Thank you, Cliff (:
I don't view those people as a reason to stop learning (though they sometimes do make me lose my enthusiasm for a few minutes... I bounce back fast). It usually just makes me want to learn more so that when someone else is trying to learn, I can help them and be one of the people proving that you don't have to be a snood to get involved in show
Well, Pimg isn't a model of conformation, but in her critique thread I was told be two different people that she has a "very nice croup." And so when I am critiquing other dogs, I admit that I often look back at this picture as kind of a guideline to croup length and angle:
Pimg also has nice tight feet. You can see her rear toes are held tight in the stack picture above, and in this picture below- you can see even when her weight is on them, she still holds her front feet tight, not splayed out all over:
As to faults- Pimg is flat withered, has a pronounced T11 dip (break in top line), has a short upper arm, and is very poorly pigmented.
she is a nice dog, i just had my dog mate with a female the same color and cant wait for a black and red puppy she didnt have any white, i see your dog does have some white on the chest.
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OK there's a lot to like about this dog but I especially like his face/expression. I know that it doesn't *really* matter but for me to really want to look at a dog on and off all day every day I have to like his expression. Not just having a nice head or earset or even a full dark mask. I like a "strong" looking muzzle (not sure if that's the best term?) without the head being overdone (like some of the bear-heads the WGSL have now) but I like how the expression kind of balances it out, the dog looks powerful, noble, and gentle all at the same time.
Looks can be deceiving . Yes this dog was kindly and gentle - but he was a protection dog for one of Canada's publishing / media barons!!
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