I am a little too simple to follow that post! I just am not up to discussing dogs in that fashion.
But I can discuss what I see from a layman's point of view. I think
The point I made is that when looking at a dog, the "back" length in relation to the rib cage is different on the top than on the bottom. In this skeletal drawing, I am still seeing that. Maybe I am not saying it all correctly.
Susan said; "I do see how more of the length comes from the back than the loin (discussing the dog that I posted that I felt was long in back) I find my eye is more drawn to the bottom of the brisket and belly to help identify it though..."
My point was "your evaluation of back length based on rib position will change if you look at it from below as opposed to on top".
The "back" or thoracic vertebrae appear in this diagram to end mid rib cage on the top, while on the bottom the ribs are still under the lumbar vertebrae (or what I look at as the loin region).
Perhaps the three of us are all discussing something different? Happens on line sometimes.
Posted on Jul 15, 2010, 2:46 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52