100 lb. Club - A COMPLETELY off topic puppy update




cfmama
09-03-2009, 06:18 PM
Those of you that have been around for 7 or so months know that I got a purebred Rough Collie girl (show quality) as a 100 pounds lost present to myself ;) Well... my darling teeny baby puppy is off to her first shows this weekend! She's just over 7 months and turning out absolutely fantastic :)

(dog show person talk ahead)

She's debuting in Kamloops and then heading with her breeder/handler to Skaha Lake the next weekend. Her head profile is to die for and her movement is so correct it's not even funny. Gorgeous!

Without further ado... Miss Bella aka Cherfire's Silver Nymph


patchworkpenguin
09-03-2009, 07:05 PM
She's beautiful!

Slashnl
09-03-2009, 07:09 PM
What a sweetheart! Hope she does well!


ubergirl
09-03-2009, 07:53 PM
Adorable!!! And what a great idea for a 100 lb loss present.

I just got a new puppy too, and I've been thinking what a great motivator she is for exercise.

ernurse
09-03-2009, 08:04 PM
She is beautiful....How did you get involved with training....I have a pure breed Blue tick coonhound and would like to do something with her like what you are doing.. We've done the simple sit, shake, but then I started working alot in the emergency department. Just curious how you went about it. :hug:

GirlyGirlSebas
09-03-2009, 08:07 PM
Tammy, she is gorgeous!

c_laura
09-03-2009, 08:22 PM
she's beautiful.

cfmama
09-03-2009, 09:07 PM
She is beautiful....How did you get involved with training....I have a pure breed Blue tick coonhound and would like to do something with her like what you are doing.. We've done the simple sit, shake, but then I started working alot in the emergency department. Just curious how you went about it. :hug:

She's a show dog ;) Not an obedience dog. So I taught her to "stand", bait with cookies, let her teeth be examined, "stack" and so on. We'll start obedience training pretty soon but it's not a requirement for conformation showing.

WildThings
09-03-2009, 09:10 PM
She's beautiful! I lost my collie in January at 15 years old...they are my favorite breed (I just don't tell that to my chow/corgi mix). As soon as I have a house, or at least a place I can have two dogs, there are two collie rescues in Columbus, Ohio were I live that I plan to get another collie from...just have to get a bigger place first.

kiramira
09-03-2009, 09:47 PM
Let us know how she does! She's beautiful!!! Just like her fur mama!!!
:hug:
Kira

CountingDown
09-03-2009, 09:57 PM
Oh, my. What a beautiful animal! She is awesome!

Windchime
09-03-2009, 10:08 PM
She's lovely. I love her little dainty white feet!

Janis427
09-03-2009, 10:32 PM
Beautiful Collie. Hope she gets to bring home some ribbons. Please let us know.

cfmama
09-03-2009, 11:11 PM
Thanks everyone! Sending my "baby" off without me was HARD but I just can't get away the weekend before school starts. I know her breeder will take good care of her :)

Getting her ready was a trial! I clipped all of her whiskers off. Then clipped her nails SHORT. Took the glue out of her ears (you speed sew them to get them to tip) and cleaned them. Brushed her teeth. Washed her face. Did a complete brush out (about an hour) THEN a lukewarm bath with oatmeal whitening shampoo, THEN a blow dry and ANOTHER comb out.

Those little white feet? SOOOO dirty before I started ;)

I'll keep this thread updated through the weekend with her results!

Bunnababy
09-04-2009, 12:53 AM
From one show person to another "I need to know about her movement!" She looks like a beautiful girl, keep my fingers crossed for those all precious points.

cfmama
09-04-2009, 01:39 AM
She really moves with the purpose and grace that you would expect from a well bred Rough Collie. She has a certain freedom about her movement and she COVERS the ground darn near effortlessly!

what kinds of dogs do you have?

SweetScrumptious
09-04-2009, 09:46 AM
GORGEOUS DOG! I love her!

Deputing in Kalmloops? Where abouts do you live? Me - I'm bound in Kelowna!

Serephina
09-04-2009, 09:49 AM
She is absolutely beautiful! Good luck with the show and I will be watching to see how she does.

cfmama
09-04-2009, 11:38 AM
GORGEOUS DOG! I love her!

Deputing in Kalmloops? Where abouts do you live? Me - I'm bound in Kelowna!

I'm in Prince George! Actually her breeder lives in Kelowna and that is where we got her from. There is a big show in Kelowna this fall that Bella will be going to as well.

kaybelle9
09-04-2009, 12:07 PM
I had a pure bred male collie growing up... He would "herd" my siblings and I together whenever we went out into the yard. :lol:

I never knew about cutting the whiskers... I always thought that was bad for them, or is that just cats?

Best of luck to you and your lovely dog!

cfmama
09-04-2009, 12:19 PM
Cutting whiskers is bad for cats not dogs. And it's a show aesthetic thing... lol.

I have a pembroke corgi and Bella and yah. The kids are ALWAYS being herded... as are the cats... and the guinea pigs ;)