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!
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.
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.
As I posted in my previous thread, I am quite new at showing and I would like to know what to improve not only in my handling but also in my dog if that is physical and structurally possible since he is already close to turn a year old.
I have some pictures on movement; I wish I had a video. By your expert eye, could you tell me if it is anything wrong that I need to change? For some reason he is winning best in match at AKC matches, but no luck so far in the AKC shows.
I'd just tell Exhibitor A to go ask Exhibitor B if they really wanted to know if ExB was going to the next show. That way Ex A can lie (or not) to Ex B and you're not in the middle of it. They can work out their own dynamics.
LOL! That is a good one! It sounds like a genetics chart! You are very right, if they want to lie/hide info to each other, that is up to them, but I'll keep myself out.
I am quite new at showing, I have had basenjis before but now is when I started getting my feet into showing, but now that I am trying to get into the sport, I see many things I would have never thought, or at least I was not aware of from the 'outside' world and since I am sure you are all much more experienced and you have been gone through the same, I would like to know your honest opinion. What is the right thing to do when this competitor starts talking about this other competitor and then the other competitor does exactly the same about the first one and then another one comes and tells you not to share info (shows that you or he/she might be attending that doesn't want the other competitor to know)…all these things and you are just caught in the middle. I don't have anything against anybody there and always thought the more the merrier. Am I too naive? Probably too new...
Thanks for your input