Old to New

…and hopefully back again!

Can we return to something more practical?

Cocker Spaniel in 1903:

1903_CockerSpaniel2Cocker Spaniel? (Dust Mop!!!) today:

max_stoja12Which one would you want as a working companion? Which one would you want as a pet?

The photos don’t show a very important difference in these dogs. The earlier dog has an even temper along with drive in the field. The today’s version will bite you!

What can we do to reverse this?

Can we stop the Golden Retriever from succumbing to all these same bad practices of breeding for the show ring? The Golden is not supposed to be blocky headed. The Golden is not supposed to be big boned. The Golden is not supposed to have massive amounts of fur. The Golden is not supposed to be a large dog. It is supposed to be moderate.

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