I'm currently looking at a pup to join Astrid and I.
I would want to show him, but there's one thing I'm wondering - he is predominantly black, although he is a tri colour; only four weeks at the moment so hard to tell how he will turn out.
I know that it's impossible to tell whether a puppy will turn out as a good show dog, but he has 10 champions in his five generation pedigree, so that's something.
However, he has different colour paws - from the photos I've seen (the breeder doesn't allow home visits, so I have to decide from photos), his front paws are different colours (and I'm thinking they will stay different colours, no matter how much his pigmentation changes). Both front legs are predominantly black, with tan from the knee down, but one has white up to his 'ankle', almost like a sock.
Would this hinder him in the ring at all?
Also, what other signs are there that he might be a good show dog are there from such an early age?
I have some photos, but I'm not really sure that the breeder would appreciate me spreading them all around the internet, but if anyone can help out, I could always email them to them for advice?
Sorry for all the questions!!