Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Mixed blessing

A German Shorthaired Pointer won BEST IN SHOW at Westminster Kennel Club's Dog show!

This is a mixed blessing for the breed. Sure breed recognition is nice. I would love to be able to STOP explaining that Puck is NOT a skinny chocolate lab with a docked tail. But at people involved with GSPs are concerned that this will mean that lots of uninformed people will be getting them because they are trendy. GSPs are not an easy dog! They are beautiful, intelligent and affectionate, but very demanding, energetic and potentially destructive. If they aren't exercised enough or stimulated enough they are a nightmare!

k, getting off my soapbox now.

Puck's mother's sister Schomberg's Some Like it Hot "Monroe" won an Award of Merit in the Best of Breed competition. Pretty good considering that the only other bitch that beat her ended up winning the whole thing!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I don't think your dog looks anything like a lab. And if it's that much work I'll stick with my lab, he is plenty!!