Thanks so much everyone!
I'll say it quietly so Shannon does not get jealous...Lucy is beautiful. Glistens in the sun.
I'm in CA at least a dozen times a year for work. Maybe one day we will get lucky and make it out of NJ too
Thanks Courtney! But Shannon has no reason to be jealous, she is a stunning girl! Which BTW it seems forever since we have seen pictures of you girl! hint hint
Cali is a great place to live, but I loved NJ too and do miss it. We seem to move so often, I try to take the attitude of home is where you make it.
Originally Posted by CalamitysHuckleberry View Post
Beautiful! Forgive my ignorance but I see a certain theme here with the show dogs. The marking on the chest, in order to show, it shouldn't be there other than above the front legs? (If that made any sense)
Thank you! Sorry, but I am not entirely clear on your question. I think you are referring to the rust patches on the chest? Here is what the breed standard says in terms of markings: Rust, sharply defined, appearing above each eye and on muzzle, throat and forechest, on all legs and feet, and below tail. White patch on chest, not exceeding ½ square inch, permissible."
Some dobes have larger chest markings and some smaller, where they are barely visible; and some are deeper rust and some lighter. So there is definitely some variation out there. But they should not have markings other than those noted in the breed standard. Hope that helps!
Okay, forgive my ignorance but I had no idea Lucy was so stunning. I thought she was nice before but I guess I'd had never seen stacked pictures. She has a wonderful head too. Miss Gidget is looking good too, beautiful aussie pup! What you said about their playing is the way it is here too. Pup starts it they place nice for a bit until Eli gets too excited and then he can do the doberman bam slam play and that is too much for Seb. He tries though. LOL LOL. I have the boys you have the girls. I too feel somewhat overwhelmed with the two. I haven't gotten Eli out for therapy work because the pup has classes on the weekends and he has one during the week in the evening too. I'm trying to get him used to everything also except he hasn't been in the ring but I have been doing some practice handling class. We start beginning agility Feb 9 and I'm super excited about that. Right I guess Eli is getting the short end of the stick but since he is 4 and not a show dog nor a competiton dog in any way he can hang. Still, I need to get him to the nursing home that loves him. The kicker is working full time and then finding a few times in that day to practice with pup so I get up super early and I work him out in the back with the patio lights on at night.
Aww, thanks Lori! I think Lucy's head is probably her best feature. It's funny though because her head is so delicate and small that some people think she is still a puppy sometimes. LOL. OK, yes she is on the small side of standard at about 24.5" but she is no puppy anymore, even though she still acts like one at times. LOL
Oh boy, I bet you can definitely related with Eli and Seb to what I am dealing with! Lucy is just crazy with her boxing and other antics! I hope she gets to play with one of her handler's dogs today and tomorrow because poor Gidget can only take so much! LOL. I suppose in another month or so it will be better. Too bad we don't live closer and Seb and Gidget could play and Eli and Lucy could play too! You sound super busy too with everything Seb is doing. It's hard to juggle everything, huh?! At least it is for me. I have to really figure out what Lucy enjoys too - I am not sure she is really a huge fan of obedience. And I don't want to push her in areas that she is not really having fun. She loves to show but I am sure we would not special her, assuming she someday finishes. Maybe she will get more passionate about agility. I am anxious to hear how things go with Sebastian's agility and showing!!
Both your girls are just gorgeous!
I love seeing the comparison pictures between baby Gidget and big puppy Gidget. She looks like a sweetheart.
Thanks!! Gidget is definitely a sweetheart. I feel like we got really lucky with her temperament. And yes, I love to compare baby pics to now! I was really surprised how much that blaze changed too, but a friend of mine warned me it would probably not stay as bold as it originally was.
Originally Posted by Tollers-n-Dobes View Post
Also, I think I've only seen a handful of Lucy pictures in the past. She is beautiful!! I've always thought that, but she looks especially pretty in some of these. And I love the one of her sun bathing. My crew is jealous. They want to live somewhere where they can bask in the sun for more than a few months a year haha.
Gidget is adorable and sounds wonderful, too. :-)
Thank you! It sounds like you and I both got really lucky with our Aussie pups. Having good breeders is worth so much. It sounds like you are super happy with Journey's breeder and Journey is a super sweet girl, and is beautiful to boot. Yes, we are a bit spoiled with the weather here. I'm actually from the Pacific NW originally, which is very grey and rainy, so I absolutely love the weather here. Although I miss the 4 seasons we had on the east coast. It was in the 30's at night here in Southern Cal recently though and all my local friends were freaking out and canceling training classes since they are outdoors at night. LOL. I was pretty excited to get out all my winter coats, hats and scarves and be able to bundle up! And Lucy got to wear her winter coats for a change.
Made my day, bigtime.
Thanks so much for the update.
So glad you enjoyed!