Join Date: Jul 2014
Dogs Name: Vanya (Miniature Pinscher), Nadia (Doberman Pinscher)
Titles: SD CSAU ATT IBAR SPOT CGN WAC BH BSA G1a
Dogs Age: 17/03/09, 26/02/15
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Was rooting for the Boxer. That poodle was a real showman though. My stream froze just as the judge was about to announce the winner.
That being said, the Kerry Blue terrier was absolutely robbed in the Terrier group. That dog moved and I actually gasped. I am not usually one to get dazzled by the glitz and glamour of show dogs and I know nothing about the KB standard pertaining to movement but I do not think a dog has ever made me gasp outloud. I had to blink a few times. Plus I noticed it exhibiting correct terrier spirit, trying to size up and eye its competitors along the sidelines as it was gaiting on the final round.
Several people, including Boxer people told me they thought Bravo was robbed as well.
I want to talk however about a Malinois breeder and exhibitor who was interviewed and whose video is floating around on FB, saying that her Mals are affectionate but that a lot of people "rag train them and that makes them aggressive" which aside from being patently false is just not ok... she then went on to say she does obedience and agility so she doesn't want that... and I think to myself what the heck? Why wouldn't you want your agility or obedience dog to enjoy tugging as a motivational reward?
I have been sitting here since this morning stunned and disturbed that she would be so proud of her own ignorance. Then she went on to brag that Mals were better than GSDs because they have less problems and aren't on the insurance hitlist.
I'm no longer trembling
Here I am
I've come so far
You are the answer I've waited for
All of my life
Last edited by Artemis; 02-12-2020 at 09:34 AM.