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It was the cutest basset. He looked like his feet weighed twenty pounds. He was from Ireland. Did anyone else watch? Last night on Animal Planet?

Anyways, the Basset didn't win. But the Blood-hound did !!! Best in Group anyways.

Seems like the Bassets never win Best in Group. Those judges are biased!!!
 

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Are you talking about 'CRUFTS'?? That took place a while back. Great that the Bloodhound done so well. Bassets never do :([/b]
yes. CRUFTS. i figured it was a re-broadcast. does anyone know the name of the Basset in that show? just wanted to see if I could find some pictures of him on the web. thanks.
 

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YES! I saw the Crufts dog show and that basset was breathtakingly GORGEOUS! I was mad that he didn't get best of breed, though. The bloodhound was beautiful as well, but the bloodhound that won I wanna say 2004-2005 IAMS/Eukanuba was WAY prettier and had a better stride than the one that won best of breed in the Crufts show.

It does seem that the judges are biased against Bassets winning the major competitions (televised ones). Even the commentators called the standard basset hound a "slow dog". I got kinda angry with those commentators. My basset isn't slow by ANY means.

Fred would be great in the agility ring if I had the funds or a sponsor to pay for it. He has as much energy and intelligence as the working group dogs.

BASSETS ARE SMART DOGS.
 

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YES! I saw the Crufts dog show and that basset was breathtakingly GORGEOUS! I was mad that he didn't get best of breed, though. The bloodhound was beautiful as well, but the bloodhound that won I wanna say 2004-2005 IAMS/Eukanuba was WAY prettier and had a better stride than the one that won best of breed in the Crufts show.

It does seem that the judges are biased against Bassets winning the major competitions (televised ones). Even the commentators called the standard basset hound a "slow dog". I got kinda angry with those commentators. My basset isn't slow by ANY means.

Fred would be great in the agility ring if I had the funds or a sponsor to pay for it. He has as much energy and intelligence as the working group dogs.

BASSETS ARE SMART DOGS.[/b]
i know. the only thing the commentators had to say about him was that he was, "ponderous." and i don't think i'm being hyper-sensitive when i say that the tone in their voice was somehow dismissive of the basset.

and while some bassets are more agile than others, agility is certainly not the end-all and be-all of a dog's appeal. come on! even still, my female basset can chase birds and run like a champ. My male? Not so much. :rolleyes: But like i said. what does that have to do with anything?

i think it has more to do with ignorance than anything else. and i'm not so much complaining that the basset didn't win. it's more about the way he was talked about. every other entrant, the commentators talked about the beauty and form of the dog, and what great examples the entrants were of their respective breeds. but along comes the basset, and suddenly it's a matter of the whole breed being "ponderous," and nothing about the fact that there walks one beautiful example of a basset hound.

don't worry. i'm not as revved up about this as it might seem. i'm half -kidding. but i still think the basset doesn't get a fair shake.
 

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i know. the only thing the commentators had to say about him was that he was, "ponderous." and i don't think i'm being hyper-sensitive when i say that the tone in their voice was somehow dismissive of the basset.

and while some bassets are more agile than others, agility is certainly not the end-all and be-all of a dog's appeal. come on! even still, my female basset can chase birds and run like a champ. My male? Not so much. :rolleyes: But like i said. what does that have to do with anything?

i think it has more to do with ignorance than anything else. and i'm not so much complaining that the basset didn't win. it's more about the way he was talked about. every other entrant, the commentators talked about the beauty and form of the dog, and what great examples the entrants were of their respective breeds. but along comes the basset, and suddenly it's a matter of the whole breed being "ponderous," and nothing about the fact that there walks one beautiful example of a basset hound.

don't worry. i'm not as revved up about this as it might seem. i'm half -kidding. but i still think the basset doesn't get a fair shake.[/b]
I totally agree with your post. They were very dismissive and condencending when discussing the basset. It was like a "whatever" attitude. Their tone was very curt when talking about the basset and when they called the breed "slow" I kinda got hot about it, to be honest.

Agility isn't what make a dog complete. I'd rather have a lazy, friendly dog that shows me love back, than a dog that has a lot of agility with a temper and agressive behavior. For that show to be the oldest, you would think they would have better knowledge about the Basset hound, especially considering that his roots are European (France).
 

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Didn't see it, but have seen a few bassets lately on dog food commercials and such. Surprising.
 

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Wow Kat, that is some pedigree your Dee has. Just found your first post and looked at her pics. What a little beauty!!!!!!

Charvie, think that must be him, but he looked the size of a donkey at the show!!!!
 

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we watched Crufts on the actual Hound Day on TV. Stayed in especially on a Friday evening from 7pm - 10pm to watch the lovely Hounds. We waited until 9.30pm when we seen a Basset for 20 seconds and then that was it - we were both totally GUTTED.

Snoopy watched the TV all night that night cos she could see and hear alsorts of other dogs! - Very exciting for her.

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I watched Crufts Friday night and I was so bored that I fell asleep during part of it. But I loved that the hound group wasn't last! That basset was gorgeous and just pranced across the ring.

Hubby and I were ticked off at how they described the basset...like they were making fun of it or something.

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That's one good-looking hound. I watched the show, but somehow missed every breed I wanted to see, including the basset. Crufts has so many breeds that you don't see here in the states, and many of the European versions of the breeds we do see here tend to look quite different. Hardier, and without cropped ears and tails. I like it.
 

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It's Ryan O'Neel, from Ireland. There's a picture of him here. He's a very handsome black blanket basset.[/b]
i bet it IS him. but unfortunately, the picture isn't showing up for me. any ideas why not? thanks anyways. take care.
 
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