[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: AKC Delegate Meeting and Realingment

  • From: "pmick12" <pmick12@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gsdramey@xxxxxxx>, <fmurch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "GSD List" <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 22:40:42 -0400

Cathy left out that the AKC expects to add 50 new breeds within the next 5 
years...and they don't know where to put them.  More than designer 
breeds...........these are breeds, some, anyway, rare in their own 
countries......but we'll have 'em, thank you.
      Rumour has it that once the sporting and hound groups are divided, 
they'll go after the working group anyway............so 10 groups may not be 
the end.........we may end up with 11 or 12...

    I understand that the Board withdrew the proposal because they were 
suddenly assured it wasn't going to fly right now...not just
because people don't like changes (which is the AKC's view) but because 
clubs really don't understand how they are supposed
to afford it.  Clubs that are having trouble holding their own, even some 
clubs that have been around for more than 50 years, are
looking at folding...they just can't afford it.    Entries keep going down, 
and the number of shows keeps increasing...that's in the
Board minutes after every meeting.
    I guess the changes will come, anyway, eventually............not every 
brilliant idea dies as quickly as the one that had the AKC
in charge of frozen semen of famous dogs...........which idea disappeared 
even more quickly than it came!!!

    Personally, I'm waiting to see if the Grand Champion title increases 
show entries..............Cathy and I are of differing opinions
on this...she thinks it will encourage people to keep showing...which is the 
AKC's idea...but I think they could continue now, if
they wanted to...........and another title doesn't seem to sound that good 
to a lot of people, especially when all it means is that
you could afford to keep going and going, even when you never win a breed.

        Peggy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Norma Ramey" <gsdramey@xxxxxxx>

>I wish to thank you so much for sharing this important information with
> everyone.  However, it does seem to bother me, sort of like the Mals & Si
> folks
> that they're still the same - IMHO!    The only real change in the doggy
> world to me has been the influx of those "mutts' now known as "designer
> dogs"!
> I do remember when the additional groups were added and GSDs were no 
> longer
> working, but herding, which was fine as others were really in the same
> category and  were changed as well.   I'm curious as to why the new idea 
> is
> being brought up at this time??? TNX    Norma

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