Good dog!

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Whilst in France we came across this chap when staying at his owners Chateau.

I do know my dogs as I spent twenty years as a hobby, training competing and judging in obedience competitions all over the country. The breed I worked with was the English equivalent of this Briard and we did well winning two reserve championships as well as being picked to represent the South of England at Crufts.

But in all my time rarely did I covet anyone else s dogs, yes I came across one or two out of what must have been hundreds, but this boy seen with a small portion of Mrs W has to be the dog with the best temperament I have ever come across an absolutely wonderful animal in every way, a pleasure to meet him.

I’m sure any dog lovers will know what I mean.

3 Responses to “Good dog!”

  1. ubermouth October 18, 2013 at 09:18 Permalink

    My mother bred show German Shepherds[obedience and conformation] so I also have a real love of dogs. And yours is gorgeous. What I don’t understand though is why people let the dog walk around half blond with all that hair in their eyes. I have heard it can make them go literally blind. Is that true?

  2. wiggia October 18, 2013 at 15:46 Permalink

    Not that I know off, but my own dogs had the hair cut from their eyes as they were not show dogs as in breed showing, and again if you look at old photographs at the original working versions of these breeds you will find that the coat was nowhere near as prolific as today.

    The coats would be totally impractical.

    When questioned on this for example, the best today is Springer Spaniels, you have the show version and the working gundog version logic says there should only be one version the working one.

  3. ubermouth October 19, 2013 at 10:20 Permalink

    I do not think dogs should be hindered in their vision by hair that grows in front of the eyes for the sake of aesthetics.

    I do love shaggy dogs and that is a gorgeous one!

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