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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Mirada at 7 months

Some lovely pictures taken by my friend Erin today Her topline has gone a bit soft, but maybe I can get some other insight as well.









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Haha, Strauss needs the lovin' too.

Mirada's looking awesome, Xeph! I know nothing about conformation, but she's cute! The pictures are of great quality too.

I'm assuming your friend Erin is the one and only, in which case I'm glad you came back up north and got to visit. I know you were going insane down there.

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Yup, Erin (Keechak) is an amazing photographer. She'll be doing my wedding too

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She is gorgeous that's my offical critque!

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Miranda is different to what i am used to, but i think she is lovely. She is staying nice and dark
Can i ask a favour Jackie?
Can you please stack her up, but not have the inside leg up so far? Just to see the difference it makes? If not that is ok, i will still think she is lovely

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very nice dog and great pics. how do you get her to stand still like that for so long? or was the quick camera work? LOL

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What a beautiful, feminine head. She is gorgeous!
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Gorgeous! How did you teach her to stack like that?
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Is that a natural stack she's doing? I'd love to see my guys to that for more than a split second.

She's just beautiful! At 7 months she has a lot of filling out to do, I think she's going to be stunning as an adult.
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It's actually Mirada, no N xD

The first picture is entirely a free stack. I did not set her up.

Here are a couple more stacks so you can see how she looks on her own:
This is a free stack. I didn't touch her


Another free stack (still taken from video)


Hand stacked




Those three pictures were taken at about 6 months of age

And here she is at 13 weeks


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To answer you both, lots of work We work almost daily on stacking and gaiting. She now not only entirely understands how to free stack, she's figuring out how to lean into the stack and not post.

She will hold a stack at the end of an 8 foot lead and allow a judge to examine her. While I would never do that in a show, I use it for proofing her holding a stack. My husband is not always around to help me take pictures, so my dogs are taught to hold a stack and bait off something I throw, at which point I take the picture.

99% of Strauss's stacked photos are taken by me.

Also, here's some gaiting stills





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