Never thought on changes of directions... very, very interesting. Thanks.
Agree with that, ...what they gain in the modern show structure, they lose out in other areas, in the ability to run and jump with speed in comparison with some other types...JMHOQuote:I respectfully disagree. Of course, a dog that is in good condition and has firm ligaments will be more athletic than one who is less so, all things being equal. I agree with all of your statements about Dingo: balanced, strong back, correct middle. But if you have any background in engineering or complex systems, or have actually worked dogs in schutzhund and herding, you will know that you can not optimize on everything. At some point, every complex system makes a tradeoff; favoring one element over another. Some cars have excellent straight line stability on the freeway but do not have a sharp turn-in into corners. Anyone who has driven high performance cars knows this. You simply can not have everything. In the case of this dog, straight line speed and stability is favored in comparison to maximum manueverability. Personally, I will favor the sportscar over the limousine. But we all have different tastes. The problem with show people is you do not use your dogs in high performance events, gaiting around a show ring is not high performance.