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LokiTheLady 02-03-2014 08:52 PM

Is this healthy? (Sorry if this is in the wrong spot!)
Sorry if this is in the wrong spot, Mods! I couldn't find a better place to put it. Apologies :blush:

A friend sent me this image of a GSD, and told me it was her dream GSD. I took a look at the picture and kinda blanched. Sorry if this IS normal, and I'm overreaching but. Is this healthy? Or could it be a "King" GSD?

Very sorry if this is normal and natural, it just looked odd and a bit rough on the hips/joints to me. But, I am a newbie! Thanks for your input :)

Springbrz 02-03-2014 08:57 PM

What are you thinking is abnormal about this dog?
I am far from an expert, I see a stacked GSD. Stacking is a posed position for conformation photos and review.

LokiTheLady 02-03-2014 09:05 PM

Sorry, didn't mean to offend! ^^

I guess the chest size to the leg size ratio kinda threw me off. Sorry once again, haha.

my boy diesel 02-03-2014 09:16 PM

he could be a little overweight
his pasterns are down making his front legs
look shorter than they are

boomer11 02-03-2014 09:33 PM

Looks like a good dog to me. Your friend has good taste

Castlemaid 02-03-2014 11:01 PM

Some lines are very thick boned, and have broad heads and shorter heavier muzzles like the one in the pic. Nothing wrong with that dog, just a different look from what most people are used to seeing.

Liesje 02-04-2014 10:07 AM

We prefer not to critique dogs that weren't posted by their owner.

Xeph 02-04-2014 11:08 AM

I won't critique the animal, but I will respond to your thoughts no his proportions. He's a low stationed dog. Even if he had more upright pasterns, it wouldn't make his legs any longer. The breed is supposed to be longer than tall.

This dog looks to be of English style. Their animals do tend to be lower stationed more consistently than American lines, which can be quite leggy.

Castlemaid 02-04-2014 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by Liesje (Post 4962386)
We prefer not to critique dogs that weren't posted by their owner.

Moved the thread from Critique to The Breed Standard.

lhczth 02-04-2014 04:32 PM

That was my first impression too, Jackie. English show lines.

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