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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Eye color question

I am looking at purchasing a chocolate and white male to add to my family. He has green eyes. Would this be accepted for show? He is registered with the akc thru his litter. I know it says that chocolate ones can have a lighter color then the normal dark brown but does this mean the green ones would be allowed?

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From what I have learned here at the show lighter brown would be ok but green or amber would be a DQ.
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Thanks. That is what I thought but just wanted some imput. I have tried to contact the akc but no reply yet and it has been 4 days.
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If that is true, it is really too bad as that would be one gorgeous dog!!

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Actually incorrect eye color is not a DQ.

"Disqualification
Height at withers under 8˝ or over 11˝ inches except that the minimum height range shall not apply to dogs or bitches under twelve months of age.
Complete absence of black ( or chocolate in the chocolate dog) pigmentation on the eyerims, nose or lips.
Coarse, wiry coat.
An atypical short coat on an adult. (Atypical refers to a smooth, flat coat with, or without furnishings.)"

The standard says...

"The eyes are dark brown, large, almond-shaped, and set rather widely apart. Dark eyes are preferred irrespective of coat color, although the chocolate colored dog may have somewhat lighter eyes."

So off colored eyes could be "faulted" or points taken off (as I understand it), but the dog can still compete.
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Even if it isn't a technical DQ, many judges will pass you over for wins with green eyes, which may be even worse than getting DQs. You could spend a lot of money showing and never win (or worse yet, get second place in a class of one). Green eyes are something that most breeders avoid, and I'd be concerned if a breeder would tell you that dog is show potential. Just my two cents.
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Not show potential no, but gee, how striking would that be? If anyone ever breeds a black dog with blue or green eyes, that one's MINE!!

Of course, I like the combination of dark hair and blue or green eyes in people too!

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Even if it isn't a technical DQ, many judges will pass you over for wins with green eyes, which may be even worse than getting DQs. You could spend a lot of money showing and never win (or worse yet, get second place in a class of one). Green eyes are something that most breeders avoid, and I'd be concerned if a breeder would tell you that dog is show potential. Just my two cents.
I gotta agree with that! If you're looking for a dog to show, this wouldn't be a great choice.
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I also think it's true about the showing, but just like Susan, I love lighter eyes on a dog!

That reminds me, anyone here from Dusty's mom lately?? Been a while....




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I'm still around! I've just been busy. We were on vacation in CA for 10 days (Yosemite, Monterey, Pismo Beach, Santa Cruz, etc). Dusty didn't come on this trip, but entertained some friends of ours who absolutely adore her.
The kids started school this week, and a couple of them have been mildly sick.
Dusty's eyes are kind of a hazel color. We think they are really pretty. I found a decent photo if you can see the color past all the hair in front of her eyes, in spite of the barette my daughter stuck in her hair!

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