can anyone post a picture of a dog they beleive exemplifies the breed. Im talking about a virtually perfect lab.
From days long gone:
From about 50-60 years ago:
From recent past:
what about conformation labs in the last ten years?
I am sure the others who frequent this subforum will provide you with plenty.what about conformation labs in the last ten years?
Here are a few that I think are exceptional in both type and structure - remember no dog is 100% perfect! A dog can have more type than structure and vice versa for example a dog with a lot of type and substance can have a straight rear or poor front end and conversely a dog with great angles fore and aft and a level topline can lack coat and head type.
I first take in the whole dog - I want to see a lot of depth to the body, short coupled, level topline that ends with a tail right off the back, moderate rear angles, good shoulder layback and forechest, and a pretty head. I think these dogs have these qualities.
First is a chocolate bitch and then black and yellow dogs.
We sure have come a long way in the development of a breed!
I guess I'm confused...to me, the "perfect labrador" is not necessarily one who is, him/herself perfect in every way, but rather one who can *produce* offspring who remain consistent in breed type, conformation, trainability, temperment, and athleticism (not necessarily in that order), and are even more "perfect" than the parents. I think that "perfect labrador" probably has a different meaning to each and every one of us. For instance, for me, the dog that I choose is perfect for what he/she produces, not necessarily for what he/she is.
I know, I'm probably making myself about as clear as mud here, right?
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what about ch. aquarius centercourt delight? What about him made him a winner? By the way, when I searched for this picture, I found out that Buzz is going for his junior hunter title.
Great point. The last dog in my thread sired 139 titled offspring and the number is growing each year; of those dogs 9 have 10 national wins at least and I am sure this number will grow as well; also two OTCH dogs and if I have anything to do with that number, it will grow as wellbut rather one who can *produce* offspring who remain consistent in breed type, conformation, trainability, temperament, and athleticism (not necessarily in that order)
JP's beautiful Toby looks pretty perfect to me!