Not quite sure of your meaning here. Does your friend actually breed dwarfs or Minis? Also, in the US and across the world, Shetlands come in various types and sizes.
She has rescued a couple dwarfs in the past year. I helped pay to have one gelded so no oops babies. She has another friend who is trying to talk her into breeding the dwarf mare with her mini stud. She even went so far as to say that the dwarfs are nothing but "old type Shetlands."
Your guy is a great example of an "old type Shetland." So that is why I asked about copying the picture. I'd love to show her a prime example. I am trying my best to talk her out of breeding the dwarf for to many reasons to list.
Edit: I asked about the first picture because it shows his muzzle really well, shows his sturdy little legs to be straight and true, his belly doesn't nearly drag the ground, and he isn't longer by twice what he is tall. Her dwarf is parrot mouthed ( I think that's the term for the over shot muzzle) crooked little short legs, and her body is WAY to long for her legs. Her belly almost touches the ground.
I miss you Rascal. Every day, all day.
Last edited by Rascaholic; 10-27-2011 at 01:40 PM.