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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of this show bitch?

I am thinking about acquiring this girl for AKC show. She is 4 months in the pic. She is now 7 months. I am waiting on an updated stack photo. Her head is blocked up but remained feminine and she has filled out more. So, what do you think of her in this pic?
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Re: What do you think of this show bitch?

Love her color, but her pasterns look TERRIBLE.

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Re: What do you think of this show bitch?

I'd rather see her 7mth old stack picture before making an opinion ))

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Re: What do you think of this show bitch?

I agree-- amazing pigment, beautiful bone, too.. but those pasterns are a big drawback.

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Re: What do you think of this show bitch?

The eas look longer, soft. I'd want them up by 4 mos, if I were going to show.

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Re: What do you think of this show bitch?

I'm working on getting it from the breeder. But couldn't her pasterns be worked on with strengthening and some Ester C or the like? Her ears are fully up at this point.

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Re: What do you think of this show bitch?

In addition to the horrible pasterns, she also looks weakly ligamented in the rear. I imagine she'd gait very sloppily. Also, her rear looks a lot more angulated than her front so I would be concerned about balance in gaiting. Her head looks VERY nice. I see way too many collie-fine heads in the AKC showlines so her head is a welcome breath of fresh air.

Can you post a photo of the pup at 7 months or maybe of the parents?

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Re: What do you think of this show bitch?

I'm not sure if the pasterns can be worked on at 7 months? Maybe they've improved since this photo though.


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If the pasterns needed that much help, I certainly would not purchase for showing/potential breeding. Pasterns are a very important part of the movement (not just trotting) assembly and there is no room in a working breed for weak pasterns. If she's still like that at 7 months, I personally would pass.

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Re: What do you think of this show bitch?

Id' say strengthing and supplementing for stronger pasterns would be a crap shoot, I'd prefer to start out with strong pasterns vs "hoping" I could fix the problem..but again, I'd like to see a pic of what she looks like stacked now at 7mths .)

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