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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2008, 07:52 PM
Andaka
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Re: all breed vs specialty show?

The specialty dogs tend to have a more extreme sidegait. This is possible because of the large rings which give these dogs a venue in which their tremendous reach in front and drive in rear can be used and seen.

The all-breed dogs tend to be more moderate, and therefore (in my humble opinion), more correct. The smaller rings at all-breed shows tend to favor a more agile dog capable of handling tigher turns and often slick footing.

There is nothing wrong with having an all-breed dog. I prefer them -- there are more all-breed shows in my area, so more chances to win! Also, the smaller rings allowed me to show my own dogs for many years.

If I remember you correctly, you have a very nice young male that you will have lots of fun showing. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But you always take home the best dog!

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