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post #31 of 43 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Try not to look at her head right now xD I think we'll all like it better in another year, ROFL!

The above photo is by far my favorite taken thus far....and to think I did it with no help, LOL!! I really haven't taken pics of my own dogs without help since Strauss was young!

Got married and have been spoiled by my husband helping me with photos.

It's really a great handling exercise though (seriously, y'all should try it).

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Vixie is 9 months old


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Her shoulders are a size larger than the rest of her body right now. Even so, she looks pretty good. Really like her high withers, firm back, and short loin.

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How do you mean? Would love to hear ^_^

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Jackie,
Does she normally have more coat?
I think she looks pretty darn good in structure (especially for 9 mos old)......only thing (personally)...I would like more coat and a better head piece....(perhaps more stop )....and a slight better croup. OTHERWISE......really nice, young female.....not too extreme at all...and no dog is perfect....IMO.
I'm not absolutely familiar on what is what for Amer Show Lines.....but I can give an honest opinion of what "I see & like".
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....where breeding is still considered an art....
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I like everything about her-except what you already mentioned -to me she looks very similar to a working line dog
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She's a little out of coat right now, Robin, and completely ungroomed. Though it really isn't showing in the picture, she's quite muddy, which doesn't help her appearance.

I would like more coat, but I don't think I'm going to get it. I keep getting these dogs with no hair It MAY come in when she matures. Both of her parents have coat, so I don't know why she's so dry, but she is.

I would also like a better head. She unfortunately got her father's head, not her mother's. This is the typical AKC style head that I really don't care for (My bitch, Wesson, has the best head of all the girls). Definitely needs more stop. One thing that helps her is that she has a beautiful expression. Nice dark eye.

I agree with you on her croup. While it has improved, it is still not great. I've mentioned before that croups are currently an issue in the breed.

Overall, this bitch is the best looking one I've had at this age. Mirada and Wesson kinda fell apart and then came back together. Vixie didn't look so great at 8 months (went all legs on me, so no pictures of that ) but came back together really quickly.

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She's very pretty, I like the overall picture and proportions *especially* for the age!!

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Thank you much! High hopes for her and Cousin Wesson at the futurity in March!

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Vixie will be 11 months next week!






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