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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-07-2008, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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AKC Conformation for German bloodlines...?

We were told not to expect an AKC conformation on our girls because they are German bloodlines. They said they walk "correctly" for German bloodlines, being that their rear legs (fetlock?)are more vertical...and that the American lines rear legs (fetlock?)are more horizontal when they walk. Is hard to describe or explain, but can you picture what I mean? Is this true, would we be wasting our time to show AKC? Thanks.
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Re: AKC Conformation for German bloodlines...?

I know there are big differences in conformation, and I've been told that my German working line puppy will not have what the judges are looking for in AKC shows.
But there are the German shows......Sieger Shows but I do not know a whole lot about them.

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Re: AKC Conformation for German bloodlines...?

Hmmm...so I wonder if the AKC conformation is pretty much for the American lines (hence A = American in AKC)????
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Re: AKC Conformation for German bloodlines...?

it all depends on the judge, i have an american/german bitch they all can see the german in her but everyone has said she is a nice looking girl and would do well once she get her act together, there is also UKC united kennel club that german lines do well in I wouldn't do big akc shows for now just do some smaller ones, akc is so political and ukc is very nice and it seems more and more is going to ukc (it is all owner handle dogs there)

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Re: AKC Conformation for German bloodlines...?

What do you consider a big akc show?
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over 500 total dogs and those are the ones that has some breeding with a speciality going on. http://www.infodog.com is a good place for upcoming shows if you havent looked there already

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Re: AKC Conformation for German bloodlines...?

Do you have to start out as a puppy or can you start older? Are spayed or neutered dogs allowed?

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Re: AKC Conformation for German bloodlines...?

Spayed/neutered dogs are not allowed in AKC or German conformation showing.

I know German conformation showing has classes for pups as young as 3 months old. Not sure about AKC.


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Re: AKC Conformation for German bloodlines...?

All Show dogs must be intact, a "show" is basically to compete against the Standard of the breed to determine breeding quality. Spayed/neutered animals obviously can not be bred. That goes for any conformation show ring.

You can start them at any age. MOST German lines will not do well in AKC shows, two completely different interperations of the "Standard".

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Originally Posted By: Chris WildSpayed/neutered dogs are not allowed in AKC or German conformation showing.

I know German conformation showing has classes for pups as young as 3 months old. Not sure about AKC.
AKC does not allow under 6 months of age on the date of the show.

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