[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: gaiting

• From: carolyn mckenna <carolynmckenna@xxxxxxxxx>
• To: marhaven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, RChesnut70502@xxxxxxx, AGray40366@xxxxxxx, Bokenkampgsd1@xxxxxxx, lindenhillgsd@xxxxxxxxxxx
• Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 07:36:39 -0700 (PDT)

```              Absolutely, Mike.  I have used this to show a newby what is
meant      by "....the fewest number of steps ......"  Simply count the number
of times       the dog's left front foot contacts the ground between two ring
posts.                              Carolyn

--- On Mon, 7/6/09, Lindenhill <lindenhillgsd@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Lindenhill <lindenhillgsd@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: gaiting
To: marhaven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, RChesnut70502@xxxxxxx, AGray40366@xxxxxxx,
Bokenkampgsd1@xxxxxxx
Cc: utter227@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, July 6, 2009, 7:19 AM

If you want to be truly accurate on the fewest steps across a measured
distance you could always do the following.

Measure your own stride, and walk off a section of the ring between two
points of reference to gauge the distance and count the strokes each dog
takes to move across it, hopefully on a loose lead. Using this strategy -
speed does not matter - the fewest steps win - always.

The only other variable that comes in to play at this point is the size of
the dog(Length and Height). A larger dog always has the potential to
outstroke a smaller dog if they have equal angulation. I haven't worked out
the math yet, but am guessing that an inch in height could result in 2-4
inches longer in stride

back to sleep

M

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Martello" <marhaven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <RChesnut70502@xxxxxxx>; <AGray40366@xxxxxxx>; <Bokenkampgsd1@xxxxxxx>
Cc: <utter227@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2009 11:35 PM
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: gaiting

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