Besides black coloring and liver colored noses, are there single traits that are big DQs


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Besides black coloring and liver colored noses, are there single traits that are big DQs

for potential show dogs?

Michelle, Helen, Penny, Spanky and Faye pup

michelle_muse's picture

Thanks!

I would never breed an aggressive dog, so I wouldn't bother showing it.

Michelle, Helen, Penny, Spanky and Faye pup

hugobull's picture

Re: Is there a specific fault that would keep you from putting a

any fault that is so excessive that it would always prevent a win.

Some mild faults are carried well by some dogs who are otehrwise outstanding.

I avoid showing dogs that are just not competative (in my own opinion).

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CatiAult's picture

yes

never would take an aggressive dog to a show

Only One DQ

Hi Michelle,

Other than stating that the Standard has only one disqualification (brown or liver colored nose), your question is an involved one! Solid black in color "is very undesirable." It would depend on the eye of the beholder how one would answer your question. Comparing the dog/bitch to the Standard and figuring out what its pros/virtues are and what its cons/faults are will help you.

Jay

Jacinda and the bullies's picture

Black is not a DQ

But it is undesirable. I believe the liver colored nose is the only DQ.

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michelle_muse's picture

Is there a specific fault that would keep you from putting a dog

?

Michelle, Helen, Penny, Spanky and Faye pup

My take...

One should not necessarily seek out the negatives in a particular dog/bitch, although it is human nature, when one sees something that is out of line with the standard. This would lead me to what was once shown to me, that a dog/bitch that is balanced all of its aspects is what is desirable. Proper headpiece, bone, mass, topline, gait, all combined to give a balanced end, will ultimately prevail.

Perserverance isn't a long race.
It's a series of short races,
ran one after the other.

-In memory of Casper

michelle_muse's picture

I know that a combination of undesirable would determine whether

I guess I was wondering if there are certain traits that are more undesirable than others?

Michelle, Helen, Penny, Spanky and Faye pup

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