Join Date: Jul 2010
Dogs Name: Irongates East of the Sunrise, aka 'Jada' CGC, WAC, GrCh. Cha-Rish Mine To Imagine, WAC
Titles: CGC, CH. WAC GCH
Dogs Age: DOB:5/21/12, 1/26/15
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Lol, MC. The first time I entered my cat in a show was my first time at a cat show and I too, was mesmerized. I kept getting distracted and wandering around looking at all the cats so that one kind soul kept track of me by coming to get me, 'Miss your number was called and your cat is up'
I hope Brit breeders don't get pulled into any exaggeration for our breed. I haven't seen it here, but I don't have the time to travel the country for shows anymore.
Delta airlines had classified BSH's as a brachycephalic breed and would no longer allow us to ship our kittens. I argued and argued with them about it. Not that I made any difference, but someone did because they deleted the BSH's from that list just last year.
Did you attend a CFA show or a TICA show?
Our standard says in regards to BSH's...'Individuals should convey an overall impression of balance and proportion in which no feature is exaggerated to foster weakness or extremes.'
It would be sad if the extreme type were put up by judges as some breeders tend to follow whatever wins big and breed to THAT standard.
It would be sad to bring all the problems that brachycepalic brings to our BSH's. They have sweet open faces, with no breathing problems or eye problems.
Regarding LH's - I am in the process of registering dam and Miss Priss, as we call her with TICA. They allow the LH's to be shown. She is too nice not to show and her type and gene pool would be a shame to lose. So I will breed her to my male this time that is (clear) not a carrier. All kittens will be carriers, but no long hairs. Then will keep a kitten from that and breed again to a non carrier and keep a kitten that is clear and again breed to a clear. I believe it takes 4 gen of that to bring, back into CFA recognition.
"Lots of people talk to animals...Not very many listen, though...That's the problem. " ~ The Tao of Pooh