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    I think that each individual should be able to choose their own "purpose" to show. As Cleasantra said, dog showing is supposed to be a fun sport. That's like being annoyed that a border collie is a herding champion, but doesn't live on a farm to do its conventional herding job and isn't bred to make more little herding dogs.

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    Many bitches who dont show are used for breeding but very few dogs are - you would have to ask yourself - WHY?

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    Because people who shouldn't be breeding are, of course. Is that a trick question?

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    Not a trick question at all - I am saying that showing isn't the be-all and end-all of good breeding. Many bitches that have done little or nothing in the ring have produced champions because breeders know how to match type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Not a trick question at all - I am saying that showing isn't the be-all and end-all of good breeding. Many bitches that have done little or nothing in the ring have produced champions because breeders know how to match type.
    Oh you're right of course. But I'm not sure how this relates to forcing people to keep their dogs intact to show. Sorry, I'm a bit slow this afternoon, work has been doing my head in so I might be missing something. It just comes down to whether or not the individual owner wants to breed, and if an owner doesn't want to breed why are they being forced to keep their dog intact to show? Of course I understand the other reason now that the physical development reasons have been explained

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    But this thread wasnt about forcing ppl to keep dogs entire, it was about why show dogs ARE entire and I was just adding a fact relating to that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    But this thread wasnt about forcing ppl to keep dogs entire, it was about why show dogs ARE entire and I was just adding a fact relating to that
    Ohhh, yes, I was definitely missing something. Sorry!
    When I read DGP asking "Why do show dogs need to be entire?" I assumed that she was asking something about show dogs being required to be entire, which I didn't know until now. Never mind!

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    That was what I was asking Liza.

    Clea stating that they wouldn't develop the same answered my question, but we learned a lot more about showing.

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    Well then I misunderstood - I just don't speak your language anymore - I must be getting old.

    I took that to mean - why is it a necessity for a show dog to be undesexed NOT why are showies forces to keep their dogs entire

    My bad

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    Don't stress Occy I worded it badly. It's very difficult to phrase but now I know

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