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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Do PKs Count?

I know VTs and DeTs can't be in USA shows, but what about PKs? I heard anything without a 180* caudel is a major fault and isn't going to win. I have a PK so I wanted to see if there's an actual diagram that shows proper form. xD
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 07:26 PM
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Yes. A symmetrical PK can be shown but an Asymmetrical PK without a 180 degree spread wouldn't do well

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So 1/2 of the PK's caudel has to match the other half?

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Huh? Search up on google the difference between Symmetrical (Shortfin HM) PK, Asymmetrical PK, and Traditional PK. Also by Symmetrical PK, I meant Traditional PK on that item post. Sorry

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Sorry, I was thinking of symmetry too deeply. xD I'll search it up right now..

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Normal asymmetrical pks must have 180 degree spread?
Does wild count?Because most of the asymmetrical pk here are not 180 degree.

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Yes any PK are ok for shows but as long as it meets IBC Standards. You have 3 types of PK groups, which are Traditional, Asymmetrical & Symmetrical

TRADITIONAL:


ASYMMETRICAL:


SYMMETRICAL:

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Aren't asymmetrical PKs just HMPKs? Traditionals aren't due to their caudel and symmetricals have different dorsals.

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asymmetrical are HMPK, traditional are PK. but terms get thrown around quite often though and it kind of blurs the lines.

the example above even the ones listed as "traditional" are actually more of an HMPK with a poor caudal than a traditional. Traditional is more along the lines of a wild with a more spade shape tail and less symmetry matching dorsal to tail.

Not sure how important the "perfect D shape" is in an asymmetrical as my boys have done extremely well in shows and have the more rounded caudal edge similar to traditional example "A" there.

Wilds have their own separate class.
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Why does my traditional pk don't have 180 degree spread?

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