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surchinmy
Ultra ALPHA

Oct 23, 2004, 1:57 AM


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Re: [boon] "Type" & "Soundness"

Aaah Boon ... Tongue ...

True true ... There is a kennel in Perth with a number of Dual Retriever Champions ... but if I am not mistaken, even that Kennel has not had a dual champion for some time now ... The last dual champion was born in 1993 and passed away in 2001.

The breeder is still competing in both trials & at conformation shows, but (as best I know) with different dogs.

Which perhaps goes to show that today ... show dogs and trial dogs (even if supposedly to be of the same breed) are now very different from each other ... and the term "purpose" no longer hold the same meaning for both ... It's very hard to find a major show winning Labrador also winning retriever trials ...

Hence LCK's posting " ... Yes i know it can sound confusuing and contradicting but both dogs, although the same breed are being bred and used for entirely DIFFERENT purposes! This is a great debate actually where show people have over time often departed from the original reason the breed was developed. They have evovled for different purposes! ..."

By and large today, (as you will know from your own experience) a person wishing to purchase a pedigree Lab (or GSD even) has a choice, from show or field/working lines ... While it may be possible (anything is possible) it will be very difficumt to find a dog that excels in both ...

Cheers


(This post was edited by surchinmy on Oct 23, 2004, 1:58 AM)


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