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Sophia Sadeyes

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Shoulders?
« on: March 20, 2009, 09:13:14 AM »
So I *think I know what nice shoulders look like- I often hear of straight shoulders...Can someone please post a picture of nice and not so nice shoulders? I'd like to make sure I understand.
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Hanna Banana

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Re: Shoulders?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 09:18:55 AM »
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Re: Shoulders?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 09:23:26 AM »
 :thumbsup: that works. I thought I saw another diagram somewhere else too. hmmmmm.
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Re: Shoulders?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 09:28:31 AM »
http://www.worldwideboxer.com/ANATOMY.html

Shoulders to me are the hardest thing to figure out (angulation wise) esp in a picture.   I think you really need to see the dog in person to find out where the shoulders lay to see the entire picture.

When the shoulder is not laid back as more it give the dogs a more straight look.  like this dog -  and having straight shoulders with correct quarters cannot balance the length of the stride. - hence why you need to see them move to see the entire picture.

 

Where as when the shoulders are laid back more it looks like this -
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Re: Shoulders?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 09:40:26 AM »
Just to add... dog A is in balance because he is also straight in the rear!!   
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