Monday, February 2, 2015

J-C Pups: The Holiday Litter Six Week Stacks

We began stacking the Holiday pups when they turned five weeks old. The purpose of stacking or making the dog stand in a specific stance, it to to see all parts of the dog's structure to determine if he follows the standard of his breed. When a dog is shown in conformation shows, the dog is stacked so that the judge can lay "hands on" the dog and examine him to feel his bone structure and muscular condition. We stack the dogs to get an idea of their conformation each week with the final evaluation at eight weeks.

Conformation also impacts how the dog functions in any performance sports they may do and as we say, form equals function. A dog that may not be build correctly, could be prone to injury.

We continue to take our weekly stack shots of the Holiday litter to see how they are developing. It is hard to believe that they will be going to their new homes in two weeks, although our puppy families will not find out who their special pups will be until right before the puppy party. We are thrilled with how promising this litter looks and amazed at the consistency. The pups have lovely breed type, nice bone, angles and balance.

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