I don’t have any experience with the realistic breeds but I’m not sure this dog is doing the “pose action” here since its pupils aren’t centered in the eyeball. I think all dog breeds should be able to do the dali/dane pose motion unless it’s based on a poodle personality, who pose by lying down and crossing their legs.
Notice how in the profile/dane pose, the dog is always looking at the camera, and is 'puffed up' with their tail held high. (note, some breedz have hexed tails which cannot move, like the borzoi mix and border collie pictured below. But both the husky and collie have tails which can move, therefore they are held up high above the body to make a 'c' shape) Here are some examples of more 'realistic breedz' posing:
also, make sure you get the ankles as aligned as possible! This is how judges decide which poses place best to worst in shows most of the time, of course with other considerations, but alignment being the most important!
Don't give up! You're so close! Posing is definitely more of a marathon rather than a sprint, and a lot of it is based on luck, so it can be frustrating. It looks like you're using Dogz 5 as well from your profile? For some reason in this version, it's less likely for dogs to hold their poses for very long, as they get more easily distracted by the camera. If you have access to Dogz/Petz 4 this might make things easier, but if not, it is possible to get a pose pic in Dogz 5, it's just a bit more difficult and time-consuming. So take some comfort in the fact that the problems are because of the game
I love that Malamute file, and the mixies you've bred with it! You've inspired me to try posing with it myself at some point! Which is the great thing about sharing pictures and the process, so thank you!
I would say take some time to really familarise yourself with the way your dog reacts to the camera, because there are several different reaction animations depending on your pet's breed and personality. A pose is a very specific animation triggered by the camera, that sometimes happens and sometimes doesn't. In this guide, under the heading 'Front Pose', there is a gif of a Dalmatian doing the posing animation cycle. In a posing animation cycle you can get both a front face (Dali) and a side facing (Dane) pose, the difference is the movement of the head while the body stays still.
I'm sure I'm basically just reiterating what has already been said, so I'm sorry for that, but your side-facing pup pics still aren't from the pose animation (and therefore they aren't actually posing), which makes me think you're not familiar with the animation you're looking for? Which is totally ok and as you said, we all start somewhere! It will become so recognisable to you eventually, you just have to get used to it! Again with Dogz 5, the posing animation can easily be disrupted as you're attempting to photograph it so it will take a fair bit of patience. But you've got this!! And it's great to see you in shows ^^
gingerade: Congrats Commander!!
Mar 21, 2021 10:43:54 GMT -5
gingerade: And welcome new and returning members! ^^
Mar 21, 2021 10:44:02 GMT -5
leashykitty: Hello everyone! I've been so busy with work, errands, and cosplay prep I haven't had time to get on. XD
Mar 22, 2021 15:20:55 GMT -5
Alex@Marvel: Same here. I went from maybe getting 20 hours a week at work to changing departments and now getting 36-40 hours a week.
Mar 24, 2021 4:22:11 GMT -5
Thor: Oh no I have 44 profile notifications now-- I found a method to my showing madness but it makes notifications like crazy! I wonder if there's a way to turn off certain ones in settings haha
Mar 28, 2021 13:28:37 GMT -5
Arie: Thor, it should be possible to disable notifications per (sub)board! I know I've done it before.
Mar 30, 2021 14:37:35 GMT -5
Thor: Ooo thank you Arie! I'ma try this and also welcome new folks!! Nice to meet you
Apr 1, 2021 23:14:14 GMT -5
zan: Eee I just updated my Show Room and realised I'm at exactly 100 SGChs! Almost all dogz, lol.
Apr 30, 2021 4:22:18 GMT -5
Sue: Hope everyone is doing well! I keep disappearing down life's rabbit holes! *hugs*
May 6, 2021 12:40:28 GMT -5
Ratqueen: Lots of new members today, for some reason! Welcome to all! Also, hi Sue!
May 7, 2021 16:30:09 GMT -5
moonkiddo: Any one have the program to have more petz out? Petz 4.
May 8, 2021 3:57:58 GMT -5
Ratqueen: moonkiddo, please post your Petz questions in the Petz Talk & Help board. Also read the rules to use the Shoutbox (this is not a chatroom, as it's very limited and only shows 20 posts).
May 8, 2021 8:32:35 GMT -5
Alex@Marvel: So I decided after (I don't even know how many) years of Gotham being my prefix, it's now Marvel. ^^ I felt like it was time for a rebranding.
May 10, 2021 12:34:42 GMT -5
Catbaloo: So you've gone from DC to Marvel?! lol
May 13, 2021 9:11:55 GMT -5
Alex@Marvel: Yes, yes I have. ^^
May 13, 2021 20:34:43 GMT -5
Thor: Ooo congrats! Will you be focusing on new breeds?? Haha <3
May 14, 2021 13:22:09 GMT -5
Gray Dragoness: I really wish eyelids were based on the main coat color... or just all black, either would work for me
May 15, 2021 7:08:00 GMT -5
Alex@Marvel: I don't forsee me ever going away from my Sammies, Thor, but I am still searching for the right cat breed so technically yes?
May 15, 2021 16:27:38 GMT -5