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Laurabehjet
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20-05-2013, 11:08 AM

Penelope - border collie

anyone want to critique my 5 month old female border collie Penelope? she's from a working farm dog line. I will try and get a snap of her standing but she doesn't stay still for very long!

Well proportioned,smooth outline showing quality, gracefulness and perfect balance, combined with sufficient substance to give impression of endurance. Any tendency to coarseness or seediness undesirable.

characteristics
Tenacious, hardworking sheepdog, of great tractability.

temperament
Keen, alert, responsive and intelligent. Neither nervous or aggressive.

head and skull
Skull fairly broad, occiput not pronounced. Cheeks not full or rounded. Muzzle, tapering to nose, moderately short and strong. Skull and foreface approximately equal in length. Stop very distinct. Nose black, except in brown or chocolate colour when it may be brown. In blues nose should be slate colour. Nostrils well developed.

eyes
Set wide apart, oval shaped, of moderate size, brown in colour except in merles where one or both or part of one or both may be blue. Expression mild, keen, alert and intelligent.

ears
Medium sized and texture, well set apart. Carried erect or semi erect and sensitive in use.

mouth
Teeth and jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, I.e, upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

neck
If good length, strong and muscular, slightly arched and broadening to the shoulders.

forequarters
Front legs parallel when viewed from the front, patterns slightly sloping when viewed from side. Bone strong, but not heavy. Shoulders well laid back, elbows close to body.

body
Athletic in appearance, ribs well sprung, chest deep and rather broad, loins deep and muscular but not tucked up. Body slightly longer than height at shoulder.

hindquarters
Broad, muscular, in profile sloping gracefully to set on of tail. Thighs long, deep and muscular with well turned stifles and strong, well let down hocks. From hock to ground, hind legs well boned and parallel when viewed from rear.

feet
Oval in shape, pads deep, strong and sound, toes arched and close together. Nails short and strong.

tail
Moderately long, the none reaching a least to hock, set on low, well furnished and with an upward swirl toward the end, completing graceful contour and balance of dog. Tail may be raised in excitement, never carried over the back.

gait/movement
Free, smooth and tireless, with minimum lift of feet, conveying impression of ability to move with great stealth and speed.

coat
Two varieties, 1. Moderately long 2. Smooth. In both, top coat dense and medium textured, undercoat soft and dense giving good weather resistance. In moderately long coated variety, abundant coat forms mane, breaching and brush. On face, ears, forelegs (except for feather) hind legs from hock to ground, hair should be short and smooth.

colour
A variety of colours permissible, white should never predominate.

size
Ideal height dogs 53cm (21 inches) bitches slightly less.

faults
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness of which the fault should be regarded be in exact proportion to its degree.



10 weeks

And now, 5 months...











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20-05-2013, 11:10 AM
Hmm, don't know what's going on with the picture there :s
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20-05-2013, 11:37 AM
Sheh is gorgeous, I just love the ears.
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20-05-2013, 11:56 AM
Absolutely gorgeous She looks like a little livewire
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16-09-2014, 06:32 PM
What a gorgeous girl you are darling Penelope!

I adore those cute alert eyes and seems to be those spiky ears has lots of things heard like those beaming satellite discs from the TV stations. I'm sure they have heard a lot of buzz lately huh girl? Would you mind sharing some with us? :P
Way to go Gorgeous Penelope!
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