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Large Boxer

Discussion in 'Showing - questions and answers' started by morrissey11, Feb 25, 2007.

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  1. morrissey11

    morrissey11 Super Boxer

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    Just wondering if there is a size limit on showing your dog?
    Do they have to be the standard Boxer to show? So many people have asked if we are going to show Reilly, (not really thought about it), but he is a big boy, 26 inches at the shoulders and 81 pounds, he's not fat atall, just big.
    Thanks for any info, Kate.

    PS. I'm going to post pictures of him soon.

    Reilly, 12 months, adopted Jan 2007

    Morrissey, our angel
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  2. gmacleod

    gmacleod Elusive Moderator Staff Member

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    There isn't a size limit as such - there is simply a breed standard. And anything about an individual (other than those faults considered so serious as to eliminate the dog - such as disallowed colours) that doesn't match the standard, or blueprint, is a deviation or a fault.

    In the US, the standard allows for a dog to be up to 25.5" tall. 26" is thus technically a deviation - but it is a small deviation (and in fact, may not even be noticed). If it is noticed, it would be punished to a degree in line with the extent of deviation - that is, small ;) Bear in mind that there is no dog yet born that doesn't deviate to some degree from the standard.
     
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    morrissey11 Super Boxer

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    Thank you for the info! Kate.

    Reilly, 12 months, adopted Jan 2007

    Morrissey, our angel
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    Alisha Mobley Boxer Insane

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    The AKC standard says:

    However, in the AKC ring, Boxers being a bit over sized is quite common so as gmacleod said, 26" may not even be noticed. ;)
     
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