Dogsteps A New Look
This classic on the evaluation of movement and gait will help you to a better understanding of dog gait through Up-to-date scientific information in an easy-to-understand format!
Continuing research has produced this third edition of a best seller, containing the most up-to-date scientific information. It is especially aimed at the layperson, with clear, simple wording and easy-to-understand drawings. Study of this material will aid in recognizing what is good and what is faulty action and the application of what is learned should produce rewarding results for the conscientious dog breeder. This is an excellent companion to the DVD Dogsteps
|Type||Book - soft cover|
|Publisher||Doral Publishing, Inc.|
|Copyright||© 2001 Rachel Page Elliott|
|Author||Rachel Page Elliott|
|About The Presenter (BIO)||
Rachel Page Elliott
(February 27, 1913 - March 20, 2009)
Writer, researcher and world authority on dogs, Rachel Page Elliott, has passed away at the age of 96. Considered one of the world’s most respected authorities on canine structure and movement, Elliott was well-known in the show dog community for being the author the illustrated Dogsteps, a book on canine anatomy and movement published in 1973. A follow-up to Dogsteps, Dogsteps: A New Look, published in 2001, used cineradiography (moving x-rays) to provide more insight into bone and joint movement in moving dogs. Her research also debunked the long-held belief that ideal shoulder lay-back in a well structured dog should be 45 degrees. Her findings revealed that "as a dog stands with the forelegs in natural pose, a blade that sets about 30 degrees off a vertical plane - measured up the scapular ridge - is within normal limits for the average well-built dog" (Elliott, 2001, p. 68). And she apologized for doing so! "It is with a feeling of responsibility that I share the radiographic findings with fellow dog fanciers, for I realize how ideas that upset or challenge long standing theories or concepts can create controversy. I do not aim to persuade - I offer the new material in this edition only to present and discuss the findings as they have been revealed to me" (Elliott, 2001, p. xv).