I go to conformation classes which help me a lot, I just thought of asking here since this is more related to the basenji breed in particular and its physical conformation, but I will also ask my conformation teacher this coming class about speed.
No, it wasn't the judge how told me about the pasterns, it was another basenji breeder on the ring. Note: this ring was on grass, not hard surface. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures on hard floors to compare.
BTW thank you for your responses.
Remind me of his breeding again?…. and I would have to say, I doubt, from looking at the pictures that there is anything wrong with is pasterns... could the "other" breeders comments just be sour grapes... or trying to discourage you? And the only thing that grass hides is feet, not pasterns... so should be no different on grass or hard surface. Have you spoken to your boys breeder? And what does his breeder say?
This is my boy (Sire: Mibre's Legend of the Dark Knight x Dam: Songwe's Bushes chanting to Imani). As mentioned before, I have had basenjis before but this is my very first litter and my first own boy. I do not see anything wrong with any of his litter mates' pasterns either from the pictures their owners send me as they grow. The puppies were raised with all nutrients and vitamins needed so I just can't see what is wrong with his pasterns. This boy looks just fine to me.
My impression also (about the pasterns….).... I would say possible sour grapes.... I have never had to nor did I, add any vitamins or anything extra to their food... really should not really be needed. (IMO). Of course it could be that on that day he might have looked funny to that person (giving the benefit of doubt) And sometimes when they are growing (young dogs) can go through periods where things might look off.
Yes, as he is growing he is going through different 'ugly' stages but never suspected anything was wrong with his front, front legs or pasterns, About the low tail set, you are very right, I know that I have to work with that and definitely I will be working on his neck and keeping his head up and workings on my/his gait speed.
What a relief! Thanks a lot!
Story about Basenji's with low tail sets… My Maggii had a low tail set, when you would put her on the table at a show, the first thing she did was drop her tail between her legs... so the first thing I had to set was her tail, putting it back up, then I could set the rest of her up. However, that said, didn't slow her down in the ring... she was BISS CH Zuri's Obviously Maggii,SC,FCH and multi group placing. She was Best Opps Veteran in Sweep at the 2003 Nationals as age 12
So keep the faith!