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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 07:57 PM
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very handsome boy, love his head .
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High withers, dips behind the withers, croup is slightly steep and should be longer. Sufficient angulation front and rear, upper arm should be longer. Hard to see his feet the way he is standing. I would like to see a better head and stronger lower jaw. Eyes could be darker. Color is OK.

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High withers, dips behind the withers, croup is slightly steep and should be longer. Sufficient angulation front and rear, upper arm should be longer. Hard to see his feet the way he is standing. I would like to see a better head and stronger lower jaw. Eyes could be darker. Color is OK.
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Any idea what causes that dip behind his withers? Here is another picture where you can see his feet.
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Any idea what causes that dip behind his withers? Here is another picture where you can see his feet.
Here you go, courtesy of Wildo;
"The Dip" -T11 Anticlinal Vertebra and Understanding the Topline

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I would like to see slightly tighter feet. Funny, this is something the judge never commented on at the show.

Try stacking him a bit more naturally without the head up so high. When the head is up in such an unnatural position it tends to cause the back to sag or drop (does the same in horses when the position is forced instead of developed through training). He also is not built to carry his head that high.

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