Watched most of the Dog Show tonight . . .

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  1. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    And WOW! Is it just me or were there some truly tubby dogs in the ring?

    Kady's Sako makes that AmStaff look like . . . an out of shape couch potato, and the ACD -- butterball, much? Even the Dane looked puffy. The Iggy looked positively smooth :(
     
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    I noticed that too, Renee! :eek: Especially the Amstaff and the Bull Terriers. They were downright rotund, and those dogs should be super cut.... I don't get it? I mean, I'm used to obese show Labs, but there was wayyy too much padding in so many of the breeds.
     
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    I was pleasantly surprised by the Sibe. It was refreshingly moderate, with a decent gait. The head was still far too toy-ish and front feet set under, but it's a vast improvement in what I've seen recently, and I'm being a tad picky.

    ETA Screen shot! Just because I thought it was so nice, and I know I complain about the breed a lot. Again, head too dished and front feet are always under these dogs for some reason, but I like it overall.

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    A lot of breeds are shown really fat. The bull-and-terrier breeds are among those. When I was showing Tess for her title, I put some weight on her so she'd get considered. At one point, she weighed 38 pounds. Judges loved her. She picked up 9 points and her first major in short order, if she didn't get Winners, she was usually Reserve, and if she was Winners, she was Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex (we never got a Best of Breed, we were showing against the #1 dog in the country, and he was professionally handled).

    I took 5 pounds off of her, and getting the last 6 points was like pulling teeth. I was getting them one point at a time, ie; at one show she was the only adult bitch in the classes, and the judge preferred not to give points to puppies, so Tess got the point. She got her 2nd major mostly because I showed her to a judge who had seen her fat and really liked her, so that influenced his opinion.

    I keep her at 32 pounds now, and the concept of Tess at 38 pounds makes me shudder.
     
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    I missed most of it, but I thought the colored Bull Terrier was a chunk.

    I was hoping the bearded collie would win, since it seemed to be having so much fun, but the Fox Terrier was hard to fault.
     
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    How hard would it be for them to find announcers who actually know a little about dogs? Or provide accurate notes for them? They repeated that silly lore again about how pharaoh hounds are the original dogs of the Egyptions... yeah, no.

    And they barely showed the borzoi.
     
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    ^^Srsly... I just cannot STAND John O'Hurley. He's been announcing for dog shows for so freakin' long but still manages to sound like an uneducated moron. He is the real life version of Fred Willard in Best in Show - except not funny.
     
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    Oh, and the other guy . . . the one who kept saying, "you really need to be the alpha dog with one of these . . ." :madgo:

    And WTF? The Xolo? Goes back 400 years? That's not even scratching the surface.

    But d@mn, was that Cavvie adorable or what? :)
     
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    I mute the announcers. :p They've always gotten on my nerves with that sort of thing.
     
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    If someone with amazing google fu could find out the name of the borzoi shown, that would be awesome. I've been searching everyone and come up with nothing. He's got a familiar look and I'm curious to see if he's related to who I think it is.
     
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    I can only find the names of the winners and the dogs who placed via AKC Results report. I can't seem to find an entire entrant list. Sad face.

    There were a few dogs I wanted to know the names of, too.

    ETA: I'm additionally pleased that the Sibe's sire was OFA's and CERF'd. Dam had hips tested, at least, and they were excellent. I'm quite pleased, actually. Gives me more hope for the breed.

    Here is the results list with the dogs' names if anyone is interested. First section only, the one that's listed for the "The Kennel Club of Philadelphia I".

    ETA AGAIN. Helps if I actually put the link in here.

    http://www.akc.org/events/conformation/weekly_wins/2012/november/17.cfm
     
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    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    Here are the breed results of everything for Saturday, for anyone interested:
    http://infodog.com/results/2012037501/2012037501MAP.HTM

    Also, there wasn't even a Finkie there. Sigh. Though two were entered... Bubbles and I were supposed to be there (then we would have been on TV!!!!) but she's still away. BLAH that would have been so cool to be on TV for like half a second :p

    ETA - Lyzelle got it HAHAHA.
     
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    The Amstaff is actually a really nice dog, I've shown with him. His name is Flash. I took this picture of him back in June when we were at a show:

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    He's not near as chunky as some of the Amstaffs shown. He's a big goofball and seems very athletic.

    Sako is not your typical AKC Amstaff, most are much bigger boned (which can be confused for being fat) than he is. I wish he was, would make my life a lot easier LOL. Granted, most are shown with 5-10lbs. added on, just like most breeds. Just goes with the territory.
     
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    The Border Collie was both overdone an underdone at the same time. Unimpressive mediocre structure covered up by excessive coat and bone. Meh.

    Of course I am rarely impressed with what is in the show ring.
     
  15. Renee750il

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    I thought he was a nice looking dog, too, Kady, and the personality he showed was a good representation of the temperament . . . but he just looked way too pudgy!

    You guys have spoiled me, lol!
     
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    Sako's pretty fat right now LOL. Not as fat as some would like him, but he's got some extra weight since we have shows coming up.
     
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    Thanks for the links! It looks like a couple of Kaia's half-siblings were there.

    And I was right! That did look like a Majenkir dog.
     

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