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My new girl

I'm in love <3 But what do you think?

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Wow she is stunning!!!
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Love her coat and color!




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She is very good looking
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Jackie,

What are your thoughts on her croup? She looks very good.
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Re: My new girl

I think it's a little short...maybe a degree too steep. Mostly I want a bit more length of croup.

What do you see?

I go back and forth about it...American croups, to me, can be very hard to define because of the way the topline is, where as it seems extremely definitive on the German dogs (all lines).

Here are some gaiting stills, so maybe you can discern something from them:







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Hey! We call it a sidegait because her hindfeet come along the side of the front feet?

(SEE? I TOLD you we needed a "Duh" smiley".. seriously, I just noticed that...)

I like her reach. See? I can say reach! And I'm right, too, right? She has good reach? Front foot going right under her nose at the trot?

I don't know much about croups, but she looks very harmonoius and streamlined. No extra bulky look to her, no coarseness, and everything about her... just flows.

I want that tye-dye shirt! Darn. I'm too old for tye-dye.

PS-- I just noticed that her butt is also holding itself up. Meaning, she isn't extreme in her angulation like I have seen at a big show in GA. She has strength to her hindquarters, too.. nice transmission in gaiting. She is PRETTY!! I have no idea what I am talking about, but, she is PRETTY!!

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Re: My new girl

Actually, we call it side gait because we're viewing it from the side xD

Her front foot goes just past her nose (when she's moving well)...lands just in front of it I think. She could use the tiniest bit more. A longer croup would also give her better transmission in the rear (I'd like to see a little more drive).

Her topline is absolutely SOLID in motion. I personally do not think she is overly long...nice short back.

And god, don't look at the tye dye shirt....I look like a hippie xD

I'm glad you like her so much

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I think her croup looks much better in the motion pictures. I really couldn't tell from the other photos - perhaps a little short/flat, but much nicer in the second set.

And oh yea, "Peace out" in your bad tye-dyed tee! Reminds me of my younger days ...
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Re: My new girl

ROFL Doc.

That T-shirt is from a friend that used to work at Good Humor. It says "Cherry Garcia" on it if you couldn't tell xD

And you're right about her croup in the other photos...it just seems "all connected" to the topline of the American dog, whereas IMO, with the German dogs you can go "Oh hey! There it is!" I don't know why it seems that way to me, it just does, lol.

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