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What doe having a "weak rear" mean?

I see and hear this a lot, but not sure what it means? Would it be possible for people to post good rears vs. weak rears and explain what the critical eye is looking for?

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Sometimes a 'weak' rear isn't all that weak. If the front is very heavy it came make a normal rear look weak. This seems common in GSL lines. See a lot more super-duper fronts and blah rears there.
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And now that everyone is breeding for a huge head, what will that do to the rear?

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Good question. I don't like those big Akita heads at all...no more than I like weak, over refined heads.

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Weak rears often include cow hocks (hocks rotate in toward the body) as well.
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Neither of the dogs pictured...look to have weak rears.....they have difference in amount of angulation.

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JMVHO. First picture looks more balanced in amount of angulation, very little. Stark has more rear angulation. Neither looks 'weak'. I am guessing that Zefra is the more fleet and agile. Also guessing that she will look very different in a few months when she starts to fill out.
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JMVHO. First picture looks more balanced in amount of angulation, very little. Stark has more rear angulation. Neither looks 'weak'. I am guessing that Zefra is the more fleet and agile. Also guessing that she will look very different in a few months when she starts to fill out.
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I had a dog that exhibited what might be called a weak rear. I don"t have a picture handy. He had very long bones in the rear legs, long hocks and extreme angulation at the stifle. Never clean going away at any speed.
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