Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: N. Central Arkansas
Breeding and conformation
I attended the Pat Trotter seminar and she made some great points.
One that really struck me was "A judge's decision is temporary. A breeder's decision is in the gene pool forever"
True? I think so. After all, there is always another show and a different judge if your dog doesn't show well on a particular day. Of course, a pattern of decisions by judges can influence how the breeder's decide, but the final choice of what to do is entirely with the breeder.