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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2010, 04:10:00 PM »
I have be told that a cowlick on the neck is a mark of a champion.

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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2010, 04:23:08 PM »
I have be told that a cowlick on the neck is a mark of a champion.

If that were true I'd have 2... :laugh4:
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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2010, 04:31:39 PM »
Jetta's fur is already longer than most boxers...Bo has a dark line from the neck to the tail down the middle of the back that's about the same color as Jetta's fur, while his is a few shades lighter other than that line.

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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2010, 05:15:46 PM »
Grady was the only pup in my litter that had that , I know Harley has one .  All of my pups have pronounced  cowlicks on their shoulder blades also from Harley  :)   Rip had a tiny one on her left side  ::)      So I would say that Harley was a big influnce when it comes to Cowlick's  ;D    :smitten:
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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2010, 05:42:27 PM »
That's interesting, Heather - only Grady? We all knew he was "special." LOL Does Ripley have the "mowhawk" on the top too, or just Harley?
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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2010, 05:45:46 PM »
Why is that supposed to be a bad thing? I don't have one with one, but it seems odd to me that this would be seen as a problem? I guess it could be said that it goes against the part of our standard that talks about the coat being short and tight fitting, but that's a bit of a stretch to me. . .
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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2010, 05:52:27 PM »
Why is that supposed to be a bad thing? I don't have one with one, but it seems odd to me that this would be seen as a problem? I guess it could be said that it goes against the part of our standard that talks about the coat being short and tight fitting, but that's a bit of a stretch to me. . .

Well, honestly to me it has never been a bad thing - until I read the comment in the boxer ring magazine. She (Mz Gunter) said that boxers were meant to be a smooth coated breed and she saw it as a flaw even though the standard did not specifically mention it.

Honestly I think we have more important things to worry about.
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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2010, 06:12:58 PM »
I agree!!


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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2010, 06:42:21 PM »
Absolutely! When we can fix long loins, poor front and rear assemblies, poor movement, poor heads, poor toplines, the list goes on, then we can focus on colics. :laugh4:

And the bottom line is that the standard doesn't mention it. How are we all supposed to play by the same rulebook if people continuously make their own interjections into our breed standard?
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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2010, 07:18:03 PM »
Exactly! That's why I wondered if judges would really deduct points for it? Seems so odd when there's more important things to consider. There is "no perfect boxer" - so it's not like judging two "perfect" dogs would come down to a lil tuft of hair up on the neck. Seems a bit picky to me....but what do I know? LOL
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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2010, 09:44:55 PM »
That's interesting, Heather - only Grady? We all knew he was "special." LOL Does Ripley have the "mowhawk" on the top too, or just Harley?

Nope only Harley ,  poor Rip only has a micro cowlick on her left side by her elbow .   
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Re: Ridges on the neck
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2010, 10:54:31 PM »
I don't think it's so much a bad thing, just bugs me. Probably wouldn't really notice it on someone else's dog, I just tend to pick my own apart...
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