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? about " Super black Female for sale"
by Sheesh on 26 April 2007 - 01:16
|I saw this ad and picture and was wondering, what do conformation pros think of this dog's anatomy? My very "novice eye" likes her anatomy a lot. She seems to be very correct to me. I am sure I am missing some shortcomings, or small faults, but she's pretty nice right? Is it just that SV conformation is all about the black and red? Why don't we see more blacks, sables and bicolors in the show ring? http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/marketplace.viewad?id=33483 Theresa|
by mnm on 26 April 2007 - 12:07
|"Why don't we see more blacks, sables and bicolors in the show ring?" Until the judges look at the structure and not the color of the dog, it will continue the way it currently is. There are some judges that will judge a dog by it's structure and you will find poeple with working lines tend to go to those judges and skip over the others. Personally, I would like to see more working dogs shown in conformation and more show dogs compete in working trials. JMHO Marsha Seck|
by SchHBabe on 26 April 2007 - 12:38
|I'm no conformation expert, but that female looks fine by that picture. SV conformation IS all about the black and red. The dogs look "cookie cutter" because they are bred to be cookie cutter. There is clearly a very narrow definition of "correct" in the show ring, despite the fact that the breed standard actually does allow for some diversity. The reason why you don't see blacks, sables, and bi-colors in the show ring is because they have been bred out of the show stock. If you look at the pictures of the Siegers on this web site you'll see that there has been no "other colors" in the Sieger or Siegerin role since the 70's. In the working line camp, coat color is seen as a secondary consideration, although with a clear preference for dark, rich pigment. Any dog that demonstrates its abilities and has good structure for work can and does get bred. Yvette|