Now, Tucker, in the above 2 pictures at 9 mths of age.
I get so many inquiries about whether I breed show quality pups. Well, in my opinion it's not that easy to tell if they will turn out to be "show quality" by the time they leave here at 8 or 9 weeks of age. A better marker of what they truly look like as adults is the 4 month point, if you ask me. And, yes, I believe that many of my puppies here have ended up as show contenders--but, were bought by Pet only homes.
The latest show quality puppy we produced here was Tucker (original name Smokey). He has remained on the small side, at almost 10 months of age--just a little over 4 lbs. But, it's not his weight that makes him show quality--OMG! It is the conformation, bite, coat, color and head that I think are SPECTACULAR!!!
I had a suspicion about him--and I was right. If it were a perfect world I would be showing my dogs--but, heck, you know a little thing called life makes it kind of hard... Maybe in the future...