I thought he was adorable as well! And damn for being 10 years old!!! Wow! What a win for such a fighter... and a cutie.Aw, I thought Stump was... cute. I was actually delighted that he took it, because there hasn't been much buzz over it and therefore a bunch of breeds were saved from being mass produced to fill the demand of people wanting their own "Westminster winner."
Well, if I had my way, either a sight hound or a herder would win every time. That's just the 'look' I prefer. Sussex Spaniels aren't really my type as are a lot of other, more popular breeds. I know my tastes are very different from a lot of peoples, especially on here lol!No, people definately weren't upset that he won (being an old underdog with a story). And I just watch it for entertainment without knowing much about the breeds.
It's just that had that dog been in my dog park today, I wouldn't have looked twice. I would like to see a best of show that had a "wow, that dog is amazing!". It would be mine own personal "wow" and certainly based mostly on appearence. But yet I do get wowed occasionally at the dog park and would think that a national competition could beat that.
Just to add, I clicked on the first link (http://www.dogforums.com/8-dog-pictures-forum/46258-bandit-s-age-guessing.html) under the picture forums and said "wow".
I'm the same way with the breeds I LOVE and the ones that I like but that don't inspire me the same way.From what I've seen of Stump he's amazing. For me if it were a top Lab or Golden in my dog park I wouldn't even look twice. It wouldn't really even matter if it's a show dog, working dog, or just a pet. Labs and Goldens just aren't my thing, I find them to be rather boring and don't understand why they have such an overwhelming apeal to others. Just becuase Stump might not be your thing that doesn't make him any less of a dog or make him any less deserving of the win.
I'm right with you on the Herding...you'd have to sub in Sporting for the Sighthounds though. I like some of the sighthounds and some of the working class as well, though...Well, if I had my way, either a sight hound or a herder would win every time. That's just the 'look' I prefer. Sussex Spaniels aren't really my type as are a lot of other, more popular breeds. I know my tastes are very different from a lot of peoples, especially on here lol!
That's why you're not a dog show judge! XDIt's just that had that dog been in my dog park today, I wouldn't have looked twice.
Just got back from the dog park and I swear every dog there looked better than that Spaniel that took best of show at Westminster. How the hell did that thing win? I truly wonder if they just pick by random.
Amen! Stump is a lovely example of his breed. Anyone who can look at the junk at the dog park and say Stump is no good is off their rocker.That's your opinion. Now I'll offer mine.
The Sussex that won was an outstanding example of his breed. You may not care for the look of that dog/breed, but no matter how much you may think Westminster or other conformation shows are a beauty contest, I hate to inform you, they're not. The spaniel who won was a culmination of his breeder's hard work, heartbreak, successes and dedication. Out of every group winner, he best fit his breed's Standard. Not all dogs were bred to be cutesy, if you don't like that, then don't watch. I don't see many 10yr old dogs in the local dog park that are in such gorgeous coat or body condition @ that age. Some of them half his age look like "who did it and ran".