Just a curiosity question here as I'm eventually going to acquire my first show prospect in the future. I know it depends on the judge but how does an extremely flashy bitch normally fare in the ring? The reason I'm asking specifically about a bitch is that I'm wondering if a super flashy bitch (bordering on the 1/3 white) would not do as well since she has a higher chance of producing more white puppies? Forgive me if my questions seem ignorant--I just don't know any better and want to learn more! Also, are breeders also more inclined to use a plain bitch than a flashy as their foundation bitch for a line? I notice that many bitches are used as brood bitches and not finished. How would a breeder start out with an unfinished bitch in this case? Isn't it harder to finish a plain bitch? Would they keep back all of the show prospects and finish them on their own to get their name out there? How can they find a stud dog that would be interested in breeding with an unfinished plain bitch owned by a person trying to start their own line? Or on the other hand, how would a breeder with a super flashy finished bitch find a stud dog that would be interested? In all of these cases I'm talking about a boxer that is close to standard and just different in amount of flash. I know I'm only talking about color here (or lack thereof) and there are many other factors. I eventually want to start my own line and want to start the best way possible. On the other hand, if I was to start with a dog as a show prospect, how common is it that a breeder starts this way and gets their foundation bitch as part of a contract to get pick of litter or 2nd pick of litter for stud fee? How common is it to have a seasoned breeder seek out your "first show dog ever" as stud? Thanks for any input!