Straight in stifle and angulation

If a Pyrenees is somewhat straight in stifle and angulation can it still have adequate Drive in the rear

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Aug 03, 2017
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Vocabulary word ?
by: Jeanette

What is stifle , please? What is angulation? And what is drive ? I looked it up online and got no answer. I ask because I read you comment . And my dog , Milo, has knees issue , so is this related ? Thanks

Aug 04, 2017
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straight stifle
by: Anonymous

Our Pyr also has a very straight stifle conformation. He's just 3 yrs. old, so time will tell. Having straight back legs has given our dog the ability to stand straight up on his hind feet with his front legs folded across his chest and remain so, perfectly balanced, while he surveys the distance for threat. He's as tall as my 6ft-3 husband. It's impressive. I'm guessing, that's the point! As for 'drive', no problem. He's very strong and very fast when he thinks he needs to be.
Three times in his life, so far, we have noticed a slight lock-up of a joint when he got up from a deep sleep having slept with one back leg under himself. From my experience with horses with the same issues, we knew how to help him.
Jeanette, I think you may have better luck finding info about this condition with horses, as it is a much researched conformation problem with thoroughbreds and standardbreds. What 'drive' is, it's the ability of the animal to push their body forward using the back end as their engine for power. Lots of muscle back there.
Visually the straight-ish conformation looks the same externally with both horses and dogs. Someone else may be able to give you the best description of the stifle joint from a purely medical standpoint.
Hope this helps.



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