Lines Drawn on Chase

February 17, 2009

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I spent a lot of time last night poking and prodding poor little Chase to see where his joints were.  Following Carolyn’s skeleton from the Illustrated Standard, this is what I came up with.  the green lines are the median and the “thirds”,  the red lines represent Chase’s front and rear angulation, and the yellow lines are the extension you’d see if he was in motion.  Hopefully when Carolyn and Tom are here we’ll be able to get some video and pull some stills from it.  It would also be nice to have some stacked photos of him at 16 months old (today) to compare with this 9-1/2 month puppy photo.

He’s such a cutie!


  1. Kathy Carter says:

    Finally had a chance to check out your blog. Some great posts!

    I love your image of Chase with the lines drawn on him. I’ve done similar things with my gang, too. I also try to use photos of them standing naturally without anyone holding their heads so their angulation isn’t being changed any by handling.

  2. Sandy says:

    Very kewl….I have done this with horses, why wouldn’t it work with dogs? Happy 16-month birthday clever dog.

  3. We have just taken part in a Conformation and movement seminar. The lines make things all match up! Your dogs are wonderful.