This just in from AKC:
The group realignment amendment for 11 groups did not pass the 2/3 majority vote required. The vote was 231 in favor and 165 opposed.
What this means is that Shibas, Bulldogs, Chow Chow (yuk) and Poodles will remain in the same group being judged by the same old old judges who have a thing for excess: flat faces, wrinkles and Fru Fru haircuts. And I’m talking about the dogs here. No wonder the plain in comparison Shibas don’t often win in this group (well, sometimes they do when a certain judge or judges is in their circle of friends, and sometimes they win on merit alone, but not always).
Is this the progressive approach AKC wants to take? More of the same?