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Old 14 February 2013, 09:16 PM
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Fairly certain GenYus's comment was a joke about the possible racist insinuation of the term coonhound.
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Old 14 February 2013, 09:32 PM
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For several of the Scent Hound breeds that is the actual name of the breed.

Black and Tan Coonhound
Bluetick Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Redbone Coonhound

ETA: Spanked by Tootsie!
And don't forget the American English Coonhound, which was introduced last year!
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Old 14 February 2013, 09:48 PM
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Fairly certain GenYus's comment was a joke about the possible racist insinuation of the term coonhound.
I got that he was pointing to the racist connotation, but I was not sure if he was joking. (I may be a bit humor impaired this afternoon )

Ryda, I thought there was another one, but I couldn't remember which. I was thinking Plott, but it is just called a Plott.
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Old 15 February 2013, 01:41 AM
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The Smooth Fox Terrier was lovely in group but off in BIS.

FANTASTIC show!

I wonder if that was because he'd competed earlier and was tired. The Best in Show plus the runner up competed the night before and I'm wondering if the fact that they had a chance to rest was a factor.
The pointer was gorgeous!
Good looking Dobe too! Of course I'm a bit biased. The announcers were lamenting the fact that two of the most popular breeds in the country--the Lab and Golden Retriever--had never taken Best in Show. I wonder if the judge tries to choose a dog that is not as easy to get, ie, if you want an Affenpincher you'd have to research the breed and look up responsible breeders.
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Old 15 February 2013, 03:42 AM
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The Westminster site has videos of all the judging.

Sister "since they don't air the group ones those are fun to watch" Ray
Thank you so much. They don't air the breed judging either. We watched the OES this afternoon. I had no idea there was such extensive judging in the Breed competitions.
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Old 15 February 2013, 04:51 PM
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A great gallery of portraits of most the BOB winners:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-of-breed.html
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Old 15 February 2013, 05:04 PM
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A great gallery of portraits...
That Australian Cattle Dog looks much shorter and stockier than most of the ones I've run across. Perhaps I've never seen a purebred, but the ACDs I've known have always been slightly taller and more shepherd-like.

In that photo gallery they make a distinction between a Russell Terrier and a Parson Russell. I know the Jack Russell is now officially known as the Parson Russell, but what's the distinction of the Russell Terrier?
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Old 15 February 2013, 05:41 PM
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A great gallery of portraits of most the BOB winners:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-of-breed.html
The Glen of Imaal Terrier looks like someone stole his piano!
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Old 15 February 2013, 06:19 PM
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A great gallery of portraits of most the BOB winners:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-of-breed.html
That is a great photo set. My only (minor) criticism is that there is no scaling, and all the dogs look roughly the same size.

With the addition of several scent hounds, I thought they were going to split the hounds into 2 separate groups (sight and scent)?

Also, there was no Black and Tan and no bloodhound. What's up with that?
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Old 15 February 2013, 06:44 PM
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The bullmastiff is doing this --->

Probably telling the regular mastiff "Ha-ha, I'm bigger than you!"

Thank you for linking to the pictures, Ryda. It's fun to see all the different breeds and how some of them look like they're a split second away from running off to chase a ball!
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Old 15 February 2013, 06:57 PM
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That Australian Cattle Dog looks much shorter and stockier than most of the ones I've run across.
They should be lower to the ground and have significant bone. But ACDs are a common BYB target, so many you see as pets are going to be different than the standard.

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In that photo gallery they make a distinction between a Russell Terrier and a Parson Russell. I know the Jack Russell is now officially known as the Parson Russell, but what's the distinction of the Russell Terrier?
Basically, it's another type of Jack Russell. The two types differ mainly in length of leg.
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Old 15 February 2013, 07:00 PM
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With the addition of several scent hounds, I thought they were going to split the hounds into 2 separate groups (sight and scent)?
That's part of the plan, along with making a group for with other changes. See here:

http://classic.akc.org/events/confor...ealignment.cfm

It just hasn't happened yet.

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ack and Tan and no bloodhound. What's up with that?
Not every BOB winner participated. The Rough Collie was missing also, along with several others
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Old 15 February 2013, 07:05 PM
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Is it part of the breed standard that a Pekingese must always be licking its nose? Serious, it is like its nose is covered with gravy.

ETA: And, to quell the rumours, yes it was a joke about "coonhound".

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Old 15 February 2013, 07:14 PM
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Is it part of the breed standard that a Pekingese must always be licking its nose? Serious, it is like its nose is covered with gravy.
LOL! many short nosed breeds tend to do that ;-) And Pekes are weird. Those centuries of being bred as royalty gives them a certain oddness.
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Old 15 February 2013, 08:15 PM
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ETA: And, to quell the rumours, yes it was a joke about "coonhound".
<----for me.

(And extra characters.)
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Old 16 February 2013, 12:45 AM
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Kiefer the Lab is lovely. Since Labs are a huge BYB target I've seen so many skinny, rangy, hyped-up dogs that are allegedly Labs around here. Nice bone, solid, and attentive looking.
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Old 16 February 2013, 12:52 AM
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Kiefer the Lab is lovely. Since Labs are a huge BYB target I've seen so many skinny, rangy, hyped-up dogs that are allegedly Labs around here. Nice bone, solid, and attentive looking.
Personally, I would like to see a reuniting of the field and show labs. The show labs, to me, have far too much bone and are often presented in a flabby condition.

The field labs are crazy.

The byb labs have started to develop severe dog and human aggression issues.
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Old 16 February 2013, 01:02 AM
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I could definitely see a happy medium between the two, with the goal a more "fit" dog. Growing up my stepdad's dog Moose- while a mix of German shepherd and black Lab- was the most amazingly athletic dog I have ever seen. He was a 100+ lb lapdog who looked like a giant Canadian-style Lab, and he once swam all the way across the Columbia in his determination to retrieve a duck.
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Old 16 February 2013, 02:43 AM
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I was amazed at the number of dogs from this state! One of the hounds lived in this county! Plus I think the Bichon was from DC. Ironically enough though, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was from Ryda's area.
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Old 16 February 2013, 03:04 AM
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Ironically enough though, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was from Ryda's area.
So was the OES that went RBIS!

Colorado has a BUNCH of wonderful dog people. Makes sense, too, since we have virtually no fleas, little heartworm, and tons of wide open spaces.

It's actually one of the reasons I chose to apply to CU for my masters. I wanted a dog-friendly state.
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