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isisgsd 02-28-2014 11:10 PM

Dumb question - "upper arm"?
 
I can't for the life of me tell the difference between a steep, short, long, etc. upper arm when looking at pictures in the "Critique My Dog" section.

Can someone post pictures of dogs with "desirable" upper arms vs. steep/short/whatever upper arms? And maybe draw points on the pictures, since I don't really know where I'm supposed to be looking? :confused::confused:

LeoRose 02-28-2014 11:29 PM

Well, I can give you a good example of poor conformation.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3745/...f9132fa0_c.jpg
The girls, a mockingbird, and Connor 069 by RBElwell, on Flickr

Leo has a very straight, upright shoulder, and a short forearm. She also has a narrow front and tied in elbows. The end result is very little reach in front, and an overall lack of agility.


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MaggieRoseLee 03-01-2014 09:41 AM

Conformation

GSD Puppy Conformation - picking the right puppy - Page 1

http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/uplo...ppy%20good.JPG

Leerburg Dog Training | Balance Problems With the American Show German Shepherd

THE ILLUSTRATED STANDARD OF THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG

http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/userfiles/3(45).jpg

lhczth 03-01-2014 09:42 AM

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Here are three photos I did some editing to a few years ago. All have long upper arms. The line from the elbow to the point of the chest.

lhczth 03-01-2014 09:44 AM

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Short upper arm:

isisgsd 03-02-2014 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lhczth (Post 5115954)
Here are three photos I did some editing to a few years ago. All have long upper arms. The line from the elbow to the point of the chest.

I guess I'm still not really getting it. I have that same picture of Bodo vom Lierberg saved on my computer, and even though I see the line you drew on his picture, I don't actually see anything on the dog's body that indicates where the upper arm "ends", so to speak. http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...iuAi52zaCr.gif

Hopefully that makes sense. xD

lhczth 03-03-2014 08:51 AM

The upper arm runs from the elbow to the point of the shoulder. Go feel it on your own dog. That will help you visualize it in the photos.


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