Karlin, just out of interest what are the main differences between show quality and pet quality dogs? Obviously potential show dogs would have no little health issues that pet dogs can sometimes have, but what else denotes a show dog? Do breeders know when the puppies are still very young if they are pet or show quality? I'm just interested because sometime ago we put our name down for a pet dog with a show quality breeder. We never heard back (though we didn't get back to her either.) I often wondered how many dogs out of litters like that would be sold as pets only, and how they'd know which were which early on.
Cecily, owned by Dougal (B&T boy, age 2) and Dora (Blenheim female, age 2, rescue)
Cavaliers at the bridge, much missed and not forgotten: Aggie (tricolour female) and Rio (Blenheim female) and Tandie (ruby female)