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Someone said big blocky head? Search for it on Google and you'll get Akela as a result...






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Blocky really isn't correct anyway. The head is supposed to be wedge shaped, not square

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Blocky really isn't correct anyway. The head is supposed to be wedge shaped, not square
This made me smile, because I sometimes call Hans Wedgehead
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Keefer has a big head, and he's West German showlines:


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This made me smile, because I sometimes call Hans Wedgehead
I call Akela "the round-headed kid"

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Blocky really isn't correct anyway. The head is supposed to be wedge shaped, not square
The standard calls for a wedge shaped muzzle.

"Seen from the front the forehead is only moderately arched, and the skull slopes into the long, wedge-shaped muzzle without abrupt stop. The muzzle is long and strong, and its topline is parallel to the topline of the skull. "

As I see it the "blocky" look refers more to a strong jaw seen from the front.

I like the strong heads of the DDR dogs and I like the more lupine expression of Czech and german workingline without special preference. Some west German showlines have heads to die for (and if they have a dark mask, it makes me drool) but some are a bit too "round?" with something that reminds me a Newfoundland, that I don't like.

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I guess 'blocky' isnt the right word. Maybe a better description would be a thicker muzzle which kind of makes their muzzle look shorter and their head looks a little more square than what I am used to. Anyways, I think it is a very masculine look. Anybody have pictures of their puppies who have this look? Say at about 3 months and like 8 months? Just curious how prominent that look is when they are young... I think it's safe to say Stark will not have that look to his head but he still looks masculine.
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Here's a DDR pup Big, blocky head?-imageuploadedbypg-free1355403513.084900.jpg
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The first sable dog was a WG Show line -

My WGWL male has a pretty big, blocky head .....

here is HIS sire - and Csabre's sire too.....



Xito v d Maineiche....all West German



the "Ghost" - son of Xito - also all WG



Csabre - daughter of Xito - WGR x DDR

She gets alot of 'wow!' s - and even observers checking for the 'equipment' - size substance and presence - but still feminine - esp when you looked at her littermate Cito...

Cito v Wolfstraum, Sch2, CGC


Great heads are not restricted to any one type - just harder to find this style in WGWL - Personally I love this look!


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Agro (PD) as a young pup Carmspack Agro
Vinny as a youth dog Carmspack Vinny
BlackJack - female - young adult Carmspack Blackjack Johnson

typical head coming out of this female line - Sabrina

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