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Old 02-16-2010, 06:05 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Florida
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I watched last nights Toy Group judging at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show...and surprise, surprise...the toy poodle won the toy grouping. Last week I watched the rerun of the 2009 Eukanuba AKC dog show, and surprise, surprise the toy poodle won the toy group.
Anyone else watch these things and notice this horrifying pattern (lol), year after year, in the toy groupings?
Once just once, it would be a nice change to see a Miniature Pinscher, a Brussels Griffon or an Affenpinsher win.

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Old 02-16-2010, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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The toy poodle just screams cute lap dog. And it's such an old breed that I guess they have the conformation down on them. *shrugs*

I agree though. I'd love to see some of the not so common dogs win once in a while.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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I'm always happy when the less common breeds DON'T win. Winning at a high-profile show like Westminster guarantees that the puppy millers will be glomming onto the breed and putting these more unusual breeds into their processes. Just like what happened with the Brussels griffon after 'As Good As It Gets' hit the big screen.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I watched last nights Toy Group judging at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show...and surprise, surprise...the toy poodle won the toy grouping. Last week I watched the rerun of the 2009 Eukanuba AKC dog show, and surprise, surprise the toy poodle won the toy group.
Anyone else watch these things and notice this horrifying pattern (lol), year after year, in the toy groupings?
Once just once, it would be a nice change to see a Miniature Pinscher, a Brussels Griffon or an Affenpinsher win.

I agree it gets very old. My fave for the Best in Show was that old Beagle a few years back.

My pooch's breed never wins in her class either..just once a Bulldog and I'd love to see a mini pinscher win in the toy group not a frou frou...lol
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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I'm always happy when the less common breeds DON'T win. Winning at a high-profile show like Westminster guarantees that the puppy millers will be glomming onto the breed and putting these more unusual breeds into their processes. Just like what happened with the Brussels griffon after 'As Good As It Gets' hit the big screen.
I agree, once a breed becomes popular, the breed standard becomes compromised.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Northern NH
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The poodle does have that look at me character which is oh so important in a dog show. When it trots it just throws back the head and totally STRUTS! I mean I cannot argue with that
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Florida
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I'm always happy when the less common breeds DON'T win. Winning at a high-profile show like Westminster guarantees that the puppy millers will be glomming onto the breed and putting these more unusual breeds into their processes. Just like what happened with the Brussels griffon after 'As Good As It Gets' hit the big screen.
Does winning one group show at WKC or AKC really lead to a unnaturally high demand on a specific breed? Most people can't really recall anything other than who won Best in Show.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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Does winning one group show at WKC or AKC really lead to a unnaturally high demand on a specific breed? Most people can't really recall anything other than who won Best in Show.

I think hit Family movies...101 Dalmations etc spawn that type of behavior more so then a dog show...jmo
Unless you're a dog lover how many people actually watch the dog show from start to finish..and I would hope dog lovers would know better
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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I love Poodles, so no problem here!
I missed it, as we have no TV reception/no cable, but found it on HULU! Can't wait to watch after I make dinner.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - Hulu

ETA Bummer no toy group.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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All those dogs in the competition are at the top of their group and have won many other competitions for their breed. Truthfully I think it comes down to the judge's preference. I bet if you had 5 judges secretly pick a winner you may have 5 different winners. All the dogs are the cream of the crop by this show. Still I enjoy watching to see all the beautiful animals.
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