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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.[/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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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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jonh, Thanks from me too!
I'm with ya! Those hounds look incredible <look around to make sure Minnie and Dudley don't see me talking up other Bassets>!
The hounds at jonh's second link made my jaw drop! They are not fat, but their chests/bellies are only a couple inches off the ground. Don't even get me started on the quantity of extra skin! :blink:[/b]
i know. i feel guilty admiring other Bassets. :lol:
 
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