A Sphinx down in a down where all their legs are underneath them and they're straight and ideally attentive. The idea being that they can get up and move again quickly...like the sphinx. I've always seen it taught best from a stand with the front legs going down first. NEVER from a sit and then lured down.
As opposed to the more relaxed slightly off kilter down, where the back legs are off to the side and the dog is generally more relaxed
My dogs all naturally go into this more relaxed down if they are in a more relaxed frame of mind...which doesn't include training and competition.
Bianka vom Eisernen Loewen IPO3, CGC, TC 1-3-08
Cade vom Eisernen Loewen IPO1, CGC 3-25-09
D'Artagnan (Tag) vom Eisernen Loewen BH 2-2-10
G Aiko von Burkndeiros SchH 3, IPO3, FH, TC, KKL2 9-17-02 (Retired)
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