't know what it meant or thought the dog was a Newfoundland :oops:
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