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Old 03-17-2008, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default Breed mixup at crufts

This year at crufts an Eskimo dog was entered as a German Spitz. And ended up winning reserve in the breed class. The Jude did not notice it was a different breed. The KC say the matter was now a subject to a investigation.
But do you think we breed to many look alike breeds? my partner who is not as dog crazy as me came to crufts with me and asked me what was the point of breeding dogs that look a like . A lot of these breeds look the same , he said. . This is not the first time its happened at crufts . With a cross breed being entered in the open show as a German Spitz in 2006




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its very hard to tell the breeds apart ,the judge should have known though..

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Strange stuff.

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Crufts has been over for just over a week and people are still talking about the German Spitz (Mittel) results for this year. A beautiful cream dog, CH DRUITZ CORNCRACKER FOR TEAMSPITZ JW SHCM, won the breed and made the cut in the group (a first for the breed), but an American Eskimo Dog, AM/POL CH HOWLINGROCS SEXN THE CITY, won 4th in the Open Dog class.
In the past, American Eskimos have been recognized as German Spitz by FCI under the understanding that this was the American name for the breed. However, AKC has accepted the German Spitz itself into the Foundation Stock Service- which would imply the breeds are NOT the same. The breed standards have distinct differences (eye shape and foot shape are directly contradictory, the shape of the skull and proportion of muzzle to skull are different, and of course there’s the color issue) and a dog that is correct for one shouldn’t be able to achieve a championship under the other. Complaints have been filed with the KC and FCI has been approached about recognizing the Eskie as it’s own breed. The whole thing is a big mess- but a very interesting one.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:09 PM   #4
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some here
http://www.dogworld.co.uk/home.aspx
and here
http://germanspitz.wordpress.com/200...5/crufts-2008/

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I don't understand how the owner could not know what her own breed was...But okay..And really no I don't think we breed too many look alikes really I think there are very few breeds that look too close alike. Just by looking at the pictures I can tell the breeds apart and the judge should have too.
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That IS a mess. I was under the impression that "American Eskimo" was simply anohter name for the "German Spitz" myself, but I would think that a judge -or the show organizers would have known better.
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