Showing potential for dapple dachshund?

Discussion in 'Dog Shows and Events' started by Sky Full Of Stars, Feb 8, 2018.


  1. Sky Full Of Stars

    Sky Full Of Stars PetForums Newbie

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    Hi there, so I've got a silver dapple and tan miniature dachshund puppy who I'd like to go on and show in the future. But it seems as her adult super glossy coat is coming through her diluted dapple 'grey' colour in being moulted out so she's looking more and more black and tan.

    Would this affect her showing success? Has anyone had success with a low merle collie for example?

    I'd have thought that they'd judge a dog more on the rest of the breed standard and as long as the colour is on the recognized list they'd have no problem.
     
  2. Freyja

    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    Yes a dog should be judged to the breed standard and as long as the colour is a recognised colour then that should not come into it however this does not always happen. Some judges will colour judge and will place all the dogs of their prefered colour before any others.

    I show whippets italain greyhound and chihuahuas and over the years have come to realise that some judges prefer one colour to another. At one champ show myself and another exhibitor stood and counted how many fawns there were in each class to see what the highest placed brindle would be. In my class there were 4 fawns and my brindle boy came 5th then at another show you would get a judge that placed all brindle.

    I don't know if you have been showing for long but when I first started showing I had a little book in it I wrote the show the judge and the place my dog was given also the colours of the dogs placed. When my dog was a puppy if he/she wasn't p[laced I would give the judge a second chance when the dog was an adult but if the dog was an adult and the judge had obviously not liked my dog I would not bother entering under them again.
     
  3. Sky Full Of Stars

    Sky Full Of Stars PetForums Newbie

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    She will be my first show dog so I have lots to learn. That's such a brilliant idea to make a note of what colours judges prefer. I've been researching the critiques and show results for her breed and I only remember seeing dapples in the Canine Good Citizen classes. So I suppose her colour could stand out in either a good way or a bad way.