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Old 02-11-2014, 11:17 AM
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Since folks are posting pictures I found a relatively random photo online.



The dog on the left is what I tend to like. The dog on the right is what I meant by so deep chested the legs look short and the tuck up is compromised.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:28 AM
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That dog on the right does look very strange...
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:02 PM
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Here's an example of too much coat. Gorgeous dog, I do really love him overall, but there's no way that coat is practical in the field. Sure, a lot of that can be attributed to grooming and protecting the coat, but I don't want my breed to go down a road where this kind of coat is expected or desired.



Here is a very famous dog from earlier in the 20th century with a very moderate coat. Most females today look more or less like this dog, but the males have much more coat now.
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Oh yikes, that coat is really excessive! Holy wow.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:23 PM
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Oh yikes, that coat is really excessive! Holy wow.
Yeah. I'm really not a fan. I think it would look better if it wasn't cut so straight across and was more natural.

He's picked up a few BIS this year, which is impressive for a Welsh, so obviously judges like it.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:33 PM
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Yeah. I'm really not a fan. I think it would look better if it wasn't cut so straight across and was more natural.

He's picked up a few BIS this year, which is impressive for a Welsh, so obviously judges like it.
Wow, that's odd. I'm not sure if it's just that the coat is excessive... the cut is also strange. It's like there's a thin curtain hanging from the midline as opposed to being generally shaggy in the chest/abdomen (think typical Golden feathering). Is that the way the dog is or was it specifically cut that way?
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Wow, that's odd. I'm not sure if it's just that the coat is excessive... the cut is also strange. It's like there's a thin curtain hanging from the midline as opposed to being generally shaggy in the chest/abdomen (think typical Golden feathering). Is that the way the dog is or was it specifically cut that way?
It's cut/shaped that way. You do need to take off some coat from the shoulders and neck, and strip a little bit of the body (depending on the dog) and different people do it differently.

Here is a picture of Watson's dad. He still has quite a bit of coat, but it's much more natural looking even though it's sculpted a bit. His coat hasn't been straightened as much as the first dog either. This is still more coat than I would want, personally, though some of that does have to do with how well you take care of it and avoid breakage. I'm curious to see if Watson looks like this when he's older, but then I don't do anything to avoid breakage.
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I hate how short legged and deep chest show dachshunds are. Even when they're at a good weight the chest drags on the ground. Yes, they are a deep chested and short legged breed, but they're a hunting dogs and a showline dachshund just isn't functional. The dogs can't do what they're bred to do, and IMO that makes them a bit useless.

A more personal issue is I hate the exaggerated roman nose and tiny eyes. It's especially bad in standards.
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That Welshie is trimmed like an ESS.
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That Welshie is trimmed like an ESS.
Exactly. It's probably made him a bit more competitive in the group ring, but I would prefer a more standard Welshie trim.
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