I'm new here. I have previously showed whippets, but recently got myself a borzoi to show. He is currently 13 months, so is in the junior class. He has already got 2 cc's and an rc, and I have been really excited about his show career. I had an awful experience this passed weekend with an international judge (from India) who essentially told me that he had a disqualifying tail fault (a ring tail) and has no place at a champion show. I always believed he had a sable tail, but maybe I am just confused. He holds his tail low and swooping while he is stacked up and relaxed, but when he gets excited he tends to curl the tip over. As soon as he relaxes the tail straightens out. I have attached some pictures - please can the experienced show hands tell me if his tail has a disqualifying fault and if I would be better off stopping showing him? I don't want to waste my time showing him if there's no point to it, if he's not correct I will simply neuter him and he will become a sofa pet. In the pictures he is the dog on the far right (with more color) or further in the distance than the other pictured dog.