Post by on Nov 3, 2014 12:04:17 GMT -5
If a fella has tries to see both sides of a rock, this is pretty interesting. I'm loafing today, getting a bigger picture of show dogs. Everyone seems to really care about your dogs so let me say you might want to step back from your tinsel world and think about folks like me who judge dogs by what they can do. Nothing wrong with showing dogs in conformation and I've been to some obedience events but seems like I remember when dogs used to have to do a whole lot more in the obedience ring. I looked for something about sheep and cattle dogs and I found this that says it it pretty good. It is short. www.thedogplace.org/PROSE/Queenie_Haley.asp
I can surf pretty good although my computer, like my old horse, ain't what it used to be. What I'm learning is that blue blooded dogs ain't either. No offense but here is an article I just read that made me think back to my old border collie. I reckon the have't changed much b/c I didn't find them in this article about how breeds have changed. The photographs, like they say, said more than the words. The first part, here is the web address,
was ok but a little dry. I turned the page like it said and that is what made me think about my old collie.
So somebody tell me, is this all about looks or do you show enthusiasts breed for what the breed is supposed to do? If that is so, then how could that German Shepherd hold up in my high country? He is a handsome dude but out here, that is what we would call him, no offense, but "dude!" I liked what Cavanaugh said about listening to the public. Well friend, that is me. I have never been to a beauty contest because I know when I see a woman if she has "type" and can make it in my kind of life. If I look at a dog, I know to. Not putting dog shows down and I understand the judges look for type but why don't the AKC do more stock dog shows? It would put new life in that system and I bet it would do something about what someone on here said, preserving type.
Went on long. The wife says I'm a man of few words but that is b/c I never get one in edgewise. You got a dog that wins ribbons and can hunt or herd or fetch a bird? Figure out how to put a picture on here and let's see that dog.