Monday, June 8, 2009
The puppies spots are just starting to show on their ears. They will continue to become more visible over the course of the next couple of weeks. And trim - those beautiful dark eye rims and solid colored noses are filling in as well.
Most show dogs have completely colored rims around their eyes and a solid colored nose. There certainly are champions who might be missing slight amounts, but ideally that is not the case. And as markings come in we hope for those perfect "hand painted" spots. These puppy's uncle Ghost has those markings. He is very lovely to look at in the show ring. To many markings can even happen in the same litter, and his little sister Marigold ended up too spotted to be considered a show dog. So many things to worry about when finding that ideal show puppy!