I know we've looked at this before

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Laurelin, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. bubbatd

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    The Yellow Retriever looks so Golden to me .
     
  2. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Do you guys think it's the way they're standing or do you think a lot of the breeds were more bum high than nowadays?
     
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    I noticed that, but wrote it off to the photography angles/the way the dogs were standing......ESPECIALLY the doberman :eek: Ack, it look wretched, LOL
     
  4. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing that... I love reading about dogs in the past.

    The chihuahua actually looks quite similar in the picture (page 96). In the description it says it was used as a performing dog because it's very intelligent and agile. lol maybe I should try starting a chi circus now ;)

    And the papillon is a good ladies' dog ;)
     
  5. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Yeah I loled at that. It's good thing I'm a girl. :lol-sign:
     
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    The pug looks strikingly similar to my Izzie...
     
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    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    I guess you're going to have to drive up to Oklahoma to get Rose and Beau... aren't those your dad's dogs? :lol-sign:
     
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    That really is interested...some breeds look so much better, so breeds are already had started their decline: Bulldog, Fox Terriers with their board-flat fronts.

    You know, it's funny. I had so many people tell me that Virgo couldn't have been pure Lab because she wasn't the boxy hippo shape with the Rottie-type head that we see so often today. And yet...

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  9. Renee750il

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    Ah, well. My first thought was that today's Dobermans look downright fragile by comparison. The old Dobe looks a lot more formidable to me than a modern Dobe, better bite, stronger bones, better center of gravity, stronger, probably a good bit more agile and faster, too.

    Well, Smkie said, from Day One, that Virgo looked like a grand, old fashioned working type Lab :)
     
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    Yup. :) She was standing sort of funny in that shot, really letting her back sag. She had an overly long back anyway but most of the time had a level topline. She wasn't happy with having to stand still while I took pictures, we were on our way down to the lake and by golly, she wanted to swim, not pose!
     
  11. Renee750il

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    Well that old standard does say the Lab should be long! No one can deny that Smkie knows her field hunting dogs :)

    Like the guy in the book said, "it ain't braggin' if you really done it."
     

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