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03-03-2014 08:51 AM
lhczth 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.
03-02-2014 11:15 PM
Originally Posted by lhczth View Post
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.

Hopefully that makes sense. xD
03-01-2014 09:44 AM
lhczth Short upper arm:
03-01-2014 09:42 AM
lhczth 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.
03-01-2014 09:41 AM
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02-28-2014 11:29 PM
LeoRose Well, I can give you a good example of poor conformation.

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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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?

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