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Superficial injury 3 days before the show

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simple17
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Tell us about yourself: My wife and I have an dutch shepherd puppy (9.5 months as of this writing). We are interesting in showing her and going through agility courses when she is old enough.

Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by simple17 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:33 pm

Three days before our first conformation show, my dutch stumbled in the back yard while playing and scraped her leg on the concrete patio just above the dew claw. It is very superficial scrape, but there is a noticeable bald spot about 1" wide x 0.25" high. A little bit of road rash that I think will be healed by showtime, but the fur won't grow back that quickly. She is 9 months old and competing in the puppy class. What reaction/response can I expect from the judges? Should we consider removing her from the event?

As a proud parent I had to attached a picture of our dutch. This was taken a few days prior to the injury (no gory wound pictures). The scrape doesn't seem to bother her in the least. She is was 51 lbs and 23.25" tall at 9 months (about 2 weeks ago).
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alspyce
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Tell us about yourself: I am in New York State. Got my first DS about 14 years ago (more or less as a rescue- lost her in Nov.). After years of GSD's, and a few dogs of other breeds (Rotti/Beauceron/Ger. Shorthaired Pointer/ Yorkie and my current Jack Russell) I now have another DS, 4mo female, no name yet, tho I have a few in mind.
Also have a horse-old quarter horse mare-32.
Can't wait for all the snow to get gone! Spring is coming too slow this year!
Location: Corinth, New York

Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by alspyce » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:42 pm

Go To The Show!!! Judge may ask what happened, but it shouldn't matter much in Puppy Classes. It will be great experience for both you and your pup. Very pretty pup - good luck! If she starts limping you can always pull her from her class, but the experience is what you should be focused on right now anyway. Make it as much fun as possible for her. Let us know how she does!
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simple17
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Tell us about yourself: My wife and I have an dutch shepherd puppy (9.5 months as of this writing). We are interesting in showing her and going through agility courses when she is old enough.

Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by simple17 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:13 am

We went to the show. She was the only dutch shepherd there. By the 4th show she had things figured out and scored a 3rd place in the herding group.
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Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by johninny » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:31 am

congratulations. was there any comment on her scraped leg?
did you both have fun? was it a first for you also?
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simple17
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Tell us about yourself: My wife and I have an dutch shepherd puppy (9.5 months as of this writing). We are interesting in showing her and going through agility courses when she is old enough.

Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by simple17 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:30 pm

No one noticed the scratch on her leg, or if they did no one mentioned it. The show was a first for me, my wife went to dog shows in Germany when she was young, but UKC is a lot different. We took turns showing off our Dutch Shepherd, Cara. There were lots of questions about her breed and where we got her (Cher Car Kennels, St Johns, Michigan). Only 2 or 3 people there actually recognized her as a Dutch Shepherd. We did 2 shows on Friday, but only the morning show on Sat and Sun. Friday was a long day, I think we all enjoyed doing the single morning show Sat/Sun and taking the afternoon off. Although Cara seems to enjoy the extra attention, I think she prefers playing Frisbee. She will be 10 months next week.
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alspyce
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Tell us about yourself: I am in New York State. Got my first DS about 14 years ago (more or less as a rescue- lost her in Nov.). After years of GSD's, and a few dogs of other breeds (Rotti/Beauceron/Ger. Shorthaired Pointer/ Yorkie and my current Jack Russell) I now have another DS, 4mo female, no name yet, tho I have a few in mind.
Also have a horse-old quarter horse mare-32.
Can't wait for all the snow to get gone! Spring is coming too slow this year!
Location: Corinth, New York

Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by alspyce » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:55 pm

Congratulations! Hope you all had fun!
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Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by LyonsFamily » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:25 am

That sounds like a lot of fun. I really like UKC, although my current gang doesn't do conformation. If your wife is used to Germany shows, you may like the IABCA shows too.
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Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by Dutchringgirl » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:29 pm

Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!! glad you guys had fun
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Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by Raven » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:32 pm

FYI, this is a year-old post; OP has three posts, none since a year ago that I can tell.
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Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by Dutchringgirl » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:59 pm

Raven wrote:FYI, this is a year-old post; OP has three posts, none since a year ago that I can tell.

Opps
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Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by Raven » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:15 pm

:lol: I've NEVER done this. :whistle:
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Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by LyonsFamily » Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:41 am

Raven wrote:FYI, this is a year-old post; OP has three posts, none since a year ago that I can tell.
What?! When did it turn to 2015?
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Re: Superficial injury 3 days before the show

Post by Duke » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:21 am

LyonsFamily wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:41 am
Raven wrote:FYI, this is a year-old post; OP has three posts, none since a year ago that I can tell.
What?! When did it turn to 2015?
Seriously, when did 2017 happen..?

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