Crufts: Cruel or kind?

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12/03/2012 at 21:43
Got to admit a show Lab's are massive and a working Lab's are slim jims.
12/03/2012 at 21:49
We see a lot of very traditional chunky working labs.  There are a couple of very well known breeders who we eye test for & there are some cracking labs around.  They tend only to sell to working homes rather than pets or show.  Though a lot of them do field trials.
12/03/2012 at 23:41
The chocolate lab is fashionable round here seems every other dog is one
Edited: 12/03/2012 at 23:43
12/03/2012 at 23:58
goldbeetle wrote (see)
Working Cocker = field spaniel

No it doesn't .    

Re. police dogs - some of those working strain malinois (the shorter haired belgian shepherds) they use as police dogs are pretty full on.   Fantastic dogs in many ways but a full time job to have one as a pet I'd have thought.     There are still plenty of good german shepherds though and by all accounts a little less highly strung than your average malinois.  

13/03/2012 at 12:01
Agreed, Popsider - we have some Polizei dog handler  members (in fact our head trainer is one) in the GSD club I belong to and they almost all have a Malinois or a Hollander Herder. You are dead right about them being full on, they make terrific police dogs but not great family pets.
16/03/2012 at 12:44
Hi UIW. Use to post as Mak's Friend, but he has gone on to the great kennel in the sky. Seela is my new running companion now. She is a rescue Siberian Husky, as her owner unfortunately died in a flying accident.
17/03/2012 at 00:36
 do jack russels make good running dogs ? got offerd one free last week but said no in the end  wasnt to sure about the vet bills and all that  
17/03/2012 at 00:46

It's a bit like Miss World really. But not watched it for a while (Crufts not Miss World) although there are dogs on both!

I like dogs BTW (canine kind not rough ladies!)

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