Boy, ask ten people for an opinion and you'll get ten different answers. So, two weeks ago at the shows in Springfield, the two Cardi breeders I asked to evaluate Elli weren't all that whooped about her, citing many of the same "flaws" that I did. Bummer.
Then, at a kennel club meeting last night, I had two OTHER Cardi breeders look at her, and they both really like her. Aargh. Of course, this shouldn't surprise me, considering the judges are much the same way, each liking different things.
Ah, dog shows. More or less a crapshoot.
However, I'm feeling less discourage than I was two weeks ago. I guess the moral of the story is that we just need to see how she grows up. She may end up being the foundation of Smalltyme Cardigans after all.
Memo to self: Insert some pictures into the blog when you're at home this weekend.
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