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Movement, Structure and the Show Ring

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120 – February, 2021

By Sandy Weaver


Get into a conversation with people who’ve been in the fancy for a long time and, in less than ten minutes, someone will remark that many exhibitors don’t seem to understand structure and movement. Even worse, a lot of people don’t seem to care to understand the importance of structure and movement – they just want to win.

Perhaps if an article about structure and movement had appeared in the AKC Gazette 100 years ago, the above paragraph might have been part of it. It’s human nature to opine about the good ol’ days.

Except that proper canine structure and movement, at least what’s showcased in the conformation ring, does seem to have declined in the last few decades. Long-time breeders who understood their breed, how it should move and therefore how it needed to be structured, are being replaced by breeders who seem mainly concerned with breeding a great show career to a great show career, in hopes of producing great show careers.

News flash – it doesn’t work that way.

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