What sets apart the average dog enthusiast from the expert? Often it's an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the dog and a solid understanding of terminology used in the world of dogs. Do you know what a judge is talking about when he mentions "stifle let-down," "shallow brisket," or "excessive angulation?" K-9 Structure and Terminology defines and illustrates these and hundreds of other terms in easy to understand language so you can train your mind and eye to evaluate dogs. All dogs need sound structure for health, show, work, or sport, and, by learning to see beneath the skin the reader will be more able to work with, understand, and appreciate canis familiaris.Gain a better understanding of: Breed Standards including breed variations. How the original purpose of the breed is expressed in the structure of the dog. Terminology used in veterinary care and dog sports, especially Conformation. How to identify what is right and sound in any dog you encounter.Bonus! A 31-page glossary of words including common and less common terms.