Kathy has a question…Posted: March 11, 2011
Maybe you can explain why during a dog judging event, the judge will take the dog’s head firmly in her/his hands…often pulling back the ears from the face. To me, it would seem threatening to most dogs to have their heads gripped in such a manner…I saw the West. fellow, David Frei, do this to some shelter dogs up for adoption on the Today show…promo for west.
The dogs let him do this…even though they had not been trained as such–just looking for homes! I was amazed! I understand that in showing, a dog must be stacked for a judge to study and to touch the animal, assessing build/grooming/etc.
Thanks! Just curious!