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    Well then people who show a de-sexed bitch/dog other than in veteran in my opinion can stay in a class of their own.

    I don't know why you'd bother.

    Also along the lines of what Occy was saying, I have a saying, keep the best one for show and breed from the second best. But the point is at some stage both dogs/bitches would have been at some point, in the ring.

    Others due to an accident, knocked out a tooth, or damaged ligaments will stay for the purposes of breeding.

    If you are really interested but still don't understand I suggest you read up on outbreeding, linebreeding and inbreeding and see the reasons behind why some dogs are shown, some aren't but nearly all are entire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Well then people who show a de-sexed bitch/dog other than in veteran in my opinion can stay in a class of their own.

    I don't know why you'd bother.

    Also along the lines of what Occy was saying, I have a saying, keep the best one for show and breed from the second best. But the point is at some stage both dogs/bitches would have been at some point, in the ring.

    Others due to an accident, knocked out a tooth, or damaged ligaments will stay for the purposes of breeding.

    If you are really interested but still don't understand I suggest you read up on outbreeding, linebreeding and inbreeding and see the reasons behind why some dogs are shown, some aren't but nearly all are entire.
    exactly...my girl fractured her leg at 5 month...needed pins inserted. It might mean her movement and stacking will never be good enough. But if other breeders and people who have a lot of knowledge in the breed tells me that she is "special".....then I will still consider breeding with her.

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    You're right Clea. Some dogs just don't like showing either, which may sound silly, but if you think about it, a dog that looks unhappy in the ring and trudges about won't often beat a dog that is out there loving life and looking full of it. But that doesn't affect their ability to breed quality pups that are lovely examples of their breed and physically and mentally sound.

    So some will fail in the show ring but excell in breeding. And certainly some can be huge show winners but fail at producing good pups...

    It only gets more and more complicated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    You're right Clea. Some dogs just don't like showing either, which may sound silly, but if you think about it, a dog that looks unhappy in the ring and trudges about won't often beat a dog that is out there loving life and looking full of it. But that doesn't affect their ability to breed quality pups that are lovely examples of their breed and physically and mentally sound.

    So some will fail in the show ring but excell in breeding. And certainly some can be huge show winners but fail at producing good pups...

    It only gets more and more complicated...
    not really...it makes perfect sense...especially if you have a girl like mine. She has a gorgeous temperament...calm and gentle...looks really good, but hates being shown. She is just not "that into it"...she would rather have petrol poured in her eyes than be in the showring

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