I know nothing about this little black guy, I just googled roach back to find a picture for this thread... he looks so sad, the poor little soul!Fluffyspoo - No, black poodle has many structural faults unfortunately : (. No matter if it is wet or not...
There is no such thing as the perfect dog All dogs will have faults but some minor and some severe. This is where the points are added up.Hey, thanks for linking that, Roxy! I just watched all the chaptures and had no idea all the specific things that were judged. I only new about the tail and feed, having no idea about the shoulders, eyes, chin, ears, ect.
It would seem like finding the perfect dog to show is pretty tough!
I agree there are only a few breeds that can still do their job( the show dogs) Breeders have kept poodles in great condition.That is a great video! Everyone who thinks conformation is just a beauty contest should watch it. It really explains how conformation affect movement.
I think it's funny that people think Poodles, especially show poodles, are a froo froo breed. They're one of few breeds, where the show dogs can actually still perform. Even the little guys are built well and are muscular. Show Labs, Border Collies and GSDs could never do a job. Poodle breeders deserve credit for that, they've maintained the dogs well.
I also found the black and white show clip interesting. Everyone always says show people have exaggerated the clip in the last decade or so. The dog in that clip had more hair than I've ever seen!
Aha! Then I was right! After finding out what ridge back was, I started looking up pictures of dogs that I thought SHOULD have it, which I naturally though of the sight hounds.These are not poodles but they show clear "roach" backs.