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post #11 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 03:04 PM
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They all looked like your typical american/canadian show lines. Not everyones cup of tea, but the judges seem to like them.

They actually looked like they moved in the link gagsd provided than what was on tv last night. I was not impressed at all with what i saw last night.

I know what you're saying though..
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post #12 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-15-2011, 03:28 PM
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Was that a sable I saw? It looks really cow hocked ...

I have to say that I think the GSD's looked better this year, but still not what I would consider "good".

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Most people on this forum seem to like the working dog conformation. So, the Westminster group is not going to be popular. They had nice coats,,give them that! I thought the Mals looked neat!
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Those are supposed to be "best of the breed" ?

Well it's the best of what showed up to be judged. There are probably better Am bred dogs out there, they just weren't there on this particular day.....
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The rings are so small the dogs really don't have the room to gait.

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I would like to start inundating the show rings with working line dogs. Then they have to 'put them up' if they are the majority of dogs in the ring. They judge the dogs that show up at confirmation rings. And place them, based on what shows up. The Westminster is a bit different than other dog shows. You have to be 'invited' to go. Perhaps not every dog that was invited, showed up either. They are striking to look at, but not my cup of tea in conformation.

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Please come show your working line dogs. We would enjoy seeing them, and if you give the judges another style of dog to choose, he just might!
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That is why I want to show my working lines. Everybody is complaining but almost nobody seems to step up to show them. I WILL!

Let us get situated, buy our first house, move yet again and have me get the two bitches over, Judge grow into an age where I can show him and I'll go into the ring.
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Please come show your working line dogs. We would enjoy seeing them, and if you give the judges another style of dog to choose, he just might!
I have been doing some reading and looking into conformation classes in my area as I would love to bring my next pup (working lines) out to give it a try. If nothing more than the socialization aspect this venue has to offer.

I think giving the public a view of all the "types" of GSD's will really be educational for everyone.

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I agree. I think it would be great if they would add the working line GSD's to the ring, even as a separate 'type', as they have with many breeds. Such as with the Bull Terriers and Cocker's. Why not with the GSD too? I'd totally help out after getting my dog and step into a show ring with him/her. It'd be cool to see the working line owners change the perspectives of the two different types and show what the working lines can bring to the table.
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