Just curious - reading threads in this forum and don't understand what this means. Examples in pictures would be great too!
Thanks for the picture! I'll try to post one of Ridley in the next few days - he's almost finished blowing his coat and should be presentable soon! I'm not actually worried about it for Ridley since he is primarily a companion/pet who is providing me with hours of entertainment and joy! . . . I was mainly curious after reading several threads mentioning it.As some had mentioned, when a dog is standing facing towards you and their front legs/feet/paws are pointing to the outsides (east and west - left and right).
Stark is "easty-westy" so here is an example:
So far it has never interferred with his ability to work, he trains in schH and agility and we have never had any issues.
I have noticed it getting a lot better as he ages, his chest is just starting to drop and I think he has a little more growing to do so I will be excited to see how much is corrected with age/growth.It's really common in young GSDs. You see it a lot at various growth phases when the dog is all gangly and the chest hasn't filled out.
But, I also see it in dogs who don't really have good muscle development. It seems far less common (or it goes away far faster) in dogs who are given lots of exercise and develop good chest/shoulder muscling.
Interesting . . . Ridley isn't quite a year old (next week!) so I guess his may change too!I have noticed it getting a lot better as he ages, his chest is just starting to drop and I think he has a little more growing to do so I will be excited to see how much is corrected with age/growth.
Stark is 22 months old and not neutered and has done most of his growing in the last month or so and I think has a lot more to go. His father started to really fill out around 2-3 years old so I am basing most of my guessing on that plus what his full siblings from the litter before him are like (the non-neutered ones).