Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: PoeticGold Farm- Falmouth, Maine; Pomfret, CT
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I dont think COI has much to do with missing teeth. I can think of a few lines frequently missing teeth, though I have never owned a dog without full dentition( yet). Often if a judge in a panel is seriously known as a "tooth fairy" , you will see that 1/4th of the entry skips that day. When 3 teeth are missing, it is more drastic than one for making it a grave flaw. Handlers devise ingenious ways to hide missing teeth, which many judges know well- the game of chess/cat & mouse plays out sometimes. How serious are missing teeth? In a grey area dog with lots of other faults, it might lead do the decision not to show. Plenty of really nice dogs finish missing a tooth though, as most judges consider it a fault but not the worst by far. If I had a wonderful pup lose baby teeth and not emerge with full dentition, I would soulsearch about the dog- not sure what I would then do except weigh it against the overall quality.
I listed my stud dog on OFA for full dentition, and I will with HipHop also, so it is one less thing for bitch owners to worry about. As a bitch owner, I would like that info to mull over, but probably wouldnt rule out over it as my girls have all teeth.
GR-DE297/16M-VPI DENTITION DATABASE Sep 15 2014 Oct 13 2014 16 FULL DENTITION
BISS GCHS CH Tamarack Billions Of Stars Over Poeticgold CD RN TDI CGCA CGCU CGC OS Top 20 2015 (Mystic)
BISS GCH CH RainyDay PoeticGold Secret Society BPIS CGC (HipHop)
GCH AM CH Harborview Sweeter Than 'Shine At PoeticGold CGC (Lush)
AM CH Pebwin Reverie SoothSayer CGC BPIS BPISS ( Sayer)
(the baby) PoeticGold Golden Pond How To Save A Life CGC AM CH Pointed ( Dreamer)