:Ponya’s Slideshow

Showin’ her off…

5 Comments on “:Ponya’s Slideshow”

  1. Susan says:

    Isn’t she a beauty. Is it my imagination, or is her hair curlier than a lot of the Gompas? And is she mostly silver, like Panchen/Champ?

  2. lhasalhady says:

    No, Ponya’s hair isn’t curlier than a lot of the Gompas. The ability to see the wave in the hair is determined by several things in addition to genetics. Length of the hair is one. Note the hair coming down from the top of her head. It’s straighter than the hair on her legs. That’s because longer hair allows for more ‘drape’. The heaviness, the density of each individual hair will also contribute. The hair over the neck and shoulders (imagine the mane of a lion) is heavier than the rest of the body hair.

    When dogs are kept with short hair, it can be difficult to determine the actual wave in the hair. There simply isn’t enough of it to allow the wave to show. I consider Ponya’s hair to be ideal in texture and quality. It was easy to care for when she was in full length coat. She has a nice proportion of undercoat to guard hair.

    Panchen and Ponya have the same coat color, at least in phenotype. Probably in genotype too. Texture wise there are small differences. Champ had less undercoat and finer guard hairs compared to Ponya.

  3. Too bad we didn’t get photos the day she achieved her International CH in Greeley, Deb!

  4. Susan says:

    Well, I’m very partial to her tousled look. I’d love to have my dogs looking like that, but short short hair is the only way they can survive with our dry weedy summers and wet puddly winters. Luckily they don’t seem to be vain, or maybe it’s because all the mirrors in the house are too high for them to see their short haired little selves….

  5. shelley says:

    I too am a fan of the “bedhead.” she looks like she could take on any accidental wanderer! (or at least get a second look).

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