Lets talk about STRUCTURE

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Elbows should reach the chest

Elbows should reach the chest
and set tighty against it

close and tight thats what we hope to see

Incorrect - shallow chest ..​
.too much space from elbow to chest

NOT CORRECT

The dog above has a straight front end

This is the minimal lay-back necessary to allow the foot to fall beneath the scapula. This is the conformation of a dog with a short scapula and humerus and provides a very straight-fronted dog. This conformation lacks a forechest


The dogs above have straight fronts 

This assembly has a scapula with normal/adequate lay-back
but a humerus that is too short and upright


This assembly is often refered too as
Short in the
SHOULDER

This dog has an upright scapula 
Because the humerus has adequate angle, this conformation usually has a forechest. The neck is often short and is carried lower.




AND last but not LEAST
this one approaches the
often imagined perfect assembly
 This is easy to
see with a pronounced forechest,
moderately long and higher
stationed neck, a scapula and upper
arm that are both long and of equal
length. The scapula is well laid back
and the upper arm is well under the
the body allowing both the scapula
and the elbow to fall on the plumbline.

Moderate angulation
                  REARS
                 

Moderate angulation
                  CORRECT
                 

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Flat croup, tail set too high
Hyperextention of hock.
Not enought angulation to any of the joints.
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Legs too long.
Set too far behind dog.
Possible sickle hocks
Over angulated for the breed

Croup too steep
      NOT CORRECT

Sraight front and rear

Lets talk about Toplines

Correct

Dip at shoulder

Slightly sloping croup

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Slightly sloping croup

Slightly sloping croup

     Level toplines

Toplines should be level to slightly sloping -
We occasionaly will see a dip in the shoulder assisiated with the true hairless.
A dog that is roached backed or high in the rear is not a good example of a Chinese Crested. 

Not Correct

      Roached Back

Reach and Drive
                  
                 

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The dog above is straight in the front and rear.
this can give almost a perfect side shot displaying balance.
Note above dog is still slightly more in the front then rear - balance is still off somewhat. However it is more eye appealing to see balance in a dog then one that is unbalanced.
Do you believe the above​
dogs are balanced
in movement? 
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The dogs above are slightly lifting in their front 
I explain this by saying imagine you have a CAST ON YOUR LEG ,now lift your leg. This will represent this movement.
Both dogs display great DRIVE.

QUESTION

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Please
take 
a note.

B ack paw off the ground when in movement.
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The Suspended Gait

Truely beautiful to catch on film
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How to measure a dog for proper balace.
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Beautiful dog
But movement is refered to as
Hackney.
NOT PROPER MOVEMENT.
refered too as
THE PONY
OCCIPUT
FOREHEAD/SKULL
 MUZZLE
 STOP
 FLEWS
 LIPS
POINT OF SHOULDER
SHOULDER
CHEST
ELBOWS
 FOREARM
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SHORT AT THE SHOULDER
good DRIVE
 FRONT OF PASTERN
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SQUARE VERSES RECTANGLE

slightly longer then taller is what we shoould be breeding for.
per the STANDARD

Photo Credits:
EverCrest Kennels / Letha Jones
Delende Kennels /Sandra Brunsell
MyAngel Kennels/Eddie j. baute abu-amsha
Maj Rae Kennels / Majra​​​​​
Julie Ratti 
Brenda Carlson