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#345033 - 08/30/17 10:35 PM Ami at 5 months
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Thought I'd share some stacked pictures of Ami that we recently took. Would love to hear critiques. I'm contemplating entering him in a show that's coming up, entirely for fun and learning (on my part).

I so love this little man... wub

20 weeks:




He's the one on the far left (brother, then sister beside him)


And at 22 weeks:
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#345034 - 08/31/17 01:30 AM Re: Ami at 5 months [Re: BasiaBear]
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I know nothing about conformation so all I can say is thanks for sharing the pics.

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#345035 - 08/31/17 03:03 AM Re: Ami at 5 months [Re: middleofnowhere]
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A very pretty puppy!

What kind of show- AKC or SV org. that might make a difference?

Pedigree as well - lines he is from? Looks like Europe WL, maybe. Based on a guess and his sable and head look.

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#345036 - 08/31/17 07:17 AM Re: Ami at 5 months [Re: Codmaster]
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Originally Posted By: middleofnowhere
I know nothing about conformation so all I can say is thanks for sharing the pics.

Neither do I , really. And you're welcome! grin

Originally Posted By: Codmaster
A very pretty puppy!

What kind of show- AKC or SV org. that might make a difference?

Pedigree as well - lines he is from? Looks like Europe WL, maybe. Based on a guess and his sable and head look.

Ummmmm SV? I have no clue, just making an assumption. It's just a puppy class. I don't see how akc vs so would make a difference; is the breed standard different under the two organizations?

If you click on his name in my signature it is linked to his pedigree.


Edited by BasiaBear (08/31/17 07:18 AM)
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#345038 - 08/31/17 11:07 AM Re: Ami at 5 months [Re: BasiaBear]
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OK I am going to throw my conformation thoughts (what little I know). Don't take this as I really know what I am talking about.

Nice Top line, Good bottom line, Nice masculine head, Nice dark eye, Good Bone, Nice Feet, I think the front and back angles match up well. A nice overall Appearance.
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#345047 - 09/01/17 01:50 PM Re: Ami at 5 months [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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I think we need to find us some more conformation experts on here, haha! I'm too lazy to learn I just want someone to tell me whistling

I should have weighed and measured him, come to think of it.

Thank you Val for the input and everyone else for the kind words. I would share pictures more often but he sucks up all my spare time and energy that I don't often take any pictures.

Oh and codmaster I forgot to say, he has for the most part west German and Czech lines.


Edited by BasiaBear (09/01/17 01:54 PM)
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#345054 - 09/02/17 12:17 PM Re: Ami at 5 months [Re: BasiaBear]
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Here's my random thought based on no experience with conformation (never claimed my opinions were always based on experience or fact) - I think AKC tends to favor away from sables - more traditional-looking red and blacks. I would guess that the sable coat would work against you in that venue. BUT go back to my forward - don't know anything about it....

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#345069 - 09/03/17 12:36 PM Re: Ami at 5 months [Re: middleofnowhere]
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I just want to say that he is adorable now, and going to be one gorgeous boy in adulthood! I peeked at his pedigree. Noting the Karthago on dam line and especially the Czech on sire line, I would expect an extremely intelligent dog who catches on to training very quickly! Such a gorgeous boy Ami is! Best success in the comformation class.
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#345082 - 09/05/17 04:31 PM Re: Ami at 5 months [Re: Braverhund]
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Having only adopted I'm no help at all but think he's absolutely handsome! thumbup
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#345164 - 09/10/17 06:14 PM Re: Ami at 5 months [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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Aw he's handsome <3 I've shown in AKC and UKC and from having shown American/German, West German, and then a Czech/DDR, AKC prefers the American mostly black and tan colors while UKC seems to favor the working lines or at least the less "severe" angled toplines. I almost got Akbar's UKC CH but had to nueter him a couple years back.
He definitely has a good topline, nice bone for a baby <3 His rear left leg may be a little over stacked but he's young. smile
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