dal bellissimo libro sui Deerhounds- a most perfect creature in heaven- due pezzetti di una stupenda poesia che sento molto vicina a me
mercoledì 15 settembre 2021
And the wind that blows over me here on the crest of the hill where no trees are, over the grass & the heather, has a different sound , ancient & sad & shrill,
lonely & wild as the sea; soft as a owlet's feather.
Only the rocks & heather & moor grass growing
sing at his passing; sing to my secret knowing...
Here I am, the self which endures, which is formed of my dreams
which neither age nor condictions can change, born of the eternal.....
that I endured will remain,. Even then I shall still find my soul in the cry of a bird & the wind on the hill....
Honour to the author!
lunedì 13 settembre 2021
E' scritto per il DH ma vale anche per altre razze levriere, dal libro che mi è arrivato oggi, trovo tutto giusto ......
The second point is good front angulations. This is a thing we have almost lost. Everyone knows that the shoulder should slope but seems to overlook the fact that the upper arm bone (the humerus) should slope in the opposite direction, so that tthe elbow is set well back virtually under under of even a little behind the tip of the shoulder blade. Many hounds now have a near-vertical upper arm bone so that the front leg is under the point where the humerus is jointed to the shoulder blade which is extremely ugly and limits the forward extension of the fore leg when trotting. ....-
finally if you are in the ring judging, for the godness sake, judge the whole dog. Do not let yourself be carried away by the beautiful this or the exquisite that. Judge the whole dog, assess the oroportions, look hard at the essentials- the galloping equipment- and so on, and the loo at the desirable characteristics. But in the order, never sacrifice the essential qualities for what may be considered desirable- What to say? great mr. Kennels Cassels for writing this and much more
certo non deve avere l'angolazione da bassotto, ma almeno un minimo... e lo stesso per il posteriore, non un pastore tedesco ma.....😊