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Cstout 12-12-2012 06:32 PM

Big, blocky head?
 
Im not sure what catergory to post this in, sorry if it's in the wrong one. I'm just curious about shepherds with 'big, blocky heads' as I dont know how else to put it. Ive seen pictures of them, but Ive never seen one in person and I'm wondering if it's a certain line that produces this feature? Or is it just how some shepherds fill out? I'll attach a picture so you can see exactly what I'm talking about. Thanks guys!

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/...3/shepherd.jpg

Armed Citizen 12-12-2012 06:39 PM

East German (DDR) lines would be my guess.


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PatchonGSD 12-12-2012 06:42 PM

To be honest I would not consider the head on that dog to be big or blocky. Google DDR and look at those heads if you want big and blocky.

Armed Citizen 12-12-2012 06:42 PM

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Attachment 23801 This is a DDR male

GSDElsa 12-12-2012 06:46 PM

http://kerschberger.com/GermanShephe...iles/czech.JPG

Sunflowers 12-12-2012 06:49 PM

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Like this dog?

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...1&d=1355356129

TaZoR 12-12-2012 07:04 PM

Tazor looks blocky in some pics an not in others. I dont know his bloodline though.

Cstout 12-12-2012 07:07 PM

Yeah, more like the ones you posted. i just did a quick google search and found a picture that was closest to what I was thinking of. So, Stark is half Czech DDR, does that mean his head may get a little bigger/blockier than the general very slender shepherd muzzle? His dad's head was average sized, would that be an indication of what size his could be? Ive always kind of liked the look of the big. blockier heads. They look so strong and masuline.

onyx'girl 12-12-2012 07:34 PM

I see many SL's that have a big blocky head too...it isn't always the DDR's.
What you see as a young dog will probably be what he ends up as. They don't just grow a big head after they turn a year.
My male(WG/Czech WL) has a 'masculine head' and it was apparent early on.
I'm happy it didn't turn out big & blocky!
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...93029201_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._3005307_n.jpg

PatchonGSD 12-12-2012 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onyx'girl (Post 2653948)
I see many SL's that have a big blocky head too...it isn't always the DDR's.
What you see as a young dog will probably be what he ends up as. They don't just grow a big head after they turn a year.
My male has a 'masculine head' and it was apparent early on.
I'm happy it didn't turn out big & blocky!


The showlines do often have big heads, but I dont really think that they are "blocky" (not like DDR anyway) but I have seen some large heads that could pass for that of a bear!


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