Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lake Gaston, N.C.
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Dog in Action is a good book.
K-9 Structure and Terminology is another one.
I would say that these are the top two in print right now. Amazon should have both. If you want to see what the best Havanese structure is for performance, go to our website and find Posh's page. His soaped pictures are there. His movement and athletism is as good as it gets. There really needs to be balance both front and rear, sound movement with a strong loin, short hocks, and long femur (that's the motor) and the front end needs to be complimentary. For instance our foundation bitch, Twinkle, has a great rear assembly but a straight shoulder at 25 degrees layback keeps her from having really great movement. Posh's sire Charly has a great front end with a 35 degree layback. Posh got the best there was to offer from both parents and his movement is the result.
You really have to understand the whole picture. One weak part can interrupt the whole locamotion.