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An interesting project, superimposing the skeleton on a dog, to see what is going on under the skin and hair. I do my best to fit a normal framework into the dog’s structure, but it’s getting harder and harder to do. I’m told this is a popular photo of a popular VA dog. He looks fairly typical of top winning German dogs.

This dog is pulling slightly into the lead, but a normal spine should not buckle under such minor pressure. In an normal dog, the spine stays straight to withstand the force and the pelvis tends to flatten slightly.

VA Dog low res

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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