German Shepherd Dog Forums

German Shepherd Dog Forums (http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/)
-   The Breed Standard (http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/breed-standard/)
-   -   Dumb question - "upper arm"? (http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/breed-standard/417906-dumb-question-upper-arm.html)

isisgsd 03-01-2014 12:10 AM

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 03-01-2014 12:29 AM

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.


Sent from Petguide.com Free App

MaggieRoseLee 03-01-2014 10:41 AM


lhczth 03-01-2014 10:42 AM

3 Attachment(s)
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 10:44 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Short upper arm:

isisgsd 03-03-2014 12:15 AM

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 09:51 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.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome