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Old 12-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Aiden is WGSL/WGWL and has a decent head. I don't think it's huge, but I like the size.


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Old 12-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Kacie has a big ol head....have no idea her pedigree.

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #23 (permalink)
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she might go back to Xento Maineiche - he had those eyes and the thicker shorter muzzle (but does not make the head not have a "wedge shape"! or incorrect!!!!) and they still come down through......Xito and Csabre have (had) them....and I have seen others with them, and checking pedigrees - and finding Xento....

Wedge shape does not mean 'pinhead' - wedges can be wide too!

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Aiden is WGSL/WGWL and has a decent head. I don't think it's huge, but I like the size.



I am in love with Aiden! LOL He reminds me of my baby's sire.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #25 (permalink)
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OK I'll admit I do like big blocky heads. None of my dogs so far have had one, so I don't go around selecting for it, but I wouldn't be upset if my dog had a head like this one and I don't mind doggy looking bitches either. There are certain large heads I *don't* like, but I think it has more to do with the expression and overall placement of the facial features and not just the shape of the head.
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I like a big blocky head on a male dog. Just looks...rugged or something.
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it's not just the size , but the power of the expression, the show dog , sorry if this belongs to someone here , looks 'newfy' dull , (dozy) -- just take the head and imagine a dropped ear - make him white or black and you wouldn't see the "breed" anymore
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #28 (permalink)
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He's got loose flews (more obvious in his head shot, which I removed because it ended up being a huge picture) and I don't like that. I don't think he belongs to anyone here, I just looked for a random one.
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i like this dog very much|(especially head).
he seems extra masculine to me.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I have to say, even though it's not technically correct, I like big blocky heads! As long as it's not too heavy or mastiff-like, and I don't see hanging flews, I like the look. Even on females.

Back in the 80s and 90s, there was a trend in American show line GSDs toward narrower heads and muzzles. Some of them were almost collie-like. Some found these heads refined and elegant, but I DETEST that look in a GSD. To me, it just doesn't look right, and more often than not there seemed to be a flighty, nervous temperament that went along with that narrow head.

Thankfully, that style seems to have come and gone, although I still see some backyard-bred GSDs with narrower heads. Especially on males neutered young.

Temple Grandin and others have talked about certain body types going hand-in-hand with certain temperaments. They say that stocky, big boned animals tend to be calmer while thinner, finely-boned animals tend to be more nervous. I am not entirely convinced this is true, as I have known very calm Greyhounds and totally neurotic Mastiffs. But as previously mentioned, I did notice a correlation between the narrow-heads and nervous temperament in the ASLs... don't know whether there is a causal relationship, though.
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