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The Magnetics

Posted By: DonParrot

The Magnetics - 08/09/11 10:02 PM

Hi everybody,
looked for a forum to introduce myself, here, but didn't find one. So, I think I'm going to introduce myself with some pics of two of our five dogs, the Bearcoat Shar Peis īJ. P. McEnroe and Miss MoneyPenny (clockwise) A.K.A. 'The Magnetics'. by the way, my name is Nicolaus.


Das Dynamische Duo 1 von don_parrot auf Flickr
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Das Dynamische Duo 2 von don_parrot auf Flickr
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Das Dynamische Duo 3 von don_parrot auf Flickr
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Posted By: Peggy Sue

Re: The Magnetics - 08/10/11 02:10 AM

Hi Nicolaus, and welcome. I love the Bearcoat and thanks for introducing me to this line of Shar Peis. I really like the second shot of your two dogs. Looking forward to more of your posts.
Posted By: DonParrot

Re: The Magnetics - 08/10/11 10:36 AM

Hi PeggySue,
thanks for your comment. Yes, I love the Bearcoats too. Unfortunately, the breed masters (don't know the proper English term) opted for withdrawing the Bearcoat's breed standard, in the early 1980s and so, they have become extremely rare, in Europe. Although the first Shar Pei Champion in the Western World - in the 1970s - was a Bearcoat. And although there were just about 150 Pei worldwide somewhen in the 70s, resulting in an extremely small gene pool.

All this doesn't mean that there aren't many Bearcoats born but the majority of the breeders are cruel enough to just kill the Bearcoat puppies as they don't want the public to know that their breed has got the Bearcoat gene.

Fotunately, there are some breeders - such as Sandy Shreu in Australia - who breed Bearcoats, nevertheless.
Posted By: Sunstruck

Re: The Magnetics - 08/10/11 06:02 PM

Beautiful Photos Nicolaus, and welcome! I love the second photo also. They look like big fuzzy teddybears.
Posted By: DonParrot

Re: The Magnetics - 08/10/11 06:42 PM

Thanks, Penny.
Got loads of pics of these two and certainly will upload some of them, every now and then.
Posted By: James Morrissey

Re: The Magnetics - 08/10/11 07:58 PM

Hey Don,

Welcome to the forum! You definitely started on the right foot! Nice shots.

Cheers
James
Posted By: Jim Poor

Re: The Magnetics - 08/10/11 08:04 PM

Beautiful!

Is the bear coat a desirable trait in terms of shows? We have a fluffy corgi and although we LOVE the long hair, it's considered a defect.
Posted By: DonParrot

Re: The Magnetics - 08/10/11 08:59 PM

Originally Posted By: James Morrissey
Hey Don,

Welcome to the forum! You definitely started on the right foot! Nice shots.

Cheers
James

Thanks, James, your praise is appreciated.
Posted By: DonParrot

Re: The Magnetics - 08/10/11 09:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim Poor
Beautiful!

Is the bear coat a desirable trait in terms of shows? We have a fluffy corgi and although we LOVE the long hair, it's considered a defect.

Unfortunately not, Jim.
As I explained further up in my reply to PeggySue, the Bearcoats lost their breed standard status in the 1980s. It's a real pity, particularly because of the extremely small gene pool. And of course as they are the most beutiful subspecies of the Pei breed.
By the way, my vet also has got Corgis and one of them is fluffy, too.
Posted By: Jim Garvie

Re: The Magnetics - 08/12/11 01:26 PM

Don,
great dogs and super shots. Those are the first bearcoated Shar Peis I've seen and they are gorgeous. I have similar shots of two of my Rotties -- Sundance and Moxie -- running around the yard with Moxie attached to his cheek! BTW, we have a long-coat Rottie who is out of our stud dog. The long-coat gene is a recessive that is actually in all lines but long coats are considered a disqualifying fault in Conformation. Yet most of the long-coats I've met have great temperaments and excellent structure. Maybe it's time to add a Variety to both breeds smile.

Jim
Posted By: DonParrot

Re: The Magnetics - 08/13/11 01:54 PM

Originally Posted By: jimgarvie
Don,
great dogs and super shots. Those are the first bearcoated Shar Peis I've seen and they are gorgeous. I have similar shots of two of my Rotties -- Sundance and Moxie -- running around the yard with Moxie attached to his cheek! BTW, we have a long-coat Rottie who is out of our stud dog. The long-coat gene is a recessive that is actually in all lines but long coats are considered a disqualifying fault in Conformation. Yet most of the long-coats I've met have great temperaments and excellent structure. Maybe it's time to add a Variety to both breeds smile.

Jim

Hi Jim,
I fully support this petition. I generally am of the opinion that today's standards are far to narrow (hope you understand what I want to say). 100 years ago, the looks of the dogs representing the same breed differed far more than they are allowed to today. To achieve the standards we've got more and more inbreeding, resulting in more and more diseases and allergies. It's so idiotic.
Posted By: StarrLight

Re: The Magnetics - 08/22/11 05:48 AM

I never even knew there are long coated Sharpeis! cool dogs, great action shots.
Posted By: DonParrot

Re: The Magnetics - 08/22/11 06:34 AM

Thanks Diana!
Posted By: drpotter2807

Re: The Magnetics - 09/10/11 11:11 PM

Great images!!! So good in fact I went to go check out what you shot with! The clarity is wonderful on these! And of course the subjects are pretty darn cute themselves!

Welcome from a fellow newbie!

Rachel
Posted By: DonParrot

Re: The Magnetics - 09/11/11 01:11 AM

Originally Posted By: drpotter2807
Great images!!! So good in fact I went to go check out what you shot with! The clarity is wonderful on these! And of course the subjects are pretty darn cute themselves!

Welcome from a fellow newbie!

Rachel


Thank you, Rachel!
Very kind words.

And yes, I love my Olympus gear.
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