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It's not bad but it is a little bland - I would make two changes;
The biggest problem here is the three bits of stuff in the corners which lead the eye out to the edge of the picture and away from the subjects. I would have cropped them out.
I think your 1/125 is ok as with many action shots you do want to show a little blur in the fastest moving bits of the animal - the legs - just to show it is actually moving. I think the blur you have is more of a focus thing. I would severaly crop this image - action shots often benefit from a close crop to get the viewer "into the action" and I would also advocate a lower viewpoint - it would be a lot more dramatic to have a "dog's eye view" where the mutt can dominate the picture - far more dramatic!
Personally, I would have used your widest angle and got down as low as possible. This anchor is an enormous and imposing thing - getting right down and shooting up at it would have made it really loom over the viewer. Bearing in mind the lack of actual colour in it, I'd also have opted for black and white, that would really have given it punch. The family in the background, in my humble opinion, detract from the image quite a bit. A lower viewpoint would have eradicated them. Ultimately you have to decide what you're photographing - the anchor or the people? Pick a subject, and then work with that subject in a way that suits it best. Less is usually better. Simplicity usually gives more impressive shots.
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