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    karebella Guest

    Defaultwatching the breed champs

    what are the judges looking for when they run their hands over the dog?

    what does out of coat mean?

    why did the handler cover the beagles eyes with its ears when on the table?

    tafn. sorry this was just more interesting than i thought it would be.

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    DefaultRe: watching the breed champs

    Quote Originally Posted by karebella

    why did the handler cover the beagles eyes with its ears when on the table?

    Because the judge was wearing a dreadful suit

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    DefaultRe: watching the breed champs

    Quote Originally Posted by karebella
    what are the judges looking for when they run their hands over the dog?

    what does out of coat mean?

    why did the handler cover the beagles eyes with its ears when on the table?

    tafn. sorry this was just more interesting than i thought it would be.
    The judge is feeling the structure of the bones (looking for angles), feeling the condition of the dog (Fat,soft,or in Rock hard condition), Feeling the coat, (soft and silky or course). You can not judge a dog without putting your hands on them. Coat can be decieving.

    Out of coat means the dog blew it's undercoat. It just means the dog is not in full coat. Again coat changes the appearance of dogs.

    I believe the handlers cover the beagles eyes to prove the size of the ears and to show the neck on the dog. I am not sure but I know they do that with Setters so the judge can see the long elegant neck. I also know ear size is an important factor in scent hounds such as beagles.

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    DefaultRe: watching the breed champs

    Quote Originally Posted by blacklab
    Quote Originally Posted by karebella

    why did the handler cover the beagles eyes with its ears when on the table?

    Because the judge was wearing a dreadful suit
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    karebella Guest

    DefaultRe: watching the breed champs

    how should they be, fat hard, or soft? for showing sake.

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    DefaultRe: watching the breed champs

    my preferance is hard but who knows what the judge is looking for. :'(
    labs are a working breed imo they should be well conditioned and in shape.

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