Straight in stifle and angulation

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

Comments for Straight in stifle and angulation

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 03, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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.



Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.









Breaking News

  1. Causes of death

    Sep 14, 21 07:13 PM

    My 10 year old male passed away unexpectedly...has no previous health issues..he was dry heaving when we woke in morning but settled in for snuggles....when

    Read More

  2. Millie

    Sep 08, 21 09:33 AM

    *ADOPTING PENDING* Millie came to us from the Kingston Humane Society. She was found as a stray with two other big white mixes. She is about 8-years-old,

    Read More

  3. Kobi

    Sep 08, 21 09:21 AM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* Kobi came to us when his family situation changed. Kobi is very friendly, with much energy. He loves kids, and is always happy to

    Read More

  4. Biting and chewing

    Sep 07, 21 10:12 AM

    I have a 4 month old GP pup. He is obsessed with chewing and biting everything within reach including humans. He is not aggressive or mean. I know he

    Read More

  5. Back feet turn in

    Sep 06, 21 04:47 PM

    Hi there and thanks for considering my question. I recently acquired a 10 week old purebred Great Pyrenees puppy whose rear feet (toes specifically) curl

    Read More

  6. Swimming motion with front legs

    Sep 04, 21 09:09 AM

    My great Pyrenees is just turning four. I’ve had him since he was a puppy and he has always had this peculiar behavior of lying on his side and moving

    Read More

  7. Edelweiss

    Aug 17, 21 08:36 AM

    Five days before her 13th birthday our beloved Edelweiss crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully with my hand on her head. We had a wonderful 3 years and

    Read More

  8. Tina

    Aug 11, 21 03:42 PM

    D.O.B. July 12, 2017 Located in Erin, Ontario This sweetheart Great Pyr came in because she became protective of the 10-year-old child when that child's

    Read More