The GSD dog CC winner at Crufts is a lovely correct dog and the handler did a wonderful job with him. So what the hell gives someone like Peter Purves the right to come out with a comment like "...This German type with the exaggerated drop in their hips as apposed to the English type with their straight backs!" OMFG who needs his opinion, what right/what qualifications does he have to slander one of the top dogs in the breed? He should look at one of his own breeds of choice and consider the health implications before he dare slander a health tested animal like that! (He's a Peke and Newfie lover) At least Jessica what's her name tried to dig him out of the hole by saying, this dog moved steadily and is sound!
|Ross in the snow instead of in the ring|
Marco would have walked their classes. She also thought Kaiah would have been placed in the top 4. Nice to hear but of course it added to the emotion of disappointments. Yes I cried, several times yesterday!
This is not the first time we've had plans to get to Crufts and failed to either get there in time, or get the dog in the class. We broke down when Dexi was going for Limit Dog class and got there to see veteran being judged .. and due to a catalouge of unfortunate circumstances totally missed Nikki's class though I was stood next to the ring. I can't think of any other show where I've had so much bad luck. Of course there have been high points too, Louis, Jay and Nico have all won classes but I guess Dexi's 3rd in a huge open dog class is still our best win to date.
|Dexi winning veteran at Blackpool Ch. Show|
I sometimes do think, Why is it never our day? Of course it often is at Open show level but we have and have had some wonderful dogs over the years. Dexi and Louis should both have made it to the top but Nilo stopped Dexi and Louis length of fore leg often went against him, in this day an age of concern about the breed being too big Louis would be considered ideal. Nico's OTT training in German has made it hard for him to adapt to the current trend of more relaxed handling, and as much as you train for it with him outside the ring, as soon as he's in the ring he pulls out like an idiot .. as he was trained to do! Asha is lovely and has super movement but her colour is not her fortune and that was even obvious when she went into the ring against her brother Mikey. She had the better construction, but more often than not the glamour of Mikey took him to the top.
As the Ch. show season of 2018 is about to start I pray my dogs will be recognised for their virtues and that they can win for their merits. So many win with who's on the end of the lead .. that's not for me, but I hope 2018 will be our year to be seen shinning in the show ring!