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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Question Is this normal? (stacking)

I just happened to come across this dog when doing a web search. I was just wondering if it is normal to stack a dog like this? It looks weird and uncomfortable to me but I don't know much about AKC conformation so I am curious if this is how they're commonly stacked.
Here's the link where I found it, with more photos that are similar.




Another one that is similar and seems to be at a show? (armband)


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looks strange to me too

maybe they are trying to give the sloped back look when the dog doesn't have it?

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that looks weird and painful.

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surely that cant be normal on how to present a dog
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Yes, it is a common look in the AKC/CKC shows, especially the specialty shows.The dogs have a long hind leg which enables the streched out, sloped back look.
And no, for these dogs it is not uncomfortable or painful.
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I think it is to accentuate high wither look. The longer rear leg does make them look more extreme in the stack. The dogs pictured are over stretched as the hock should be set perpendicular to the ground. Daphne is right, it doesn't cause pain.
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Bleh....

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i agree.

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Yes, It is normal show dogs that love the show ring start very young and are very at ease (stacking) standing in this position. They even take this position by themselves.
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Dreadful - but typical of Am bred GSD's I've seen in shows. Not my cup of tea I'm afraid....
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