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The proper way to measure.

Discussion in 'Showing - questions and answers' started by Razor, May 13, 2009.

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  1. Razor

    Razor Boxer Buddy

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    Could anyone please explain the proper way to measure my boy. I get asked all of the time how tall he is and to be honest, I have never thought about it and I'm not sure how to measure. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. gmacleod

    gmacleod Elusive Moderator Staff Member

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    Height should be measured from the ground to the withers. The withers on a dog is in the same place as a horse - and chosen as the height reference for the same reason (it doesn't move with the head - so doesn't matter if he's looking up, down or straight ahead). This is the point above the shoulderblades, where the neck and back intersect.

    A pictorial is probably more useful: http://www.americanboxerclub.org/boxerst12.html
     
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