> I'm not a handler or breeder but my***er will show this summer.
> She has "snow" nose. My vet says this comes in the winter and goes in the
> She said you can blacken the nose with some "stuff". It can be washed off.
> Ask some other breeders what they use.
> Tattooing is a bit drastic if not downright cruel.
> If you have to hurt the dog to qualify for the ring, s***the ring
> and make him a pet.
> C. Jackson R.N.
> owned by Max the black***er
> and now the lovely Demi, his sister.
Using "stuff", even washable stuff, which alters the natural appearance of
the dog is illegal under AKC rules--not that it doesn't happen, just check
out the grooming area & all that chalk, or the terrier rings and explain
why the Airedales are all the same exact shades of black and red.;-)
If you alter the color of the nose, you risk being fined and having AKC
privileges revoked for a period--lifetime bans are usually for horribly
egregious offenses, like abuse, nonexistant or fraudulent record-keeping,
surgical alterations, *** of judges/officials and such-like. More
likely is that the judge will suspect the alteration and dump the dog--too
much paperwork involved in a disqualification & subsequent hearings.
The other problem with tattooing pigment is that when/if the dog is bred,
the pigment problem will likely be passed on. If by hiding a fault you
deny that it exists, it's not really fair to future generations, is it?
If I bred a ***, and later found that the stud dog I'd bred to had had
his nose tattooed and now I had a litter of dudley/off-color noses, I
don't know what I'd do (well, I do know, but there might be impressionable
children reading) .