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by Shelley Strohl on 08 November 2007 - 20:31
because the traits needed for work are at odds with the conformation standard and breed test.
Not necessarily. Things have changed and are continuing to change. 15-20 yrs. ago it was rare to find a good working dog with KK1. Now there are lots of them. They don't have to be roachy or over-built to get KK1 nowadays, and a lot more attention is being paid to the quality of their work at the breed survey than ever before, hence many SG dogs now recieving KK1. I think I may have had the only G-rated dog ever to get KK1 in this country "on the merit of her work," (direct quote: Erich Orschler) for G Grumman Cheetah vom Nykontal, SchH3, FH, KK1. Cheetah had one leg so crooked I was afraid she'd sustain a rotation fracture when I tried to straighten it out some for the stack. She was an Ulk Bunglaow daughter, had dropped withers, no angulation to speak of, short croup, twiggy bones, hare feet, short tail, close coat and only a moderately pigmented red sable color. The only thing pretty about her was her face! ...but boy could she work!
Actually, Orschler would probably have been doing me a favor if he had pronounced her "un-surveyed." She produced nothing of merit.