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View Poll Results: What's your preference?
I do conformation and don't want a working dog. 3 5.56%
I have working dogs and don't want to do conformation. 15 27.78%
I'm open to suggestions... 26 48.15%
Banana cream pie. 15 27.78%
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:14 PM
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Depends on the breed. Fortunately in FCRs it's not an either/or.

Structure is extremely important to me. That said, I consider showing in the conformation ring to be just another sport, not intrinsically more valuable than other sports. I wish more breeds had a CCA-type program like Goldens in which a dog is assessed by a panel for structural soundness and adherence to the breed standard without the politics and extremes of the breed ring.

ETA: Working ability is still my #1. By far. But given the working style and intensity of the dogs I like, structure is equally important to keeping them sound through their working life.

ARCHX U-CD Kim MX MXJ NF CL3-SF RL3/2X/1X-COE CGC -- Golden Ditzhund, b. ~Mar'07
MACH ARCHX U-CD Webster MXB MJB RL3/2X/1X-COE CGC -- Flying Houdini, b. ~Jun'07
MACH Mira CDX JH MXS MJS CGC WCX -- Princess Cheeseface, b. Jul'09
Lodin NA NAJ -- Crazy Monkeybean, b. Dec'13

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