|Some comments I would like to make regarding the Labrador that won BOB and the Reserve Best in Show. He was a very fit, healthy, true to type and fitted the standard extremely well. He was not fat – he had a barrel chest – as per standard. He ticked all the boxes !
The number of times he had to ponce around the show ring – there were no wobbly bits, hardly any panting, muscle definition – particularly hind legs was very obvious - and gait – well I really enjoyed watching him ! So I thought that he was an excellent choice on the day ! That is what it is like in the show ring !
Then when he jumped up on his handler at the end – awesome ! If the poor handler had had a hat on – he would have lost it ! You won’t see many Labs like that in Australia - in the show ring !