by petoasis on 18 April 2018 - 02:04
by Centurian on 19 April 2018 - 11:04
by old shatterhand on 19 April 2018 - 13:04
by Centurian on 19 April 2018 - 14:04
Too bad the WDA was eliminated for the GS . As a member of many GS organizations I don't see the average person being helped and nor are these shows that much beneficial to breeders anymore , in their minds. To easy to see from afar what dog got 1st place and then everyone wanting to breed to that dog , instead of actually individualizing a dog for it's merits and seeing what that dog brings to the breeding program rather than 1st place achievement. Not realizing dog # 2 , 3 or 4 can be a better producer for their program .
United Sch Club of America... which I have been a member of for decades, I IMOp say this : Even though they have a USA Sieger Show, the many clubs and the many articles I have seen in their magazine seem to be heavily skewed to Schutzhund ..[ BTW I resent that they use IPO as a designation because it in all practical ways it is Shutzhund ] . Showing is not the highlight of most clubs, nor is it where fun with your dog in showing . conditioning and training , is accented. ! . But Showing should be AS IMPORTANT as Sch because Form/Anatomy and Function go hand in hand. Showing and it's training is an excellent way to keep your dog healthy , in good physical conditioning , as well as a very very positive low stress pastime for both handler and dog. AND IMOp you don't have an excellent specimen of a GS without both . Unfortunately ... in the GS world , the serious people at the top . the world has become corrupted for the sake of the money. And .. I will go so far as to say , the cost of even doing sport work at a club.. it is a out the money . most dog organizations now it is abut membership numbers and the money ! Th irony , in the USA , the truth is ,that I can buy A GS Sch Titled for much less than the cost of buying a puppy ,raising it , joining a club and titling it ... isn't that soooooo sad ... : You wonder why people lose interest , do you ?
And nobody talks about this .. how many people really care .. [ probably very few] . BTW this is why I go my way from many of the clubs now a day .. They should pay people to join is the way I look at it.
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