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Delphi at 3...and with more weight on her

It was Delphi's birthday today, and we all know that every time one of my dogs has a birthday, there are pictures.

However, I wanted a new critique of her since she's filled out a bit...I would particularly appreciate comments on her shoulder and length of body, I'm not quite sure what I'm seeing in terms of her front (having an issue with seeing the angles).

I'm sorry about the lighting on her pasterns....I can try and make it darker.

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Re: Delphi at 3...and with more weight on her

I think she is beautiful. Sorry can't help with conformation.

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Slightly stretched female with a very nice topline and excellent secondary sex characteristics. High withers, her croup could be longer. Her angulation is too extreme for my tastes, but my biggest complaint is that it is not balanced with the front. Good anglulation in front, but while she has a good length to her upper arm it is VERY upright. This might not be as bad if there was more layback to her scapula. I would like to see firmer pasterns and tighter feet. She has an excellent underline.

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Re: Delphi at 3...and with more weight on her

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Quote:while she has a good length to her upper arm it is VERY upright.
Would you mind explaining a little more? This is something I still don't understand. Since it's "upper arm" I don't stand how it could be upright, since it is vertical anyway, no?

Tighter feet in the front, rear, or both (I do agree they're a bit "open" in the rear). Her fronts are a bit loose, though not as bad as they were (I did her nails today...they got a little out of control with all that's gone on).

If possible Lisa, could you draw some angle lines along the outline out of her shoulder to help a bit?

How does her croup look? I feel it's a bit short.

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Re: Delphi at 3...and with more weight on her

That is the problem. The upper arm is not supposed to be vertical. The upper arm, btw, is the lower part of the shoulder from the elbow to the point of the shoulder.

I would have to find a good photo for you of what I mean by a tighter foot. Someone posted one on another thread awhile back.

Yes, as I said her croup could be longer.

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An example of a correct shoulder.


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and that same dog in motion. See how the shoulder is able to open up and reach without the dog's head being lifted.


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Re: Delphi at 3...and with more weight on her

Lisa, would you compare the above moving pic to Ty's moving pic and the stacked pic to Ty's and tell me what you think. I think your example is a mature male and Ty is still only 16 months so the chest hasn't dropped yet. I'd love to hear a comparison so i know what I am looking at. Thanks
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Re: Delphi at 3...and with more weight on her

Jackie

If you would wear that tie dye tee no one would notice the few less than perfect areas of your beautiful girl. I think she looks better when her head isn't held so hi. I love her top and bottom lines, her croup looks better in motion if I remember correctly. Pasterns a little weak, would like to see them a little more upright.

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Re: Delphi at 3...and with more weight on her

Lisa, who is th edog in the picture??
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