The concept of photographic "dog shows" is not new. For years - even before the internet - competitions were held where dogs were "judged" on the strength of a photograph for a variety of reasons and causes.

Of course anyone with half a brain cell would realise that the actual process of judging dogs involves far more than studying a photograph. Judges assess every aspect of each dog entered and this requires studying the overall picture of the dog, examining every physical component in a hands-on, evaluating movement, temperament and general deportment. It is a complex business.

The world (not just the dog world) is in crisis. We are facing a viral pandemic that has changed the way we live and brought many of the activities we take for granted to a grinding halt. To many, attending dog shows is a big part of their life - to some a profession, to many more a hobby and the centre of their social life.

Pandemic apart, the purebred dog world now has to deal with huge opposition from the animal rights lobby that would see the extermination of pedigree dogs and the end of dog shows. They have vast budgets to fight against us and now, more than ever, dog people should be uniting and sticking together. Yet on a daily basis it seems that the dog world is intent on destroying itself with no external help from PETA and the like, as Facebook sees exhibitors and breeders bickering with various levels of gravity.

In the past few weeks the subject of these photographic online "dog shows" has been much debated, demonstrating that yet again opinions are dramatically divided. Some of the opinions have been very strongly expressed by moral guardians who clearly feel we need yet more legislation for judges!

My own view of these "competitions" is that - in the context of the current pandemic - they serve to interest people who are missing attending dog shows and to an extent are also an educational tool for those who have an interest in breeds other than their own. They have to be viewed as what they are. In the case of this particular "show" it is more challenging in that not all exhibitors have provided the three photographs they were allowed. Consequently the poor "judge" has the impossible task of comparing one dog’s head study with another that is represented by a head, movement shot and then a full-bodied show pose. It is of course impossible so, as with real life, we make the best of it.

In critiquing the dogs entered I have simply passed my opinion, based entirely on the photograph/s submitted and then placed them accordingly. Hopefully everyone will accept it for what it is.

Breed Entries Judge
Affenpinscher 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Australian Silky Terrier 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Bichon Frise 2 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 7 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Chihuahua (Long Coat) 12 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) 10 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Chinese Crested Dog 11 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Griffon Bruxellois 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Havanese 2 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Italian Greyhound 8 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Japanese Chin 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Lowchen 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Miniature Pinscher 13 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Papillon 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Pug 8 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Russian Toy (Long Haired) 2 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Tibetan Spaniel 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Yorkshire Terrier 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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Airedale Terrier 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
American Hairless Terrier 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
American Staffordshire Terrier 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Australian Terrier 7 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Bedlington Terrier 6 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Border Terrier 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Bull Terrier 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Bull Terrier (Miniature) 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Fox Terrier (Smooth) 2 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Jack Russell Terrier 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Skye Terrier 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 10 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 20 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
West Highland White Terrier 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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Brittany 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Chesapeake Bay Retriever 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Cocker Spaniel 6 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Cocker Spaniel (American) 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Curly Coated Retriever 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
English Setter 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
English Springer Spaniel 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Field Spaniel 9 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Flat Coated Retriever 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
German Shorthaired Pointer 9 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
German Wirehaired Pointer 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Golden Retriever 17 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Gordon Setter 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Hungarian Vizsla 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Italian Spinone 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Labrador Retriever 6 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever 2 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Pointer 9 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Spanish Water Dog 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Weimaraner 11 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Weimaraner (Long Haired) 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Welsh Springer Spaniel 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Wirehaired Slovakian Pointer 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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Afghan Hound 8 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Azawakh 8 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Basenji 16 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Basset Hound 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Beagle 8 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Dachshund Long Haired 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Dachshund Long Haired (Miniature) 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Dachshund Smooth Haired 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Dachshund Smooth Haired (Miniature) 2 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Dachshund Wire Haired (Miniature) 7 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Deerhound 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Foxhound 10 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Harrier 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Ibizan Hound 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Irish Wolfhound 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Norwegian Elkhound 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Pharaoh Hound 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Portuguese Podengo - Small Smooth Haired 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Rhodesian Ridgeback 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Saluki 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Whippet 25 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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Australian Cattle Dog 7 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Australian Kelpie 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Australian Shepherd 13 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Bearded Collie 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Border Collie 26 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Briard 10 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Collie (Rough) 6 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Collie (Smooth) 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Finnish Lapphund 13 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
German Shepherd Dog 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
German Shepherd Dog (Long Stock Coat) 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Maremma Sheepdog 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Old English Sheepdog 2 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Polish Lowland Sheepdog 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Puli 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Shetland Sheepdog 8 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) 6 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
White Swiss Shepherd Dog 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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Akita 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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Alaskan Malamute 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Bernese Mountain Dog 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Boxer 19 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Bullmastiff 18 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Cane Corso 2 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Central Asian Shepherd Dog 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Dobermann 24 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Dogue de Bordeaux 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
German Pinscher 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Leonberger 6 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Neapolitan Mastiff 2 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Newfoundland 11 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Rottweiler 7 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Samoyed 11 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Schnauzer 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Schnauzer (Giant) 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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Shiba Inu 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Siberian Husky 8 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
St. Bernard 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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Boston Terrier 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
British Bulldog 3 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Chow Chow 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Dalmatian 13 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
French Bulldog 14 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
German Spitz (Mittel) 6 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Great Dane 15 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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Lhasa Apso 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Peruvian Hairless Dog (Large) 4 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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Peruvian Hairless Dog (Small) 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Poodle (Standard) 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Poodle (Miniature) 2 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Poodle (Toy) 13 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Schipperke 1 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Shar Pei 7 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Shih Tzu 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Tibetan Terrier 2 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
Xoloitzcuintle (Standard) 5 Mr Andrew Brace View Breed Results
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