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When in total extension, that is when the dog is fully reaching and driving, the topline should be level and the head and neck elevated off the topline, the tail carriage ideally should compliment the head carriage. This is then a beautifully balanced picture. The front leg is extended straight forward with the foot reaching in line with the end of the dog's nose. The hind leg is extended fully back with the pad of the foot exposed and barely elevated off the ground. Under the body while in this stride the front foot should be lifting as it is being replaced, not passed, by the forward moving hind foot. This is total efficiency lacking wasted motion. The ideal.