Lets have a dog conformation thread!

Leo Walker

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Following on loads of horse confo threads, lets have a dog one! Post pics of your dogs below!

I think it will be really interesting to see the different breeds and their intended purpose etc, probably more so for dogs than horses as dogs have been changed soo much by people :)
 

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You can't really see conformation from this, but I love the photo and it shows the differences in labs!

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My two VERY different poodles - and not just because they're in different trims.

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That's Merlin - I fondly refer to him as a "working type" poodle - of course there is no such thing but he is long, lean and leggy. Not typically correct. I work hard at trimming him to try to make him more compact.


And here's the baby - Alice. She's just six months in this and she is much more compact -
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This is Joey at 10 months when I first got him - he looks so different now but it kind of shows how he stands, naturally stacked.

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He looks very striking! I don't think I've ever seen anything like him before, would love to see a close up pic.
 

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Dog #1 - Severely lacking in angulation through both shoulder and stifle. Blew a cruciate at a young age and not very efficient in harness, pounds a lot and finishes tired. Massive ears. Too tall. Good feet, tail and muzzle with foxy expression. Coat short but correct finish.

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Dog #2 - Brilliant shoulder, correct through rear, moves well with reach and drive. Tail correct when standing but in motion curls right over back and becomes exceedingly incorrect. Loose lips/skin on muzzle instead of close fitting, lacking expression, eyes round instead of almond. Feet tending towards too long/hare foot. Good ears, good neck. Topcoat too silky, long and flat. Top end of height.

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Just realised that Tiva's picture does not open so here goes again

Her critique would read as follows, good forechest and lay of shoulder, could have a little more upper arm. Correct rear angulation, moves with reach and drive. Feet could improve slightly but full of breed type. At 22" she is just right for height.
 
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Skull is fairly broad and rounded. Almond shaped eyes, not prominent. Strong jaw, perfect bite. Muscular loin and body not too long. Thighs are broad and muscular. I think he is a very good example of a working lines springer. His slight fault is that his forelegs aren't extremely straight. Damned good looking dog.
 
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