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    Sharoon Bhatti is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultHow to improve front legs in conformation

    My Labradors front leg are not straight during conformation. How can I improve that?

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    Picture? Please..

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    What do you mean? Do you mean while showing the dog? Or do you just mean he doesn't have straight legs. How old is the dog.

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    Her toes instead of pointing towards the handler are pointing outwards. She is eleven months old now.

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    How are her elbows and the rest of her leg when her toes are pointed out? How much is it affecting her gait? There is a chance that it could straighten some when she fills out, but I wouldn't count on it. Pictures would help us get a better idea of what's going on.

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    It's called Easty Westy and if at 11 months this is happening, this will be the conformation of the dog. Your handler should be able to place the dog's feet more straight when the judge is looking at the dog, but you will not be able to fix this.

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    Muscling up the chest can help bring them in SOME. Also be sure the pasterns are strong and the dog is not overweight. Weak pasterns cause the dogs to turn legs out sometimes as they try to get more support. I am new to this breed and labs seem much more prone to weak pasterns than my other breed but I did have a dog once with that issue and a breeder friend reccomended giving them lots of time on sand and loose gravel to help strengthen that pasterns and feet. In my case it helped a bit, but not enough and I placed her in a great hunting home.

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