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Old 06-20-2014, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Topline/Body Length

Lets talk about the length of the GSD's topline/body. I know that the breed standard states that the German Shepherd should be longer than tall.
I've seen dogs with shorter toplines, and some with longer. Is it something that breeders strive for? Is there any advantages of a long/short topline? How does the topline length affect a dog's performance/agility?

Black/Tan, neutered male
"American Pet Line"

Varick vom Haus Jeffery
Dark Sable, intact male
DDR/West German Show Line
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