Sieger show 2007 West German Show Lines- Please tell me this is being bred out They can hardly walk.
Absolutely 100%! Stop letting dogs with flawed or non functional structure win. For that matter stop letting them be shown. Do the judges not have the right to simply award to no one?Same thing happened with the AKC Showlinegsd. I blame the judges at these shows.
Jeez Nurse Bishop, those dogs look terrible! That video is actually difficult to watch! I'm so thankful that our Sheba is not built like that.
I had this conversation with a friend of mine who shows her Belgian Shepherd in AKC. I said I would be a cruel judge because I would not award dogs with this extreme conformation. My friend said judges do have the right to not choose a "best dog/bitch" in their class, it's just oftentimes, they feel they have to or aren't willing to be as "firm" (or maybe they do like the extreme)Absolutely 100%! Stop letting dogs with flawed or non functional structure win. For that matter stop letting them be shown. Do the judges not have the right to simply award to no one?
Benevolent dictatorship. It's really about the fattest pockets. Reminds me of FIFA scandal.The current SV president has plainly stated that the working line is not his vision of the German Shepherd Dog.
The politics of the AKC conformation ring is just as bad. An ASL breeder and judge explained exactly how thst really works.
Bottom line....don't expect any changes. Lots of money involved.
Nothing benevolent about it. ☺ I think it was the same rant about Deb Z using an ecollar and he tried to punish people worldwide. And the working world stood up and said "uhhhh....just no."Benevolent dictatorship. It's really about the fattest pockets. Reminds me of FIFA scandal.
Really sounds like fifa then! Come across about bringing the world together, but they really are just corrupt.Nothing benevolent about it. ☺ I think it was the same rant about Deb Z using an ecollar and he tried to punish people worldwide. And the working world stood up and said "uhhhh....just no."
So very true!, but people LIKE them!To each their own, but to my eye the way these dogs move just looks completely unnatural. It boggles my mind why anyone would breed for such extreme and practically crippling conformation ... but then I think of all the other breeds that have been essentially ruined by the show ring and it makes more sense (though I still think it's an abomination).
The show lines have been suffering for many years. It is truly sad what has become of the show line GSD in the 50ish years between beautiful dogs like Bernd, Mutz, etc and today in my opinion.
They're the right color.Do these dogs even match the breeds standard?
I would guess that every handler and owner associated with the dogs in the video thinks those dogs are great. They aren't going to replace judges who share the same mindset.If not then shouldn't the judges be replaced if they allow bad dogs to pass?
I've yet to hear anyone with roached back dogs explain why they would intentionally stack a dog to distort the top line into a roach or allow a dog to pull so hard on a leash that it distorts movement, but these are excuses people give when questioned about the roached back, wonky rear assembly etc. Basically they deny the problem exists...it's all an illusion caused by stacking and leashes. Right.The leash is mainly to blame for the distortion in the above photo. but even on a loose leash or no leash, these dogs cannot do a proper 2-beat trot. The hind leg will always hit before the front leg.