German Shepherd Dog > See the picture and advice what do you call this!!! (13 replies)
See the picture and advice what do you call this!!!
by paco 86 on 12 November 2011 - 22:23
please advice what do you call this is it over hock or sickle hock or lose hock!!!!??
by hunger4justice on 12 November 2011 - 22:27
|Look here and see if this helps you:|
by Ibrahim on 12 November 2011 - 22:56
|The best way to check the condition of hocks is to watch the dog's rear in movement, from the above picture I can only say it is not standing in a proper stack, the hock is over stretched.|
When ever I see such an over stretched hock/not perpendicular to the ground I have a doubt about the dog's balance as when it can not adapt standing with its hock perpendicular then there is something icorrect with its rear assembly. If a dog is correctly structured, you can walk it into a stack with some practice.
by paco 86 on 12 November 2011 - 23:02
|Thank you Hunger, Ibrahim If he is in normal stand and his hock also the same what do you call him?|
by Ibrahim on 12 November 2011 - 23:14
|I believe I am wrong in what I see, but I see as if he has two hock joints or an extra top piece of bone, but surely that may have to do with light and shade in the picture, do you have more pictures?|
by paco 86 on 13 November 2011 - 15:02
|so what do you call this hock if its dosent stand in vertical way even if you try to do it by hand ???|
by Kaffirdog on 13 November 2011 - 15:21
|Have you got the rest of the picture? Looks to me like the dog is simply overstretched to increase the slope of his topline and compensate for a short second thigh and steep croup, but would have to see the rest of the dog to be sure.|
If the hock is always at that angle in any position, it is not normal and could be damaged/arthritic so it can't bend or there could be a problem with the dogs knee.
by Nans gsd on 13 November 2011 - 15:44
|Over stacked; also a very poor stack at that. Nan|
by djc on 13 November 2011 - 16:29
|Paco, it seems we don't understand what you are refering to? Please explain in more detail.|
Meanwhile, here is one of my dogs in a perfect stack and then and enlarged area that same as yours. It looks to me if your dog's hock was straight it would look the same... normal!
by Kalibeck on 14 November 2011 - 02:53
|Wow, djc, nice dog! jackie harris|
by djc on 14 November 2011 - 13:30
|thanks so much Jackie! Vogue is my Triumphs Gucci grand daughter and the one I have high hopes for.|
Paco, how does this dog move? If the dog can not straighten his hock then I would say it's most likely from an injury and not a genetic problem. Look at the opposing hock... it's bent and in correct position!
by paco 86 on 14 November 2011 - 15:58
|Many thanks to you guys i am really appreciated. As i understood from you guys that this dog satnd is over streched, Thank you Debby you have amazing female and thanks for posting her pic, guys can someone help me with pics of the over hock and sickle hock i want to learn more cause i am little confuse in this, Thanking you in advance Paco|
by djc on 14 November 2011 - 16:34
|Paco, thanks for the compliments, but that picture/stack is that only one I would call close to perfect stack wise that I have, so that's why I used it. I hoped it would show you what a stack is suppose to look like as well as a normal hock while in the stack.|
From my understanding, true "sickle hocks" means that the hock joint itself can not straighten and even in movement it stays bent. I don't have a clue as to what is ment by "over" hocked. Unless you might be thinking of "cow hocked". You can find several threads on this sight that will show/tell you what cow hocked is.
by paco 86 on 14 November 2011 - 17:15
|Thank you Debby for advising me Thank you all|