Congratulations on your little pup, it is wonderful as always.
I have a couple of questions, lol. First how do I post a question on the “Your questions answered page”? I didn’t see a response box on the main page.
Second, when you are making a dog that is a breed you are not personally familiar with, what references do you use to get the correct proportions? I search the breed standard, look at tons of photos, but, I haven’t found anywhere that list things like correct length of body to leg length. Or head sits X inches from body, length of neck. I can find many wonderful reference books on human structure, but not breed specific.
By: Linda on September 6, 2009
at 6:01 pm
ANSWER: 1. You can ask a question anywhere as it gets sent to me email so I see it right away!
- I look at the breed standard. The HEIGHT is always the withers, not the top of the head. Many times the description will give you clues….like body twice as long as height or equal length and height. I gather a bunch of photos on my computer and make a file for that breed. Then I find a picture that is the size that I want the sculpture to be and then felt it to match. Hold up your sculpture next to the picture, and adjust it as necessary. I really don’t know where you could find measurements of the body. Wouldn’t that make our job easier! HAPPY FELTING!