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Too short backed
« on: January 22, 2010, 01:30:41 PM »
I know it is not all that hard to find a dog / bitch who is too long . But I do not think I have ever seen a dog who was too short . I know I have seen some young dogs who look way too tall. But because they are about a year old  I would not consider them too short backed as when they matured they look square .

Ar there many dogs out there that are ending up too short backed because they are getting so tall?

Is it really even possible for a boxer to be too short backed .

With all my looking I am starting to go :dizzy2:.
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Re: Too short backed
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 02:03:25 PM »
I know I've seen dogs this way (foreign dogs) but can't think of any off the top of my head (and I don't think it's a result of being out of standard in height). But yes, there are some Boxers that are shorter in body than they are tall.
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Re: Too short backed
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 09:44:05 PM »
Ar there many dogs out there that are ending up too short backed because they are getting so tall?

Don't you think the real issue there is that they are too leggy? The legs should be the same length as the body.  I would say that that seems to be the more common problem today.
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Re: Too short backed
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 10:21:31 PM »
I have to agree with Kerri... IMO the shorter body the better, but the legs on todays Boxers in the ring are crazy!!!!  :o
With the longer legs we are losing SO much stifle, and angulation as well!!
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Re: Too short backed
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 12:34:45 PM »
Ar there many dogs out there that are ending up too short backed because they are getting so tall?

Don't you think the real issue there is that they are too leggy? The legs should be the same length as the body.  I would say that that seems to be the more common problem today.

yes , I agree - many are too leggy . I wrote about being too short backed instead of leggy because I have been looking( and looking and looking )  for short backed studs .
I have short back on the brain .  :dizzy2:
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Re: Too short backed
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 01:47:23 PM »
You do NOT want a dog that is too short backed. They will side-wind while moving to compensate for tripping over themselves.
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Re: Too short backed
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 05:20:52 PM »
That makes sense that they would step on their own feet it they were TOO short.. How many TOO short have you seen in person?
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Re: Too short backed
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010, 05:33:42 PM »
Around here, we have more issues with short briskets and long loins (think extreme tuck-ups). I have seen a couple that were too short (they did sidewind). Note that I'm not just talking about short loin--dogs that are too short in brisket can also have this even if they have proper length of loin. More goes into the length of the dog than just the loin. (I only bring it up because many tend to confuse short loin with short back.)
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Re: Too short backed
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2010, 07:43:52 PM »
I've not seen one in person but agree with Jess, movement would be effected. I've always imagined they'd side wind, move wide in rear or have to be moved extra slow (slow movement way down so steps are smaller).

Standing still, they can make a pretty picture though. :)
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Re: Too short backed
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2010, 08:17:12 PM »
I know of a popular stud that is fairly short backed, and YES, he tracks wide in the rear to compensate.
But then again, his topline has too much slope, so it could be a combo thing.

but he does make a pretty picture standing still (and most of his candid pics he is standing on a slight hill-hmmmmm, lol)
I know the dog, so know their photo tricks too  :roflol:

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