Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southeast Texas
Dogs Name: Ilka (Mutt), Leo (GSD); Lily (Pittie)
Titles: Ilka- BN RE CA CGC ITD PKD-T CRO-1 NCO-1; Leo- U-CA ITD PKD-T D-CRO-Preliminary; Lily- NTD PKD-T
Dogs Age: Ilka 6; Leo 4; Lily 1; Lucky 2000-2014
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Not that it really has anything to do with feeding them, but did you know the wording of the standard has changed from my 1956 Dog Book to my 1985 one? (I also have the latest one and a 1940's one, somewhere)
In the General Appearance section, the 1956 standard reads "The appearance is that of a dog good middle size...", with "males 26 to 28 inches, ideal being about 27 inches; bitches, 24 to 26 inches, ideal being about 25 1/2 inches." Interestingly enough, there was a provision for uncropped ears. "Ears- Well trimmed and carried erect. (In all states where ear trimming is prohibited, or where dogs with cropped ears cannot be shown, the forgoing requirements are waived.)"
The 1985 standard states "The appearance is that of a dog of medium size..." The only difference in height requirements is that the ideal size for dogs is now 27 1/2 inches.
Lily Dale- A Melody Unchained NTD PKD-T CA Speed Queen Leontine Von Washateria ITD PKD-T D-CRO-Preliminary Ilka Of Pear Orchard Cemetery BN RE CA CGC ITD PKD-T CRO-1 NCO-1 Lucky Rat Dog CGC ~2000-2014~ Requiescat In Pace
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