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I have a great dane dog, which is 12 month old, I introduced my dog in an dog show  (inkc) were the judges were not satisfied by the structure of my dog , he is having a back curve which spoils his original stack position,  so please suggest what to do in such case to vanish that back curve.

Ok I see, your Dane has a roached back. You can try to take him to a chiropractor and have his back set. I cannot guarantee this will fix it. This is definitely not a desirable top line for a Great Dane. If it does not get fixed with a trip or two to the chiropractor, I would suggest neutering him and getting a replacement puppy from your breeder if he doesn't grow out of this. I personally would not show or breed a dog with this kind of top line.  

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Paula Zaro


I have a great love for this breed, and although this is an "expert" forum, no one person can be an expert in all issues in any breed. It takes a lifetime of learning, with new information becoming current and relevant often. I am happy to share the knowledge that I have, and if I cannot answer your question I will be happy to do research and ask peers in the breed for their knowledge and advice. I can answer questions on temperament, health, training, breeding issues, genetic issues. I will not answer questions about how to breed your pet and add to the pet population. I am a firm believer that the experts in the breed should breed, and families should enjoy their dogs from reputable breeders.


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