Does your dog meet standard?

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Bored, and I thought this would be a fun little thread!

If you have a purebred, do they meet the standard for looks and temperament? If they were entered in a conformation show, how do you think they would do? If you have a breed that can't be shown, how do they compare with other dogs of their breed?

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Surprisingly enough, Gimmick does. He is small, but not so small that he's under standard. He looks right, and I think he holds his own against other LHW's. Of course, this could be his mommy talking. Tempermentally, he fails. While he has a lot of whippet traits, he takes the aloofness too far into fear.

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No, she does not. She is proportionate, but undersized. She will probably be 12". She also has a slight under bite.

Temperment wise, she is reserved with strangers in new, loud or busy environments, but if it is an environment she knows, or it it is calm, she doesn't care who you are, she will love on you. She likes to herd things and it blows her mind when we aren't in the same room. Very willing to please, but has a stubborn streak.
 
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Ummm maybe?

Traveler and Didgie can't be shown because...Koolie. But they fit the general outline of a Koolie. They haven't been tested really on stock though. Temperament wise I would say yes, they fit

Hiccup's breeder wanted to keep him back so I'm going to go with yes for him. Temperament I don't know yet since he isn't grown up in the least.
 

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I would need to wicket him again but as of October Payton was still just over standard. This spring his breeder was thinking if we put him in the ring with a handler, she might be able to finish him anyway, so long as he doesn't march in with a bunch of really undersize dogs that would make him look huge. We've been doing a lot of strength work which I think has brought his shoulders back and down, and per his lines, as he gets older his shoulders will drop more anyway, which will likely bring him back in size.
I hesitate to do it because I always wanted to show him myself rather than send him in with a handler. But I also think she could finish him. I don't know if I wait long enough if I will be able to do it myself - I really kind of hate the idea of confo showing. It just seems so boring.

Otherwise he is quite lovely. Slightly long in the back, but he is a very flashy dog with his big full white ruff. A judge told me "I'm not a sheltie judge, but to me he is wonderful. His proportions are fantastic, he has coat but he isn't overwhelmed by it - he represents what I picture when I think 'sheltie.'" So if that guy were a breed judge he could finish LOL. Agility sheltie people just love him for his structure and his looks, and lots of non-sheltie agility people (typically herding breed people though) have told me the same.
I kinda like him too.

Auggie - oh dear, no. He is in size - that's about it hahaha.
 
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Well he's still an awkward teenager with giraffe legs, but judging by his lines... at maturity he will probably be a little too big but a little too leggy and slender in the waist for the AKC standard. He also has a bit less coat than I see in most conformation dogs although his is technically correct.
 

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Rowan definitely doesn't, lol. He's oversized (height & weight), his eyes are too large and round which makes him look fairly un-Brittany-like, plus he's just not built very well (straight front & back) so he wouldn't do well anyway.

Stitch meets standard so far, although he's still young and growing. He has his first show in a couple of weeks and there's no reason he shouldn't do well. He'll look better once his feathers start growing in; right now his body fur is getting thicker, but no real feathers except on the backs of his legs. He has a nice expression. He has no chest yet, but he's 6.5 months... really anything wonky about him is because of his age, lol.
 

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Conformation wise, Nia is for the most part. Nice head, well set ears, good fringe. The only thing is that her front feet are a bit east/west, it's not a fault but not ideal. I think if we're only speaking conformation wise, she would be able to finish, although I can't say how easily having no experience with showing. She was a breeder keeper puppy that the breeder was growing out but sold to a pet home due to temperament.

In terms of temperament however, she is quite shy and dog reactive. She's generally no touch by strangers either, even though she will wag very excitedly and circle new people, she won't let them touch or pick her up. She's also terrified of strange dogs, but warms up after a few meetings. So in that regard, no she is not the correct temperament (friendly, outgoing) and wouldn't have been able to be shown.
 

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According to the various breeders and breed enthusiasts who have met him, Brisbane has a 100% correct ACD temperament. The outside of him is definitely not to standard, though I did finally succeed at ILPing him.

At a whopping 6.5lbs, Ru is too big. He also has about twice as much back length as he should. His muzzle is way too big and his tail curls around just a little too much. He has big hare feet and his trot involves entirely too much prancing in the front and not enough in the back, like a poorly-trained dressage horse. That said, we live in backyard-bred-chihuahua-utopia where Ru looks downright tiny and dainty compared to all the 10lb+ sturdy dogs with wedge-shaped heads that inevitably result when people stop breeding them to standard. I'm pretty sure these are the original "wild type".
 
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I make sure to tell people that know, and love, Hudson that they won't be able to find another ES like him.

He's small
He is very minimally coated
He has a long(ish) bobtail
He is ridiculously outgoing
He isn't super rule oriented
 

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I know very little about conformation and structure. VERY little.

However, read from the standard Tulsa fits for the most part. She's a touch tall, but not out of standard, for a bitch and a little long. Her tail set is low and her tail is also a little long. Her front is a touch splayed, but that is improving with age/conditioning. Oh and I refuse to make her look like a bus. :rolleyes:

Harlow looks BYB type, but I actually really like how she is put together. I think she may do decent in the UKC ring and am considering showing her in the altered class. I think her slightly roached topline and skinny front are really the only downfalls I see out of her structure.

Iggy... I feel like I would have needed to know him a lot younger and in better condition to truly evaluate. He's a touch butthigh, which is ok in the breed apparently. He could use more angle in the rear, IMO, but his front is BEAUTIFUL. Like, seriously. Our only dog with a nice front. He's got a nice head/neck assembly. But, he's too big for standard. Though I've never sticked him, I think he's about an inch too tall and he's about 6# in decent shape over in weight. I'm on the fence if futurechessiepuppy will be a dual dog as I'd love to play around in the confo ring.

As far as temperament, I think everybody matches up pretty darned well, except that Tulsa is a touch soft and I haven't had her on the herding field. Her dad is actually coming along super nice on stock and they are similar in temperament, so she may actually do decent with a small herd in the future unlike I've thought in the past.
 

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Summer was a failed show dog when she came to me because of lack of coat. Since she's been spayed she actually grew hair and I've had papillon conformation people tell me she's definitely finishable. Working dog people have also commented on how well balanced she is for a tiny dog. Summer has a great temperament too.

Mia no. Just health and temperament. Just all wrong.
 

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Snoop is a bit shy and submissive so would not like the ring. Agility is not his thing either. He got the easy life of a pet duty. Otherwise he could have been finished.

Ditte is a little bit less shy but she is a bit on the small side. A blaze would be preferred but a solid head can be very attractive and is allowed. Otherwise, she could be finished.

Both were acquired on spay/neuter contracts so showing was never on the table. No sense taking points away from exhibitors who are actually in it for the betterment of the breed. Love to go watch though. :)
 

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I honestly have no idea.

He's within height and weight standards. He's 73 pounds (lean) and 25" high (as measured by my cloth measuring tape). His coat (and color) is correct and his tail feathering is within standard. That's about all I can judge on. LOL To me, he's a well put together dog. The only thing I'd say poorly about him is his hind end. I don't particularly think of his rear as being "powerful" and he doesn't place his rear feet appropriately when he stands - it's like he has bad posture. I know he has some crepitus in his right knee so I don't know how much of that is affecting his stance, if it is just because he has horrible hind end awareness, or if he is just built awkwardly back there.

See what I mean about his rear feet placement? (Although this is kind of a horrible picture of him regardless. haha)


I wish I could get some shots of him stacked, but he's an idiot and won't let me. It was hard enough measuring him this morning because he wanted to flail like an idiot.
 
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Temperament-wise, yes, pretty much. Biggest differences I note between him and the Catahoula stereotype (not even standard) is that he's not dog aggressive (although he will sooner fight than back off if another dog gets snippy with him) and is yet a bit goobery/soft minded, although that last might well be an age thing as he's definitely a late-maturing dog. Other boxes he checks.

Conformation-wise, he has a few fatal flaws that would resoundingly disqualify him from showing even if it were otherwise a possibility or interest. I mean... probable double merle, so duh. He is excessively white, his pupils are slightly misshapen. He also has a bit of haw eye which is undesirable, his top line could be straighter, and his hind angulation could be better.

Those flaws seem pretty common in Catahoulas as flaws go and none of them are that surprising considering his parents were somewhat spuriously bred grade working dogs.
 
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Mira: Yes, physically and mentally.

Lodin: The breed ring wouldn't like him but physically yes. Herding ability is unproven.

Kim & Webster: Best examples of their breeds that have ever existed. Ever.
 

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Jari - Yes. Totally. I'm hoping he's going to do well in the breed ring if I ever get him in there/find competition. He's ALMOST too tall but not quite :p

Bubbles - Also yes. I think she's a really nice girl (obviously, since I bred her LOL). Only thing I really don't like is her tail - she doesn't like keeping it up. Luckily Jari didn't inherit that from her!

Kimma - Actually, I think that if I hadn't spayed her so early, her proportions would be quite correct. As it is now, she is a bit high in the butt and her front is weird, but I have had people tell me she would finish. Her face/expression and tail are TO DIE FOR.
 
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Wilson: Structurally I think so although I don't really know too much about conformation. The border collie standard from what I understood is pretty flexible? He's a little bit on the larger side though. Temperamentally he takes the aloofness a little bit too far and he's pretty fearful although I think he's growing out of it *knocks on wood*

Sam: Hell yes. Perfect example.
 

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