A question about Labs and conformation

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  1. Fandogg

    Fandogg New Member

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    I was wondering... It seems like most showdog labs are from the English lines (smaller more compact). Is this true or just a myth. Can American lines (the lankier sleeker looking) labs be champs in the show ring?
     
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    bubbatd Moderator

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    I'm not too familiar with show labs, but if they are like Goldens in the ring , they tend to be what the judges are looking for at the time. Goldens have gone from their natural color to very blond ( English breeding} and the last show I went to the more natural golden color. The legs have still gotten short ( which I don't like ) ...their gate less normal and I HATE the blunt clip of the tail hairs !!! If you plan to seriously show, you'll have to buy from a show breeder and expect to spend into the thousands.... otherwise, go rescue/shelters/ etc and get a loving friend who loves you.
     
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    Fandogg New Member

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    im willing to spend up to 5,000 or so on a dog so the money is not a problem
     
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    bubbatd Moderator

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    Then go to a dog show , check both out and when you decide talk to a show breeder.
     

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