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  • #61640
    *jody*
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    I dont want to bother the breeder as its her birthday, but just a question for any Rough/sheltie owners.

    Jake is 10 weeks, he is 9½ inches high which by the Sea Isles growth chart says he’s doing okay size wise, but one of his ears has pricked up.

    Is now the time to use to Kaolin (which I have never used btw) or do I leave it?

    Of course still not sure if his merling is going to be okay for showing but i still wanted to try and do my best with the rest.

    #82086
    *Lassie*
    Member

    Just use a small bit, too much and it will have the opposite effect as it will strengthen the ear muscles 😉

    #82087
    GSPmad
    Member

    no help – but as part of my life learning experience can someone explain about the sea isles growth chart and the kaolin (which i use for dodgy tums  ??? ). Thank you.  🙂

    #82088
    *jody*
    Member

    Thank you  🙂  Off down to the chemist then  😀

    #82089

    [quote author=GSPmad link=topic=11940.msg228669#msg228669 date=1215348166]
    no help – but as part of my life learning experience can someone explain about the sea isles growth chart and the kaolin (which i use for dodgy tums  ??? ). Thank you.  🙂
    [/quote]

    The kaolin weighs the ear tips down, as the standard calls for semi erect ears so, if the go fully erect they need to be weighted to help them go the right shape for showing  🙂

    #82090
    GSPmad
    Member

    thanks foxy.  🙂 do remember meeting someone with shelties who was using blu tak for something or another to do with ears.  ???

    #82091
    *jody*
    Member

    The Sea Isles chart is a chart to help plot a sheltie’s growth and size 🙂

    #82092
    GSPmad
    Member

    ok thanks.  🙂

    #82093
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Here you go GSP  http://bowlingsite.mcf.com/size/size.html
    As for the ears  ::) I have never weighted them so no help there, some of mine winged about a bit when they were teething but have never had to weight them, did know a breeder that used wine gums, they would have lasted at least two seconds in this house
    Val

    [quote author=GSPmad link=topic=11940.msg228669#msg228669 date=1215348166]
    no help – but as part of my life learning experience can someone explain about the sea isles growth chart and the kaolin (which i use for dodgy tums  ??? ). Thank you.  🙂
    [/quote]

    #82094
    *jody*
    Member

    😀 wine gums wouldnt last here either, not with Dante around!

    Ill try to get a photo, cameras on charge at the moment.

    #82095
    GSPmad
    Member

    link doesn’t work val  :-\ but thanks, will try typing it into google later. wimbledon starting now.  ;D

    #82096
    Anonymous
    Guest

    try this one bowlingsite.mcf.com/size/size.html

    #82097
    *jody*
    Member

    Here we go, little monkey stayed still for long enough  😀  The wind blew it slightly, but it is a little more pricked than this.  Its hard getting pictures as he keeps barking at the camara.

    #82098
    *Lassie*
    Member

    Love the crossed paws ;D he is cute :-*

    #82099
    *jody*
    Member

    Hee hee , he’s a little toad  ;D, he’s in his crate having a little snooze at the moment, having a break from nicking the kids socks  😀

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