[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: THE LONG COATED SHEPHERD

  • From: Ruth Hartridge <rhartrid@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: marhaven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, edangsd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 05:58:07 -0700 (PDT)

LONG coats RULE ! MY Landaleighs'Heineken was by far one of the best ever 
!Date: Sunday, September 13, 2009, 8:33 AM



Carolyn, 
I don't disagree with you often, but I have to here. It is a fault and we all 
know there are many finished champions with serious faults. There are numerous 
breeder judges that I have talked to that said they would put up a coat if it 
was the best dog and they should.

I kept my first coat in 30 years and now regret selling several others before 
her. She is almost perfect , except for her coat. No, I am not going to show 
her. She is proving much more valuable as a brood bitch. Her name is No 
Laughing Matter and she is the 2009 #3 Fut-Mat Dam from one small litter and 
has a champion and major reserve progeny at 12 months of age. Go to 
www.Valerieharrington.com and click on Events, the Wolverine gaiting photos, if 
you want to see her.

Ann


----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Martello" <marhaven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: rightdogphoto@xxxxxxxxx, "DaList" <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 1:08:01 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: THE LONG COATED SHEPHERD 

AH yes........I didn't even get into how most don't repel dirt.........<G>
Here we have "RED"  clay / dirt......along with all the grasses and weeds that 
go with 
living in the Country and on the trails or hiking.
Same way with poor feet or too much length of back, or too low stationed and 
deep in body.....if 
you take them out on trails in the rocks, etc....or along the rocky river 
banks.....or herding.....you can
tell why all these flaws really do matter.    We have a perfect Standard  IMO.
We kept a long coat .....once........when we lived up in the Mountains of 
Donner Lake / Lake Tahoe
area.    The ice balls on her in the winter ( and they were LONG winters )  
cured me......let alone 
the black dirt up there and stickers when you take them out hiking ........and 
they stay wet a lot longer
when swimming.   
I learned early on from Eric Renner that they would not take them for Guide 
Dogs either for the 
same reasons.   Too much maintenance for a blind person.

On cement and couches and patios and lawns they are fine.     <G>


Carolyn    marhaven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.Marhaven.com


  From: Ruth Scheubler To: DaList Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:45 AM
  Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: THE LONG COATED SHEPHERD DISQUALIFIED OR A WINNER?


  Good reply, Carolyn.
  I also find there is a care issue when you have a dog with a long soft coat 
our in the field. In pet homes they are fine and on very short grass sheep 
arenas, but get them out in brambles or those dreadfull foxtrails or screw weed 
and you have a huge issue. And then there is the adobe clay -- 
  Ruth

  ________________________________
  From: Carolyn Martello <marhaven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  From: Barbara Galasso To: 'Showgsd-l' Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:59 
AM
  Subject: THE LONG COATED SHEPHERD DISQUALIFIED OR A WINNER?
  http://insidethegermanshepherddogsworld.blogspot.com/


  Hi Barbara;
  Great articles on your blog.     I enjoy reading them and really appreciate 
the way you continue
  to try to get a discussion about 'DOGS'  started.

  Regarding the subject about long coats I probably will be the "odd man out"  
on this one as they
  are automatically  'disqualified'  by us in our breedings for keeping,  or 
breeding.  <G>

  Even though it is considered a minor fault......we place long coat puppies as 
nice pets as quickly
  as we can once they are vaccinated and clear the Vet check.    Occasionally 
one is definitely as nice
  as you describe in your article......but they are placed as pets and not kept 
for breeding purposes.
  We have never utilized a long coat to try to get more coat in our breedings 
either.    It just is not something
  we felt we needed to do although we love a thick lush coat as much as 
anyone.  
  I don't personally believe you have to breed to a coat to get a lush thick 
coarse correct coat......?

  Also,  when we place a long coat puppy I really work at getting them in homes 
in the city where they are
  just exposed to lawns and cement.   <G> 
  We live in the Country......and in our area when the deer migrate through in 
the winter ticks can be a problem.  
  Also Fox Tail  stickers and what I call 'Velcro' stickers are a problem here 
and our land is not ALL immaculate 
  lawns and the dogs are not kept in cement kennels but loose on the property 
much of the time.   To try to deal 
  with a long coat with any of the issues described above...from ticks to 
stickers in the area can be a real problem.
  In the snow country......the snow 'balls up'  in little balls of ice on their 
coat and won't easilty brush off.
  Not to mention the simple fact that the coat is incorrect in it's 
length.....BUT also in the texture.   It is often
  WAY  too soft to repel dirt, water, stickers, etc.
  I am just grateful for the loving homes that actually want a long coat to 
place them in .....and I never worry
  about letting a pup go that is wonderful in bone, or gait or conformation.    
  I love it when we have dogs that do not carry the coat factor.     Just 
another 'minor'  fault to not have 
  to be concerned with.   <G>
  My goal is always to get all the wonderful attributes you mentioned........ 
with a normal correct coat.   <G>


  Carolyn    marhaven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  www.Marhaven.com





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