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by Vinegarjoe on 10 February 2009 - 14:02

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So here is a photo of my boy.  4 1/2  months old  in this photo. He is a Karats Ulko son. 

 Is he "roach" backed ? or is this just a growing stage he is going through ? 

Thanks for any info.



 

 

by GrassDog on 10 February 2009 - 15:02

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HI   Is that how his back looks all the time.  Take a picture with his head up. Maybe then  we can see what he really looks like  B

by Vinegarjoe on 11 February 2009 - 13:02

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Here are a few more images of Gunther, perhaps these views will enable a better opinon of whether or not he has a "roach" back.

Also, is the white patch of hair in the center of his chest a fault ?? 

Thanks for any/all info.

Vinegarjoe















by july9000 on 11 February 2009 - 14:02

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 YES HE IS ROACH BACK..

AND NO IT IS NOT A FAULT...THEY ARE ALOUD TO HAVE A WHITE PATCH IN THE FRONT.

by BRADY BEE on 11 February 2009 - 14:02

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In the photos he does appear to have a roach back, but the other thing I noticed, was that he looks so unhappy. Go on cheer him up !!!!!!!!!!!!

by jletcher18 on 11 February 2009 - 14:02

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Unhappy? To me he looks to be in pain.

Who is the breeder? Are they still trying to convence you this is normal?

JoAnn

by Vinegarjoe on 11 February 2009 - 15:02

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Thanks for the input.

Gunther is not unhappy nor is he in pain. How you infer that he is unhappy or in pain from the images is, well, your opinion.

I have not (yet) contacted the breeder regarding the "roach" back issue. Sadly, upon reviewing the contract that I signed, unless he is diagnosed with a diabiliting condition,I am out of luck. besides, we love him to death and would never return him.

As far as this "roach" back issue goes, what are the possible long term effects ? 

Again, where do you get the "unhappy" or "in pain" from the images ? I am curious. I guess I don't have the trained eyes that you folks possess.

Thanks again though.

Vinegarjoe

by july9000 on 11 February 2009 - 16:02

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 I don't necessarily think that having a roach back is debilitating..he will probably have no issue at all from that..

Maybe if he were working sheep for a long time this would have an impact..not for a family dog..good luck

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