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Examples of Good Pictures for Measurement Evaluation

A good, level “straight-on” side view is most important, and keep in mind that we need to see the entire dog’s body in the side-view picture.

NOTE:  The “A” measurement is taken at the top of the scapula, i.e. shoulder blades. Place a ruler at the highest point of your pet’s back at the base of the neck  and feel the “points” of the dog’s shoulder blades.

Top-down view of the shoulders

Make sure that your clipboards are perpendicular, straight up and down, and just barely touching the dog’s body.

Top-down view of the ribcage

Top-down view of the rump, including the musulature of the upper thigh