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1. We've just got a greyhound puppy and I'm looking to put some serious effort into this.

I want him to learn to breakdance and I have all the time in the world (I mean, like 10+ hours a day).

Does anyone else here have any experience with this and if so, how long would you say it is going to take?
2. Greyhounds don't have the ideal limb proportions for breakdancing. It took me about 2 years to train my goat, if you extrapolate this data and apply it to your greyhound pup, I'd say about 3 years.
3. (Original post by hezzlington)
Greyhounds don't have the ideal limb proportions for breakdancing. It took me about 2 years to train my goat, if you extrapolate this data and apply it to your greyhound pup, I'd say about 3 years.
My model agrees.
5. (Original post by King Scorchy)
We've just got a greyhound puppy and I'm looking to put some serious effort into this.

I want him to learn to breakdance and I have all the time in the world (I mean, like 10+ hours a day).

Does anyone else here have any experience with this and if so, how long would you say it is going to take?
Being a breakdancer myself Ill give you my 2 cents

For a person

toprocks+floorwork=1 month
flows+basic freezes=another 1.5 month
advanced floorwork + freezes=another 2 months
beginner powermoves including swipes/some windmills=another 3/4 months
advanced powermoves eg flares airflares halo=2/4years
signatures and top international bboy moves eg tasiuke criticals=5/10 years

a fully accomplished human bboy (without signitures and international sets) needs at least 4 years

so for your dog as first 2 years are 10.5 human and each dog year is 4 human after that

=2x10.5 + 2x4
=21+8

it will take 29 human years
6. (Original post by hezzlington)
Greyhounds don't have the ideal limb proportions for breakdancing. It took me about 2 years to train my goat, if you extrapolate this data and apply it to your greyhound pup, I'd say about 3 years.
The weird thing is, if you see my post, its about 4 human years so youre not actually that far off

hezzlington

(Original post by Plagioclase)
My model agrees.
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respect the guy, its a serious question
7. (Original post by hezzlington)
Greyhounds don't have the ideal limb proportions for breakdancing. It took me about 2 years to train my goat, if you extrapolate this data and apply it to your greyhound pup, I'd say about 3 years.
(Original post by Plagioclase)
My model agrees.
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8. (Original post by Plagioclase)
My model agrees.
Ah yes, allow me to clarify OP.

Limb proportion is just the ratio of lengths of limbs and is therefore dimensionless, hence 'arbitrary units'

As we can see, there is a direct correlation between the two parameters.

If you want shorter training time, you'll need shorter limb proportion. I recommend a pug for such purposes. Highly trainable in the art of breakdance, it will demonstrate true respect for the sport. An appropriate centre of mass will compliment the technique required for more complex manouevers.
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