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Okay, I know she's not a GSD (or any recognizeable breed or mix thereof) and I have no problem if this thread is deleted for that reason. But I'm trying to learn how to compare standing structure to how the dog moves. And since it's easiest to compare with a dog you own (versus photos online), I present Risa.

Natural stack (GSD-style):

Posed stack (sorry it's dark):

Flying trot:
 

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Thanks guys! She is definately very agile and speedy. This dog LOVES to run. Nothing makes her happier than an opportunity to run full out and expend some energy.
She is a pretty tireless trotter. . .she just spent an hour and a half running the fenceline at a friend's house without much of a break.


I took another picture of her GSD-stacked so you can get a better view of her front assembly. I have the most trouble figuring out the shoulder-angles and withers.


She was listed as a Border collie mix at the shelter though I don't know if that was their guess or what her previous owners told them. I don't think she's a GSD/Pointer mix because she's not quite large enough.
She's only 43 lbs and 22 inches at the withers.
 

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Ris always seems to initiate the 'guess the breed' game.
I wish there were a way for me to know for certain what she is. So many people want to know (but me most of all).

But no critiques on her structure?
*pouts* I know she's got a steep upper arm and a really steep croup. How does that effect her movement? Her reach?

Yep, that is Lake Elmo, MTAussie! It's a great place to go for a walk and Risa likes to go swimming there. Even though she's only been in the water 3 times. I'm hoping to get her out there again this year more frequently to get some good exercise without worry of overheating.
 

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Thanks for the input. Does her lack of follow through decrease the amount of rear drive?

A runner she is, for certain.
Though she has a pretty effortless trot as well. Seems like the general consensus is that she'd make a good agility dog--which is great. Because that's exactly what I was looking for when I got her.


 
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