jueves, 23 de febrero de 2017
Q: When you have the first look at the line of dogs what is the first that catches your eye?
A: When the dogs walk in and as soon as soon as they start lining up, you immediately see the one which is gone attract your eyes. It’s the look of the dog itself which tells you.
Q: Well, how you mean, the eyes or general..?
A: No, general appearance and movements and the character of the dog, it shows off immediately.
Q: How far do you think it should be- the quality of the showmanship, the quality of the presentation of the dog- should be taken into account?
A: I would say first of all, a good judge always look for the quality of the dog regarding the confirmation. And they begin to look for the confirmation and the movement of the dog, than they can start examining quality of the dog and than they can compare those two and weigh it up together. That’s my theory and that’s my experience in judging dogs.
Q: And the presentation itself?
A: Presentation helps very much, and if the dog is presented well and shown well. But the dog you are going to present has to be a good quality regarding confirmation and good looks that is half the battle, and the old saying is the half of the battle is when you are showing a dog if the dog has the quality than you are there all the way trough. The personality helps, and than you can present the dog better, but if the personality is not there and the confirmation is not there you are not gone make that dog look presentable.
Q: And what do you relay most on…
A: I can’t hear you, I’m sorry.
Q: Sorry, what do you trust the most, visual examination or touching?
A: I think you got to touch them, you got to examine them to know the inner points, and than once you see the dog moving you get more ideas. So those are both important, but the most important is the one when you start judging the dog on the table.
Q: What would you say is your ideal champion?
A: I’m afraid that is another question I would say I would go for, because ideal champion, we all bred well known champions, we look for perfection, but I feel nobody has been able to success yet completely. So ideal champion is a useless word for me.
Q: But what are the main characteristics in a dog?
A: The characteristics, they should have the terrier characteristics in them which is very naughty, full of life and they want to be a type that like to show off.
Q: And what is the worst faults when you watch a dog, what immediately tells you that the dog has faults?
A: Well, when you are watching as a judge you examine the dog and even if you are not judging any other dogs, even if you watch the dog on the street you will know the faults if there is something wrong with the movement and than you realize that something is not correct. And than examining them on the table you get all the other ideas regarding the bites and the bone structure so that should help you with the reply.
Q: And this is a question of your activities as a judge. What is your reaction when you know that you in the ring has very well known champions who won a lot. Are you influenced by that?
A: No, you have to wait when the dog walks in and you judge and give your honest own opinion, because everybody doesn’t like the same dog, we all have to like different things so one doesn’t go by the fame of the dog. What should be taken into consideration that sometimes you may get a young coming up dog who would beat this famous dog quite easily.
jueves, 2 de febrero de 2017
In 2001 we bought Daisy Mae (known as Daisy). Friends encouraged us to start showing. The show excitement, atmosphere and the love for dogs was the start of our passion. To spice it all up, in her very first show Daisy won Best Female Puppy in breed.
A year later we enlarged our family, thanks to Mr. Mike Gadsby and Ms. Gwen Oake by sending us CH Afterglow Grimley Fiendish (known as Shaun) from the U.K.
He is the only Pug that has ever won Best in Show in Norway, Mundimascotano.com.
It was a surprise to us that we had managed to obtain such a good, strong, close specimen to the breed standards. Shaun managed to gain his Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show in the very same show at the tender age of 7 months.
In 2003 we had our very first litter. A litter of 7 puppies, all males, that we named after the 7 dwarfs. We decided on keeping one, but unexpectedly we ended up with 3 of them, CH Fawnydawn dwarf Bashful (known as Scott), Fawnydawn dwarf Grumpy (known as Sam) and Fawnydawn dwarf Dopey (known as Dopey).
They were of a huge success to us as Scott is a 5 times Best Puppy in Show Winner.
September 2005 was really special to us as we had our first baby boy that we named Duane.Then in October we took our Pugs to be shown in an International Show in Enna, in Sicily, Italy and there Shaun managed to win the Champion Class and a RCACIB while Scott won the open class and acquired an Italian CAC.
Currently in 2017 we are still showing our boys and they are still going strong. In fact in the beginning of April during the Annual Pug dog Club show Scott
managed to win Best of Breed.
On the 10th of April our second litter was born 3 boys and 2 girls. We are keeping one of the girls, and one of the boys, hopefully they will be of great joy and success like their parents and all their other brothers.
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