Sini

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Woodlooks Gypsy Girl

S44896/2005, FIN46490/05

Born 11.6.2005

Finnish Briard Club's Agility beginner 2009
  Agility briard 2009, 2010
  Active briard 2010

Breeder kennel Woodlooks Ingela Holm Torsby Sweden

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height at withers 64 cm

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weight 33 kg

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hips A/A

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elbows 1/0

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knees X-rayed 1.8.2006 clear

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back X-rayed 1.8.2006 clear

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eyes examined 24.8.2006: no HC, PRA, RD;

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eyelids:  extra eyelashes or distichiasis or cilia aberranta, slight

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genetic CSNB free

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colour blue (born grey)

Examination for breeding - Selectionne

Paimio 15.7.2006 intermediate class, only measurements and judgement of exterior

Judge Jacques de Brouwer

MEASUREMENTS:

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height at withers: 64 cm

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length: 72 cm

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chest measurement: 74 cm

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length of head: 26 cm

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length of skull: 12,5 cm

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length of muzzle: 13,5 cm

CONSTRUCTION:

  Judge's comments Qualifications
Dentition complete scissors bite   EXC
Eyes   EXC
  Colour should be darker TB  
Shape of eye   EXC
Head     EXC
  Ratio between skull and muzzle   EXC  
Ratio between heigth at withers and length of head   EXC
Pigmentation   EXC
Ears   EXC
  Carriage   EXC
Set on ears   EXC
Type and expression   EXC
Stop/ parallelism   EXC
Body     TB
  Proportions   EXC  
Neck   EXC
Topline   EXC
Loin   EXC
Croup   EXC
Chest not developed enough TB
Bone   EXC
Front and frontquarters     EXC
  Shoulders slightly open TB  
Quarters as seen from front and profile   EXC
Feet   EXC
Hindquarters     EXC
  Hind angulation   EXC  
Hocks   EXC
Quarters   EXC
Feet   EXC
Double dewclaws     EXC
Coat     TB
  Colour   EXC  
Texture of coat puppy coat texture TB
Length of coat   EXC
Movement regular, but must develope   TB
Tail     TB
  Length short TB  
Carriage and set-on set high TB
Shape   EXC
Carriage in movement carried high TB
General type and conclusions     EXC

Comments: Good construction, sturdy, not ready in development. Promising type. Movements must develop.

Conclusion:

Overall grading: TB

Sini at breeding examination

Hämeenlinna, Aulanko 7.8.2011 Selection -class

Judge Christiane Comby, Switzerland

MEASUREMENTS:

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height at withers: 62 cm

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length: 70 cm

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chest measurement: 82 cm

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length of head: 26 cm

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length of muzzle: 11 cm

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length of skull: 15 cm

CONSTRUCTION:

  Judges comments Qualifications
Dentition cmplete scissors bite  
Eyes    
  color   EXC
shape of eye   EXC
Head    
  Type and expression   TB
Ratio between height at withers and length of head   EXC
Pigmentation   TB
Ears carriage   TB
Set on ears   TB
Stop/ parallelism   TB
Body    
  Proportions   EXC
Neck   TB
Chest short TB
Topline   TB
Loin   TB
Croup   TB
Bone   TB
Front and frontquarters    
  Shoulders   TB
Quarters as seen from front and profile   TB
Feet   EXC
Hindquarters    
  Hind angulation   TB
Hocks   TB
Quarters   TB
Feet   TB
Double dewclaws ok  
Coat    
  Colour   EXC
Texture of coat   TB
Length of coat   EXC
Movement   TB
Tail    
  Length and set-on just EXC
Carriage in movement   TB
 

Comments: Not in good condition for the exposition.

COCLUSION: TB

 

Exterior

Sini has the best construction of the briards I have owned. Her proportions are good, but I would have wished that she had been at least a couple of centimetres less high at withers.

Her head could be slightly wider and eyes darker. They are still rather dark for blue briard's eyes. Dentition is complete and bite correct at least for now.

Front angulations could be better and chest more developed. Also the elbows are rather loose in movement. Little fault, though usually not noticed in shows are the double dewclaws also at frontquarters.

Angulations behind are good. Double dewclaws are excellent and set low. Tail is little short, set little high and too often also carried high.

The quality of the coat is good, but it is quite thin and short on the sides and back and there is very little underwool.

Health

Sini has healthy hips (A/A), but there are slight changes on left elbow (1/0).  Knees and back are X-rayed and healthy.

Sini's eyes are clear, but there are some extra eyelashes in outer parts of the eyelids (cilia aberranta). So far I have kept them off with tweezers. I check them when there comes more secretion. Otherwise they have not troubled so far. They are somewhat hereditary, but I have not heard of many other cases in briards.

Sini has had no allergies or stomach problems etc. so far.

Blood tests were taken 20.2.2008,  normal blood samples and thyroid tests. All other resuts were normal, but thyroglobulin autoantibody TgAA was on the limit. Positive TgAA result refers to autoimmune thyroid disease that often later turns to clinic hypothyroidism. Sini's result was inconclusive and in these cases the new test is reccommended after 2-6 months (and in every case once a year till the age of 6). Sini will be tested again, but the time is difficult to say. Females should be tested during sexual rest period (anestrus). Some say about 100 days from heat. Sini was tested less than three months after heat. Could that have affected the result? New thyroid test were taken 10.11.2009 and 13.10.2011 and the results were still normal.

You can find the test results here.

Sini's poor coat that came after the puppies is obviously due to the blue dog syndrome or CDA (colour dilution allopecia).  The skin biopsy that was taken in April 2009 showed changes that are typical to it. She has not at least yet had any problems with the skin.

Character

In my opinion Sini has more capacity to work, sharpness and will to defend and  fight than Obi had. The estimation on will to defend may be false, because Sini is very keen to guard and it doesn't always mean a will to defend. Sini is also soft and little insecure, but lively. At home she is calm though. She is a little reserved with strangers. I have not noticed any fear of shots, but she reacts to loud and unexpected sound by trying to figure out where they come from. Sini is easy to train. She likes both toys and food. At times I would wish her some more ability to concentrate.

Sini's character was tested 18.4.2010 in Koivumäki Tampere. Judges were Pekka Orava and Pasi Halme and she got 95 points:

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I Capacity to work -1 Small

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II Sharpness +1 Small without remaining desire to attack

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III Will to defend +1 Small

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IV Will to figth -1 Small

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V Nerves +1 Little uneasy

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VI Temperamet +2 Moderately lively

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VII Hardness +1 Little soft

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VIII Accessibility +3 Kind, accessible, open

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Fear of shoths +++ Secure

 

 

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Updated 22.10.2011
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