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Like a virgin, she was never touched. Preferably reaching for horizons in faraway fields. Nothing plastic, all pure.

Until the day came her breeder brought the pedigree and wanted a picture. In showstance! Huh, what the hell is that??? This is it.

Pallas Green Kells now knows what most of her kind is taught. Soon after this session, she raced for horizons in Denmark, as free as a bird. Head held high, without any pulling and happy!

Picture: Gerard Mirck.

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Comment by Astrid Landsaat on September 9, 2010 at 4:48pm
Lovely photo! I wish all pics where like that!
Comment by Henk ten Klooster on September 9, 2010 at 5:04pm
Heyhi Astrid, old time breeders said keep your hands off the Irish setter and were opposing what they called "fraud", that is trimming (now standard for ears and feet, most throat as well). A lot of Irish setters were shown without any stacking those times. By stacking you can suggest "good" angulation.
Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on September 9, 2010 at 10:04pm
Good to see you back,Henk! I totally agree that "stacking" can suggest a lot of things, in particular angulation, but anyone with an ounce of knowledge can see the whole illusion fall apart, as soon as the dog is made to move.It is a pity, many, don't follow the courage of their convictions and place the dog accordingly.Likewise, walking a dog, instead of running, can also be an eye opener!! Have to say though, I do prefer the trimmed feet and throats!!
Comment by Dee Rance on September 10, 2010 at 3:27am
Henk she looks lovely you can see her quality, can't blame her for not wanting to be ''stood'', you are quite rite, the illusion is spoiled when these dogs start to move. knitting at the back and paddling at the front, etc etc etc...They are all so happy in the field, that is where they are at their best...;o)) I know that mine are..
Comment by Carmel Murphy on September 10, 2010 at 3:36am
I agree Henk that stacking a dog a particular way can hide a lot!! But a good judge can still see what is there when the dog moves and also when the dog comes back to the judge in a free stand;o)) My reds love the show ring (they dont need to be pulled to get a good stance!!) but of course they love running free best of all;o)) Nothing wrong with doing both;o))
Comment by Agnieszka Rola on September 10, 2010 at 5:51am
well... I think the best way is to have a dog as beautiful in stacking as in free stand (and in the movement)... and socialized as good to not affraid of human touch. I think we know many many dogs like that.
Comment by Dixie Cruise on September 10, 2010 at 10:35am
She's beautiful ... and right to be confused as to why anyone would prefer her standing in some particular way!! In fact, standing rather than running is for ... poodles!!!
Comment by Henk ten Klooster on September 14, 2010 at 4:51pm
As she's often a virgin on the horizon, thanks much for your words on Kells "jailed" by me, Gigi, Aleksandra, Carmel, Dee, Anne, Myra & Astrid. Just like CCR sang Who'll stop the rain, Kells is Start me up, never stop. Special especially in sunsetsetterscenes.


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