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Old 11-07-2012, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys!!! I've been looking at Linda's confirmation breakdowns (posted on someone else's thread), as well as reading carefully through the standard. I also visit the dogs at the GSDCA (specifically the Atlanta/Woodstock location) and keeping an eye on their confirmation. That's helped me a bit to spot dogs that adhere to American standard. And I'm pretty darn good with movement for a total newb! xD
For those of you who remember, I even asked for a critique on Koda so that I could learn a bit more about it (through her faults, and her single trait that was complimented ). I have also gone through/watched other peoples' critique threads to get an idea.

Now I was wondering... What does a dog with GREAT confirmation look like? What does a poorly built dog look like?
I was hoping some of the more knowledgeable members, or others learning to critique, could post a picture of a dog they really like and explain the strongest points (and weak ones if any). As well as posting a dog that isn't put together well and explaining how you would define the problems, what they are, etc. If it's not ok to put the bad ones up that's ok too... I've so far been finding most of them on google lol.


I mean, so far I've learned to watch the withers fairly well. I can recognize a nice tail. I can also pick out backs with too much slope or roached backs, secondary sex characteristics, and coloring.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First lesson: it's conformation.

Confirmation is a Christian rite or a ratification.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am not a 'show" person, so probably should not comment, but very much like this dog's conformation.
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I like this dog. He is DDR.



And I like this dog. He is ASL.
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I like this dog. He is DDR.



And I like this dog. He is ASL.


Andaka....would that top male be a Laramie german shepherd? A good friend of mine has a male from them. Verrrry nice dogs. I have been noseying around her website. lol
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, Pimg isn't a model of conformation, but in her critique thread I was told be two different people that she has a "very nice croup." And so when I am critiquing other dogs, I admit that I often look back at this picture as kind of a guideline to croup length and angle:



Pimg also has nice tight feet. You can see her rear toes are held tight in the stack picture above, and in this picture below- you can see even when her weight is on them, she still holds her front feet tight, not splayed out all over:



As to faults- Pimg is flat withered, has a pronounced T11 dip (break in top line), has a short upper arm, and is very poorly pigmented.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Elle, my female, in "free stack". German working line, and SG (very good) with juge Rudiger Mai (SV juge).



Very good type, very good front and rear angulations. Very good top line, etc.

It's not a "show line" but... it's a very good german sheperd for IPO :-)

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Oh, I like her! Very pretty, Helene.
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American show line
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Oh, I like her! Very pretty, Helene.
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