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    Dood job Myf! She's not even leaning back - tripoding. Which can be really hard to stop them doing when you're new to this!

    That's called being "on her front" when she has her front legs lovely and perpendicular and she bears her weight up on them.

    Now give us one with her head up.... she's so pretty!

    My girl drops her head on the stack - doesn't do her any favours at all. If she lifts it and I'm having a good day with her I can get her to look nice:



    But it's a bit rare I'm afraid - and she's been doing it her whole life! So I think you and Lades have done a very good job!

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    Ooo I want one, I want one. I have to walk away when they go in the ring because I'm so tempted. That and the Saluki.



    I showed Kelpies for years Myf and thought you did a great job.

    But now I'm a committed whippet person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Soooooo, for fun, I attempted to do some stacking with Lades.
    Although she's a crossbreed(we all think anyway), I really wanna have her confomation done. Does anyone have any idea on a website or something where I can learn to do it myself? Or better yet, I know we don't have many Kelpie experts but feel free to point out her flaws She looks pretty leggy to me. Haha.
    Hi Myf

    Instead of holding her nose...try and stand at her side and hold under her chin/neck with one of her favourite treats in front of her, but just out of reach...to give her that "proud" look with ears up. It takes time for them to realise WHY we are doing this My girl gets cranky with me when I try and manipulate her stack too many times...you can see on her face she is thinking...come oooonnnnn....get on with it! Keep it up and she will soon get the picture as to why you are doing it

    My girl is still apprehensive and will not lift her head up when we do our ring circles/triangles etc...tough titties...if I try and lift her head using the lead...she stops, so I am hoping that will just come with time.

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    Stacked Kelpie


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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Stacked Kelpie

    yep...legs very straight up/down in the front...tucked in to emphasise chest...not over-streched in the back/back legs....head up

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    Most kelpies will throw that stack naturally - like many sheps will stack naturally - the difference in the showring is that it has to be JUST SO. From what I can gather, as a non-showie, any stack is created to reflect the natural stance of a dog - so each breed will have a slightly different stance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Most kelpies will throw that stack naturally - like many sheps will stack naturally - the difference in the showring is that it has to be JUST SO. From what I can gather, as a non-showie, any stack is created to reflect the natural stance of a dog - so each breed will have a slightly different stance.
    for sure and to emphasise on their traits that are being particularly judged.

    Staffies: their chest...their strong legs...their muscles...their strong head and neck...their topline etc. Even though our dogs with do a natural stack, it is much more difficult to get it right when we want them to and on command

    They would look less than desirable if stacked like a GSD or Rotty

    It can take a long time to get them to stack "naturally" in the show ring. Some dogs are just show ponies...others not so much. I have seen adult staffies in the ring that will never be "showies"...and young ones that are just naturals...depend a bit on personality too. Sumo is definitely a show pony...he will do it on command and easy (always has been)...Ruby not so much...she needs more work...gentle approach...make it fun and LOADS of liver treats

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    Cappy stood naturally but had generations of show breeding. None of my BYBs had the stack - except Doof who will ocassionally do it whilst standing alert watching something

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    look at this website...show exactly what physical trait are needed for a good GSD show dog

    German shepherd dog information: Physical Structure of German Shepherd Dog: GSD Standard

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    LOL - I know what my breed is meant to like silly Too bad most of them dont meet the standard anymore!!

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