[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Long Strided Dogs and Evaluating Puppies

  • From: Windwalkergsds@xxxxxx
  • To: showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 12:01:00 EST

In a message dated 12/19/2007 9:32:58 AM Mountain Standard Time, 
spotted101@xxxxxxxxxxx writes: 
> So my question is..... Based on how Jamie says it, if they have correct 
> croups, they should have follow through.. Do dogs with correct croups NOT 
> have 
> proper follow-through?  Would would make the difference? Long stifles, no 
> second thigh?
> 
> Guess I should have elaborated further.....Yes, they can have a correct 
> croup but still be lacking in follow thru and for the reasons you mentioned.  
> If 
> the long bones in the leg (tibia and femur) are not of corresponding length, 
> you have trouble.  This is one of the most common problems I see when judging 
> today....the lower leg is either too short or too long in relation to the 
> upper thigh.  If the lower leg is too long, you get a twisting motion and/or 
> dragging and sometimes people confuse this with a locked hock.  If it is too 
> short, you don't get the follow thru either.  
>     Balance....always the key, whether evaluating individual parts and/or 
> the entire dog.
>     I rarely put into words sufficient to my thoughts, so I hope I haven't 
> confused anyone.
>     Jamie
   

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