Old Scars

“Old scars and injuries, the result of honorable work or accident, should not be allowed to prejudice a terrier’s chance in the show ring.” The mention of scars (or broken teeth) as a result of “honorable work,” seems to elude the critics of dog shows who assert that dog shows are nothing more than a beauty pageant. The first line of this post, in fact is from the Parson Russell Terrier’s AKC breed standard. Does your breed’s standard allow for “battle scars?”

‘Parson Russell Terriers with Saddle” by Sue Deutscher

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