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Firts time bully owner

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ralph1330, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Ralph1330

    Ralph1330 Puppy

    I have a 8 months old female bully and just wanna know what color she is and if she looks ok
     

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  2. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Looks chocolate to me.
    Conformationally speaking, I am no expert, but I know enough to get me in trouble. If you get a side stacked pic of her people could chime in and let you know if they see any major conformation faults.
    My bully mutt has several faults herself, definitely not a show quality puppy, but that's okay. I just like to know, because I can always inform curious people that this isn't within breed standard or this is....and I like to know just to expand my own knowledge base a bit.
    Welcome! What's your girl's name? She sure is cute...love those ears!
     
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  3. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  4. Ralph1330

    Ralph1330 Puppy

    Her name is athena, heres a 3 months and 5 months photo of her
     

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  5. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    Welcome! Love her ears.
    Her rear is a little high, but that can change as she grows. I would take a couple pounds off her, personally!
     
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  6. Pitbullmom1

    Pitbullmom1 Big Dog

    Very cute
     
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  7. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    Welcome to the forum!!
     
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  8. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    I think she’s gorgeous!!! My girl has ears like hers, I love them!!!!!
     
  9. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Okay, better lighting...chocolate bluie to me.
    AS for confo....off the top of my head..topline is high, rear legs look good, neck is short, stop is too deep, hard to see chest, but elbow angulation looks off to me, and tail looks challenged, but not gay. Pasterns, I have trouble with evaluating. So I'm no help there.
    Would need front and rear stacked to eval fore and hind quarters.
    Remember, I am no expert. This is just what I have learned from having friends in conformation and lots and lots of reading on confo for myself (I find it interesting)
     
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  10. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I would say she is a dark Isabella (dilute chocolate), not blue, based on her skin pigment and nose.
     
  11. Ralph1330

    Ralph1330 Puppy

    Some pictures of athena
     

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  12. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    She's beautiful!
     
  13. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

  14. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    Yeah I believe she has a 'swayback' topline (referring to the slope), but things can change as she grows and much of conformation only aesthetics not health or even functionality.

    What are your plans for her? Not that you need to have any, just curious.
     
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  15. Ralph1330

    Ralph1330 Puppy

    Shes just a pet not planning to show her. But my parents are planning to breed her
     
  16. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    I would advise against, as I don't believe in breeding dogs with poor conformation or without proper health testing and papers (which hasn't been mentioned, not trying to imply anything). I would suggest your parents research reputable breeding practices.
     
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  17. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    I would also advise against breeding her. I know it sounds like it's a slam dunk in terms being able to profit from the pups, but it rarely works out that way. Say, she has a litter of 10 pups, first of all, many things can go wrong during the whelping and would you know what to do if she ran into complications? Do you have a vet on call if she goes into labor at 2 am and needs help? Being a first time owner, that puts a lot of pressure and unnecessary stress on you. Breeders normally have seasoned mentors for this sort of thing.
    Say those 10 pups came out all healthy and happy. Do you know 10 people that are willing to purchase those pups from you? Good homes that are going to be responsible owners for such a controversial breed? I would bet a paycheck that you get "stuck" with some of the pups. Then what? Dump them in a shelter because you don't want to train/feed/deal with a pack of puppies. Now you are contributing to the overpopulation of unwanted pets.
    Your girl, although adorable, has some conformation faults, that does not make her a good representation of the breed. Breeders should be breeding to perfect the breed, not just slap any two dogs together to make cute puppies. Breeders spend years researching pedigrees to try to make a good pairing with their "stock" to try to advance or preserve the breed.
    This breed has health issues, have you tested your bitch for those, so she doesn't pass those genes to her offspring? These issues cost a lot of money to be tested for and are not something a vet down the street can give her a quick check up and clear her of genetic abnormalities. (hips, eyes, cardio-24 holter, thyroid to name a few)
    What about temperament? Can you research her pedigree to stack the deck in your favor (so to speak) to make sure that the pups will have stable temperaments? That is uber important in a breed that is condemned unfairly and easily.

    Love your girl, have fun with her, but leave the breeding to the experts.
     
  18. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    My aging eyeballs, I swear I see blue in that nose. But I trust you, maybe I don't see blue.
     
  19. jaguar3

    jaguar3 Puppy

    Congrats!
     
  20. Ralph1330

    Ralph1330 Puppy

    Athena and her father
     

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