SOON WE WILL SEND YOU EMAIL AND PUBLISH evaluations of all dogs, divided into classes, with points and comments.
Before seeing results, please read this words from the Judge Marion Ten Cate:
Explanation of my judging.
First of all I like thank all participants for entering their dogs. You all have done your best to send nice photo’s and video’s . I think it was a lovely entry and I understood that the photo’s were send from many different countries which is nice. I enjoyed this virtual dog show but it was really hard work. It was a lot more work than I expected because I had to look at the photo’s and video’s over and over again. Although I can see a lot about the quality of a dog on the photo- when the photo is made in the correct way. I still missed my hands to feel whether I was right or not. Coat sometimes hides the body shape. Another problem is size. Which is not always easy to estimate. Sometimes a big handler makes a dog look small or a small handler can make a dog look big. I could not check the teeth. In the showring presentation and temperament is also important . So it might happen that in real life I will grade the dog different because than I can touch it and see the whole picture . Than I can compare the dogs and let them move again to see which one moves best.
I hope you are happy with the results.
Kind regards, Marion ten Cate
WHO CAN TAKE PART:
Everyone can participate! Even those who have never attended an official dog show will be able to take part. Take a look on the dog published as an example and try it!
Sheltie with ears up are also allowed, even if they are not in standard. They will receive a low score on the ears, but they will have a chance to get involved in all the other part of the judgment.
HOW TO TAKE PART:
- Send 2 photos and 1 video of your dog (or dogs) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, if possible position the dog on a surface in which feet can be well visible.
PHOTO 1: subject seen from the side, then in the “stand” position, like the dog is placed in the ring, perpendicular to the person who is taking the picture, to evaluate the body. Take the picture from the same level of the dog. Attention: bluemerle shelties must have pictures of both side to evaluate the colour.
PHOTO 2: subject seen from the front, then with ears in attention and eyes towards the person who is taking the photo, to evaluate the head.
VIDEO: to see the movement of the dog, if you can, please record a video of the movement forward / backward from the person who is recording the video and a circle counterclockwise, with the dog on your left. The movement must be a trot, a slow walk is not good, neither a run. Usually a quick walking of the person is fine with shetlands to make them trot.
- Add a small description: YOUR NAME AND SURNAME, PEDIGREE NAME OF THE DOG, DATE OF BIRTH OF THE DOG, CLASS (young, adult, champion, etc), SEX OF THE DOG.