TheDogPlace ShowPlace is all about Training, Showing, and Breeding the best purebred dogs

 

BREEDING & SHOWING DOGS IS A REWARDING CAREER!All About The Show Dog

 

How to use a Show Lead, Free Baiting, Table Training, Gaiting, Handler Tricks, Stacking, and Show Ring protocol

 

 

MY CAR IS RED: THE TAIL IS DOCKED

Edward Gilbert, Jr., AKC Group Judge, Author and Hound Authority

 

This AKC judge makes a complicated issue simple – a contract is a contract and every dog show judge agrees to abide by the AKC Breed Standard!

 

I decided my car needed a new paint job. I took it to the body shop and we went through the paper work for the paint job. The paper work was signed and stated: “the car is red”.

 

Two days later I went to pick up the car – It was painted blue. I refused to pick it up and demanded they paint it red. They said they had a lot of blue paint, so they painted it blue. I said the contract says red. They then repainted the car red – in accordance with the contract.

 

Some exhibitors are upset with some judges who, in effect signed a contract with the Parent Club to judge in accordance with the Standard, seem to have ignored the Standard. These exhibitors ask how can a dog be a champion or GCH (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum) when the AKC Breed Standard for over 125 years states: “The tail is docked”? Sounds like a blue paint job, except the damage cannot be repaired.

 

When the AKC Breed Standard states “the tail is docked” how does anyone know what a proper undocked tail looks like? Length, shape, color, coat, etc.

 

Could it be a foreign import from a country that requires undocked? OK, the dog can be used in a breeding program, but do not show this obvious major fault in an AKC show. Yes, major fault – “tail is docked” – what part of “is” do you not understand?

 

An AKC Champion with a docked tail cannot be shown in an FCI show. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

 

There are excellent historic reasons for docking tails – it is not cosmetic surgery. Ask the German Shorthaired Pointer breeders, if you think it is cosmetic. They have photos of undocked tails bleeding, injured.

 

Many formally docked breeds in FCI countries, after about three generations are getting lower tail sets.

 

The judges contract with the Parent Club extends to all classes – Select is not an automatic award given just for entering. A judge can withhold a placement or award at any level. At an AKC Show dogs are to be judged in accordance with the AKC Breed Standard, not the FCI Standard.

 

My contract was honored – “the car is red.” But the AKC Breed Standard was ignored because there are AKC Champions and the tail is Undocked!  Who broke the contract?

1610

click to send this article to your friends

 

Crop-Dock, Breed Type

Features of breed type are under assault by animal rights.

HSUS goes to war with Veterinary Associations

HSUS-HSVA-AVMA

Not just acronyms, it is secret code for “Let The War Begin!”

Tail Docking & History

100 years of history can’t be changed by animal rights.

New Page 1

back to Previous Page or use Top Tabs

 

TheDogPlace.org for authoritative free DogCare information

If you breed or show dogs, get your news at TheDogPress.com

Judges, professional and owner handlers, be sure to visit TheJudgesPlace.com

Grooming your dog is very important for his health and wellbeing.

DOG GROOMING

Save time and money.

         

Privacy Policy - Disclaimer - Click for ii Reprints, PDF's, Copying - Print Page - Co