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Chere Fuessel   Tennessee Ridge, TN

4/11/2014 1:07:25 PM

We must remember that the idea of dog shows was to showcase and choose the best dogs with which to further improve the breed. Of course, these days it seems to showcase who can spend the most to push their dog(s) to the higher rankings. Are the Big Name Top Winning Dogs always the ones that would do most to improve the breed? not necessarily, but it does prove which dogs have owners that can afford the advertising in the Big Magazines, afford the handling and boarding and training and entry fees for campaigning these dogs every week. True, some are really superior animals. But some are nice enough dogs, but real showers that make
a
really terrific impression. Many really good dogs belong to owners and breeders who cannot afford all the frills, and some of these dogs, if used, would make a more lasting impression
on
their bred than some of the highly ranked and popular stud dogs. Who is the better sire - the top dog who sires 80 puppies and 20 of them become champions, or the lesser-known
dog
who sires thirty puppies, and 15 of them become champions?

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Lorna - 277613   Poplarfield, MB

11/9/2013 7:46:31 PM

the only problem with the show ring is with animals like the border Collie that are bred for instinct and not selected by color pattern or specific size and shape... you have a problem with the strict guidelines of the show ring... also if you cull by color then you lose the more important traits such as herding instinct. So in this context breed standards are a bad or dangerous thing in a breed... also if they standards end up making a breed less healthy by developing standards that are not in the best interest of good dog health this is also not a good thing... eg, pugs with their breathing problems by development of too short a nose/sinus

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Mariana - 214878   Roseville, MI

4/11/2013 7:35:12 PM

Very interesting! Good information to know.

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skiw9748   Hartford, AL

1/18/2013 12:35:42 PM

Good information !

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ownedbyapyr   Loudon, TN

12/22/2012 5:59:49 AM

How are mixed breeds in open classes judged?

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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

10/20/2012 1:55:01 PM

This was good information, my dog's breed is just having the standard set but becasue my dog is classifed as a rare breed this is not an easy task. I am sure this is going to take years.

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Anna - 253656   Monte Vista, DE

6/19/2012 7:51:45 AM

Thanks for this Dog
channel!

Anna Blake No where CA

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Marie   Bountiful, UT

8/7/2011 5:30:22 PM

Wow, never knew.

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Melissa   Farmington, NM

6/29/2010 7:13:48 AM

I always wondered! Thanks.

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S   Three Oaks, MI

1/4/2010 3:33:53 PM

Kinda weird how the dogs are judged.

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

8/27/2009 4:17:50 PM

Thanks!

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Tommy   pocatello, ID

6/25/2009 7:20:59 AM

intresting, but i love my dogs just the way they are dosen't matter the breed

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Mel   La Verne, CA

12/4/2008 6:02:04 PM

Love to read this!

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Bella   Glendale, AZ

11/6/2008 6:49:20 PM

Awesome article!

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Glenda   Long Beach, CA

10/30/2008 11:08:45 AM

Interesting!

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Murphykitten   Sandy, UT

9/18/2008 6:59:51 PM

Kewl!

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megan   somewherein, OH

8/18/2008 10:04:47 AM

good
article

John 3:16

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Natalie   Toronto, ON

8/6/2008 12:17:50 AM

Very interesting and true article. Judges need to learn from mentors, the real fine points of any breed. Just reading a standard does not do it. They should always be curious and on the quest for learning.

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