very difficult to win AKC/CKC with a working line Shepherd, especially sable
well , in truth , the CKC / AKC ring has always accepted sables -
a working line dog , well built , with proper conformation should be just fine under an All Breed judge which appreciates balance more than a Specialty judge which tends to favour the more extreme type . The Specialty judges tend to come from the respective Breed Clubs, either the GSDCof A or the GSDCof C.
there are all sorts of tricks -- some handlers will take on lesser quality animals to handle to "pad" the ring , more dogs defeated , the greater the points . Some handlers will go to remote areas bring a lesser dog who would not finish in a higher competition area -- so that he is the best of a mediocre lot, and wins , does not mean he is great , or good , just the best out of what was presented.
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