The German Shepherd Dog the German Way Video 1- Gait and Locomotion with Ricardo Carbajal

The German Shepherd Dog the German Way Video 1- Gait and Locomotion with Ricardo Carbajal

This beautifully shot and edited first production in this highly acclaimed series on the German Shepherd Dog is a detailed bio-mechanical analysis of how the characteristics in the breed standard contribute to sound, strong structure and beautiful, efficient movement. The most up-to-date computer graphics and animation help both novices and experts understand canine movement more fully.  A systematic analyzation of the major structures of the body and how each performs to support the whole dissects gait and locomotion into a topic anyone can understand.

By way of practical analogies, computer graphics, still images and slo-motion footage, the topics of how correct structure leads to durability and efficiency is detailed in this herding breed.  The way in which the German Shepherd produces the power stroke of efficient propulsion and trotting is examined and analyzed.  This enduring movement is critical to all herding breeds and the German Shepherd is no exception.  Over-angulation, lateral displacement and the issues with poor 'tone' and loose ligaments is examined in a multitude of dogs so that the correct structure of the German Shepherd is recognized from a glance.  This video is excellent for anyone that wants to understand how structure translates into movement and how the parts serve the whole.  It is a beautiful production full of detail and examples.

You will learn:

  • How to analyze gait and locomotion from a "structure" standpoint
  • How the major structures of the German Shepherd interplay
  • How slight differences in biomechanics affect front and rear balance
  • How to recognize the parallel and straight lines that indicate correct, strong structure
  • How to analyze a German Shepherd "in motion"

Chapters include:

  • I. Gait and Locomotion
  • II. Hindquarters
  • 1. The Pelvis
  • 2. The Femur
  • 3. The Tibia
  • 4. The Tarsus & Metatarsus
  • III. Forequarters
  • 1. The Scapula
  • 2. The Humerus
  • 3. The Radius & Ulna
  • 4. The Pasterns & Feet
  • IV. The Axial Skeleton
  • 1. The Thoracic Region
  • 2. The Lumbar Region
  • 3. The Spinal Ligaments
  • Form and Function in the German Shepherd Dog

Copyright Canine Training Systems®, Podium View™ On Demand Streaming, 86 minutes.

What others are saying about the video series:

"They are the best ever made on the breed.”

- SV Judge Henning Setzer