Features August 2016 Issue

Your Dog's Physical Characteristics (And Why They Matter)

A dog show isnt simply a beauty contest: Judges are looking at the structure of the dogs to ensure they can move soundly.

Your Dog's Physical Characteristics (And Why They Matter)

How to tell if your dog is built to last, or even physically able to do the job you have in mind for him and what to do if hes not!

No matter what the breed, the sheer soundness of a dog the strength and balance of her overall anatomy, and how that translates kinetically in the dogs ability to move from Point A to Point B is a huge consideration, whether the dog is trotting around a show ring or jogging around your town accompanying you in your quest for 12,000 steps. Soundness is not just an abstract concept for breeders like me; its an absolute goal! We want nothing more than to produce dogs who can be active throughout a lifetime without injury and look great (and feel good) doing it.

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