|Barked: Thu Feb 14, '13 1:27pm PST |
|Portuguese Water Dog, Savanna.
Tiller, I also believe the reserve was added for more interest since it is almost impossible for a breed champion to be ineligible for BIS, since all those little particulars for the classes don't pertain to BOB entries. However, it MAY (???) have something to do with bringing the classes back???
I sort of have mixed feelings about the classes being back...to me it sort of makes it just another show, which it certainly is not. However, I have had TWO labs in the olden days win the points at Westminster and it's a nice feather in any breeders cap.
That said, at least in the breeds I checked, the class entries were terrible, most were so small there wasn't even a point available for the win. I would suspect that may be reason enough to go back to specials only, especially if they try it again and the entry remains so poor.
And, some how my post of the other night got lost... my Darrell is the maternal grandsire of the Frenchie. And, sadly, I fell asleep just as the herding dogs came into the ring so I completely missed the OES. I did feel that GSD was a nice dog...certainly NOT a major Speciality winner, a bit more of an all arounder type. BUT, again, they had a very, very low entry so there really wasn't alot of choices to pick. It is TOUGH to deal with showing a GSD at Westminster!!!
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