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Just real quick... We don't technically have a show contract with our breeder but she did say that Rubie has the looks to be shown. 

That being said, Rubie is a rough-and-tumble kinda Lady and has nicks and scratches and quite an obvious scar on one of her legs (that was there when we picked her up at 9 weeks old. She's grown bigger around it but it's still a bald spot on her leg).

Are these types of things taken into consideration during conformation? Like I said, no plans to show her but the question popped into my mind the other day!

And a gratuitious picture! I think we're about done posting (she's 7.5 mos old, now) but tried out some breathe right strips with great success to get us through the next few weeks.

 

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I know nothing about conformation or the show ring, just wanted to say that Rubie is gorgeous!! :)

LifeOfRubie's picture
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Dasz88 - I am a proud momma so I'll take it :) thank you!

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She really is stunning.. WOW..

I don't have an answer for you.... but I would imagine that points would be taken off.

 

Dogs will be dogs, and small scars, nicks, cuts, etc.... are not usually an issue. You cannot show with stitches in (I'm pretty sure), but unless the scars, etc.. are large and on the show side, you can usually not worry about them very much.  Show people know the tricks of the trade for covering up small blemishes.  On black dogs I've used black show chalk (you can buy it at grooming vendors), black sharpies, and I know people use mascara - to cover up a blemish. 

Good luck to you!

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That's what I figured but I don't know much about the show world! Which is the "show" side? Would it be the Dogs left side? Admittedly, what I know I learned from "Best in Show." :D

Haha - such a funny movie! Yes the left side is the "show side". Hopefully your breeder is not too far from you and can guide you on showing. If not, hopefully they can refer you to a mentor in your area. You really will need help. In the meantime, I'd look into finding a show handling class in your area where you can start learning how to show your dog even if you end up with a pro handler.

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i agree ruby is beautiful !!!

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Our breeder is close, luckily, but I think we'll wait and see if she's 'good looking enough' to show and then probably have someone else teach her that. We're working on CGC training now and I think she's getting to about the age where she wants to please and is very open to learning new things so it progressing. Of course I think she's the most beautiful pooch there is but I also don't want to put her through all that if she doesn't 'belong' in the show ring. Thank you, all :)

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She is very beautiful!   She will let you know if she likes it or not.