There are good judges who recognize what the dogs should look like, but there aren't very many being shown that way it seems.
Looks at Lora's Dogs hartagold. They are very in shape dogs and CH so it depends on who welll the judge knows the breed when he/she sees and in shape dog in the ring.
This goes for UKC as well IMO
I've also unfortunately seen dogs with crappy temperaments pull out wins which I think is even worse.
I watched a dog actually go after the judge and then take a major I could've PUKED
On another note Dog's with natural ears in both UKC and AKC are also in the minorty, even though the breed standard says natural ears preferred
I say if you have a good dog but them in and see what happens.
Win or lose the experience is always a good thing IMO
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