Grumpy Old Man
Join Date: Sep 2007
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Thanked 3,318 Times in 1,346 Posts
I see style and momentum as very different things. A stylish dog will demostrate momentum, but momentum does not necessarilly make a dog stylish as it goes about its work.
Style is radiated by a dog in its every action. By its movement and carriage it says "I like what I'm doing and I'm ****** happy to be here." A stylish dog will demonstrate momentum in accomplishing its goals.
Momentum? I think of perserverence and the qualities a dog needs to stay on task, overcoming the obstacles along the path to acheiving ones goals. Some of these qualities are inherent, other relate to training. Dogs with good momentum are better able to overcome the obstacles found along the way. Dogs will poor momentum will tend to be pushed around or drift due to the obstacles encountered. Desire, drive, courage, speed and willingness to accept training all come into play.
"You own what you condone." ~ Mike Lardy
Last edited by Swampcollie; 11-24-2012 at 12:26 PM.