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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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First, I heartily agree that the show labs bear little resemblance to what I know as a lab. sister in law called me this morning to ask my advice regarding a lab pup. She had a "show" type lab that died last fall, and she is considering getting another. I think in her case it is far better that she stick with the same type as I do not believe they could handle a f/t bred dog like mine, (sometimes I wonder if I can! :oops: )So in some ways its ok that there are really two types of dog. I think too many times our type of labs end up in rescue because people are not prepared to raise and train them properly. So there is a place in the average family for those tubby wonders, they all appear to be quite calm and low key. So keep em around!
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