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Re: Ears, Coloring, and Puppies
Thu Aug 9, 2007 12:43

She's cute. Her face is marked very similar to Nico's. Ignore the shaggy
hair around the ears, he was overdue for a trim when I took the pic but
it's a good pic of his face.

Her ears will always be pointy. They need to be trained when the puppy
is young before the cartilage "stiffens".

I'm a retired breeder and my feeling is you should spay Roxi for her health.
You're correct that breeding should be done for the betterment of the breed
and where she is a very pretty dog, she's not a proven show dog or event
dog. Breeding is also very expensive and time consuming and hard on the

Nico comes from a long line of champions and event champions but since
he's a companion dog, he's neutered. As a neutered dog, I could still enter
him into obedience trials, herding, etc.

  • Ears, Coloring, and PuppiesAshley, Thu Aug 9 10:53
    Roxi is 9 months old, she will be 10 months on the 21 of this months. She is beautiful, except for her ears, they stand straight up. I ran into her breeder and she told me I needed to work on her... more
    • Re: Ears, Coloring, and Puppies — Tamara, Thu Aug 9 12:43
      • Ok....Ashley, Thu Aug 9 13:35
        Cute! I love him! I love that face. Its funny how they all look alike, but they are still so different looking! So, no point in trying to fix her ears? She looks nice with her ears down, but i have... more
        • Re: Ok....Tamara, Thu Aug 9 14:31
          She has all the markings that she'll ever have. Females don't grow as much coat as the boys but her coat will continue to fill in for the next year or so. By spaying her, you're reducing her risk of... more
          • Re: Ok....Ashley, Thu Aug 9 15:18
            Foxy Roxi is what we call her! I really only wanted to breed her once, and yes i would guarantee the pups a home. I am not looking to make money or anything. I thought that was what i wanted to do,... more
            • Re: Ok....Tamara, Tue Aug 14 07:57
              If you're looking for a companion for Roxi, I'd suggest going for either a retired show dog or a rescue dog. A lot of breeders will also "grow" pups out to see if they are going to be good show dogs, ... more
              • Thanks.Ashley, Tue Aug 14 20:45
                Sadly i live in Oklahoma. I was just wanting to know, i really don't need another dog. Thank you for all the information. Ashley and Roxi.
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