|02-21-2014 04:39 PM|
All I have to say is...
|02-21-2014 09:00 AM|
Took a few more last night. He's still super leggy but slowly turning black.
I think his head looks nice in profile
|02-18-2014 03:43 PM|
|Wild Wolf||Oh my goodness... he is drop dead gorgeous!|
|02-18-2014 02:53 PM|
|Liesje||Interesting, that nose looks like Legend! He has the lighter line on the top of his snout and then the pink in the middle of the nose. He's not as dark as her yet, or just behind her in that photo, developmentally (he's still getting his black "stripe", hasn't got adult coat on the rest of his body yet). I'm guessing Legend's dam is slightly darker sable than Waiko but not as red and less mask.|
|02-18-2014 02:25 PM|
Snow nose definitely bad this year with all my girls as well.
I don't necessarily think it's a pigment issue. Wink is a dark red sable and has a nice dark mask. Her mother is a quite dark black/red- more of that deep dark red that Nikon has. Waiko is definitely not a dark sable, but he is a dark red sable that has a very nice dark mask and produces darker pigment than himself.
I too was worried when I started seeing the spots on Wink's nose, but I was assured it would be fine and work out - it did
This is Wink at about 4mo with Wiva. You can see the pink at the edge of her nose and this wasn't during the winter! We got our VP1 shortly afterwards.
This is Wink about a month ago. Nose is nice and dark. Pigment good, nails dark, nose dark, eyes very dark brown, rich red undertones - I like how she turned out very much!
|02-18-2014 01:46 PM|
|Liesje||Thanks, I asked a few others and they didn't seem bothered by it. His brother has it too. I was worried about pigment, but with the winter we are having up here I am starting to think it's really just a snownose. Just seems weird to see a pigment thing considering Nikon is probably the blackest, reddest dog I've ever seen/met (not saying that just 'cus he's mine, I'm not too concerned about that he just ended up that way) and the female was a pretty normal colored sable with rich undertones (more red than grayish).|
|02-18-2014 10:36 AM|
Don't worry about the nose.
My Wink (also sable out of black/red and sable breeding) had a couple pink spots on her nose for a bit as a pup, but color came in nice and black as an adult. She is now a nice and dark patterned red sable. Nose is perfect
I showed her under Johannes and he gave us an excellent critique at 4mo - VP1 and no mention of the pink nose!
|02-12-2014 02:09 PM|
|02-12-2014 02:06 PM|
|Liesje||Not too worried, just kind of bummed since there was a UKC show last weekend and would have been nice to get him in Novice Puppy for some ring experience (for us both).|
|02-12-2014 01:28 PM|
|lhczth||He looks really nice, Lies. I, personally, wouldn't worry about the nose just yet.|
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