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Old 10-01-2014, 03:48 PM

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I am in a situation where I am in the market for a puppy with show potential. The purpose of this dog is to experience the show scene. I am brand new to showing. I have located appropriate classes to get started and my breeder is willing to work with me one on one. My current three are from the same reputable breeder who has proven show success. I am selecting a puppy eventually from this breeder. She has earned my trust and we have developed a friendship. My breeder has been keeping her eye out for a puppy that might be right for me. She had a litter born this weekend with a puppy she has gotten me excited about. Realistically, we know it is way too early but I am first in line for her assuming she pans out in the 8-10 week mark. She is from champion lines on both both sides (her sire is a current champion). Her Dam has 31 champions in her pedigree and her sire had over 50 in his pedigree. Hence she has good genes and she is expected to be 4.0-4.5 pounds. She is white and fawn with black sabling. My question is what are the points you should be looking for in an 8-10 week old puppy? I have a very good relationship with my breeder but still I want to make sure I know as much as possible. My list so far is below:

Height/length ratio
Tail set
Top line
Head shape
Muzzle length (snout)
Confidence/personality

Finally- I am fully aware there are no guarentees but is 8-10 weeks the point you can get a pretty good idea of their adult shape/conformation?

Thanks. I have no super high hopes for success (at least initially) but starting with a dog with right potential is critical.

Here's a picture of her. Love her symmetrical markings.







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Lynda, I certainly can't help you with any of your questions, but she is beautiful. Is she smooth coat?
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Lynda, I certainly can't help you with any of your questions, but she is beautiful. Is she smooth coat?
Oh no, she is a long coat! They just look like smooth coats when born (-: I know everyone is different but I adore the long coats!
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I don't know a thing, but I sure enjoy looking at the precious tiny mites.
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I'd go with the breeders suggestions.
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I'd go with the breeders suggestions.
I like that suggestion....it takes me off the hook and I do trust her. So right now this is her suggestion. Time will tell though.
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I totally agree, the breeder will know her lines and how they develop. Having an experienced mentor you can trust is absolutely invaluable and will prevent you making expensive mistakes. When the litter is old enough to view ask her to show you each pups good and bad points so you can compare them. The good points are usually easier to see than the faults. This is so exciting, the babies are adorable.
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I totally agree, the breeder will know her lines and how they develop. Having an experienced mentor you can trust is absolutely invaluable and will prevent you making expensive mistakes. When the litter is old enough to view ask her to show you each pups good and bad points so you can compare them. The good points are usually easier to see than the faults. This is so exciting, the babies are adorable.
She lives near me and I have seen the pups already. She has really pegged the the girl with the black around her eyes at this point. I prefer one with some interest in coat pattern as well. I don't think I'd try to jump into this without help and guidance. I feel like have a great opportunity that not everyone has (since she is so close). I hope to go over there on Sunday for more pictures! I'm about ready to sign up for a handling class that starts in January. I am super excited, I never saw my current pups as true puppies.
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