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  • Purebred dog breeding is wrong.  Someone should burn down the arena, so that we will never again have to see how Purina and prissy dog owners ruined dogs forever.

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  • I rode an elevator with John O'Hurley once but didn't want to bother him by asking for a picture or autograph so just gave him the "hi-how-are-ya" head nod thing
  • I just hope the dogs have fun.
  • cryinoutloud: Purebred dog breeding is wrong.  Someone should burn down the arena, so that we will never again have to see how Purina and prissy dog owners ruined dogs forever.

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    As a counterpoint, pure breed working dogs are some of the most beautiful animals I've seen. Fashion dogs need to go extinct.

    Nothing ever beats out rescue dogs however because they know and appreciate what you just did for them.
  • My hound dogs are ready for the hound group 
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  • They didnt show the Bassett and our family is very upset
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  • lots of new carpet to take a dump on
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    I'm partial to huskies.  Emma is part husky and part Australian shepherd.
  • Golden gets no rspect. AGAIN.
  • I'm rooting for the mop dog
  • Lacey dogs
    Lacy Dogs in Life After People
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    "She's FREAKING OUT!!!"
  • ModernPrimitive01: They didnt show the Bassett and our family is very upset
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    The basset hound was GCHB Renaissance Versailles if you got a glimpse of him. Odin is a nice dog. However the hound group is highly competitive, especially on the east coast.
  • In memorium-

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    The gray wolf OR-93, shown near Yosemite National Park in February, traveled from Oregon to Southern California in search of territory and female mates. OR-93 was struck and killed this month in a vehicle accident near Interstate 5 in Lebec in Kern County. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife)
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    I have the biggest crush on Parker Posey
  • cryinoutloud: Purebred dog breeding is wrong.  Someone should burn down the arena, so that we will never again have to see how Purina and prissy dog owners ruined dogs forever.

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    Show dog breeding is insane. Your average local dog show hires just a few judges that are "qualified" to judge every breed that might show up. They need to pass some standards which in the US are set by the AKC. But usually this means theiir knowledge of the dogs they're judging is a mile wide and an inch deep. So they typically go for the dog with the most exaggerated features of their breed. German Shepards with the deepest angulation in the rear, pugs with the flattest noses and sighthounds with the deepest chests, narrowest waist, and tallest in general. But none of that is actually functional for the dog. In a lot of cases, like the ones I mentioned it's actually unhealthy for the dogs.

    To make matters worse it's often very political. The leadership of your local dog club, which happen to be dog show judges or handlers will run a mutual backscratching deal with the judges and handlers that run the dog club in the next state, where judging assignments get made in exchange for wins at the other club's dog show. So even if a judge can see a good dog when they see it they might toss a win at the owner that can reward their own dogs in the future.
  • I'm was just watching both this dog show and the Bold and Beautiful. Quite the B&B cliffhanger!
  • steve_wmn: cryinoutloud: Purebred dog breeding is wrong.  Someone should burn down the arena, so that we will never again have to see how Purina and prissy dog owners ruined dogs forever.

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    Show dog breeding is insane. Your average local dog show hires just a few judges that are "qualified" to judge every breed that might show up. They need to pass some standards which in the US are set by the AKC. But usually this means theiir knowledge of the dogs they're judging is a mile wide and an inch deep. So they typically go for the dog with the most exaggerated features of their breed. German Shepards with the deepest angulation in the rear, pugs with the flattest noses and sighthounds with the deepest chests, narrowest waist, and tallest in general. But none of that is actually functional for the dog. In a lot of cases, like the ones I mentioned it's actually unhealthy for the dogs.

    To make matters worse it's often very political. The leadership of your local dog club, which happen to be dog show judges or handlers will run a mutual backscratching deal with the judges and handlers that run the dog club in the next state, where judging assignments get made in exchange for wins at the other club's dog show. So even if a judge can see a good dog when they see it they might toss a win at the owner that can reward their own dogs in the future.


    simply not true. Go to dog shows, enjoy the breeds, speak with owners. The dogs you see are in top condition and dearly loved. Requirements to become a judge are lengthy and you have to go through the process for each breed you are approved for.
  • ForlornHope: steve_wmn: cryinoutloud: Purebred dog breeding is wrong.  Someone should burn down the arena, so that we will never again have to see how Purina and prissy dog owners ruined dogs forever.

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    Show dog breeding is insane. Your average local dog show hires just a few judges that are "qualified" to judge every breed that might show up. They need to pass some standards which in the US are set by the AKC. But usually this means theiir knowledge of the dogs they're judging is a mile wide and an inch deep. So they typically go for the dog with the most exaggerated features of their breed. German Shepards with the deepest angulation in the rear, pugs with the flattest noses and sighthounds with the deepest chests, narrowest waist, and tallest in general. But none of that is actually functional for the dog. In a lot of cases, like the ones I mentioned it's actually unhealthy for the dogs.

    To make matters worse it's often very political. The leadership of your local dog club, which happen to be dog show judges or handlers will run a mutual backscratching deal with the judges and handlers that run the dog club in the next state, where judging assignments get made in exchange for wins at the other club's dog show. So even if a judge can see a good dog when they see it they might toss a win at the owner that can reward their own dogs in the future.

    simply not true. Go to dog shows, enjoy the breeds, speak with owners. The dogs you see are in top condition and dearly loved. Requirements to become a judge are lengthy and you have to go through the process for each breed you are approved for.


    Ha!  I'll bet you think the Christopher Guest movie "Best In Show" was a comedy when it was actually a documentary.

    OK, not really but the personalities depicted are kind of like show dog people, just exaggerated a bit for effect. They do love their dogs, sometimes to exclusion of good breeding decisions.
  • steve_wmn: ForlornHope: steve_wmn: cryinoutloud: Purebred dog breeding is wrong.  Someone should burn down the arena, so that we will never again have to see how Purina and prissy dog owners ruined dogs forever.

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    Show dog breeding is insane. Your average local dog show hires just a few judges that are "qualified" to judge every breed that might show up. They need to pass some standards which in the US are set by the AKC. But usually this means theiir knowledge of the dogs they're judging is a mile wide and an inch deep. So they typically go for the dog with the most exaggerated features of their breed. German Shepards with the deepest angulation in the rear, pugs with the flattest noses and sighthounds with the deepest chests, narrowest waist, and tallest in general. But none of that is actually functional for the dog. In a lot of cases, like the ones I mentioned it's actually unhealthy for the dogs.

    To make matters worse it's often very political. The leadership of your local dog club, which happen to be dog show judges or handlers will run a mutual backscratching deal with the judges and handlers that run the dog club in the next state, where judging assignments get made in exchange for wins at the other club's dog show. So even if a judge can see a good dog when they see it they might toss a win at the owner that can reward their own dogs in the future.

    simply not true. Go to dog shows, enjoy the breeds, speak with owners. The dogs you see are in top condition and dearly loved. Requirements to become a judge are lengthy and you have to go through the process for each breed you are approved for.

    Ha!  I'll bet you think the Christopher Guest movie "Best In Show" was a comedy when it was actually a documentary.

    OK, not really but the personalities depicted are kind of like show dog people, just exaggerated a bit for effect. They do love their dogs, sometimes to exclusion of good breeding decisions.


    Most breeders do try very hard to breed healthy, quality stock. Mine are all DNA tested for genetic problems that can happen in my breed. Mine are all "clear" . I put so much time and effort that I must admit it is usually years between litters. I love showing, a good deal of the fun is hanging out with other dog people and getting to travel. As mine are breeder-owner handled my kids have grown up handling and still love it and they are all grown and married. More and more owners are also expanding their dogs into multiple titles in obedience, hunting, lure coursing, the list is just about endless. Watching your dog do what it was bred for is a joy to behold.
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