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Sunflowers 12-05-2012 11:03 PM

What is a reverse mask?
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I read somewhere about a reverse mask, but have been unable to find pictures of exactly what that means.

Is this considered a fault?

Finally, would Hans's be considered a reverse mask?

VanBuren shepherds 12-05-2012 11:10 PM

The standard is that the muzzle be predominantly black. And yes that is what some people call a reversed mask!

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VanBuren shepherds 12-05-2012 11:11 PM

But with that being said I love that look and the best GSD I've ever had looked just like your picture. Beautiful!

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wildo 12-05-2012 11:19 PM

I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO also has a dog (Mikko) with a reverse mask.

I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO 12-05-2012 11:21 PM

Yes that is a reverse mask. My dog has one too- I am partial to them because of him :)


Originally Posted by wildo (Post 2648331)
I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO also has a dog (Mikko) with a reverse mask.

Lol, we posted at the same time :)

Sunflowers 12-05-2012 11:26 PM

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Thank you!

So now I have a name for his tan face :wub:

I actually told the breeder I would prefer a lighter face.
I have absolutely no idea how she knew, when he looked like this, that he would end up like the picture above, but she told me that if I wanted a face like his mother's, he would have it:

Here is his mom Questa:

Sunflowers 12-05-2012 11:38 PM

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And did one of my faves, Lord vom Gleisdreieck, have one, too?

I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO 12-05-2012 11:46 PM

His mom is gorgeous, as is your dog!

Yes Lord vom G has a reverse mask. I read somewhere that it originated with his lines- something about his breeder preferring it or breeding him for it.

lhczth 12-06-2012 10:12 AM

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A reverse mask. A fault I often saw coming down from Lord.

gagsd 12-06-2012 10:15 AM

On the Czech dogs, Ben z Bolfu also produced it.

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