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Oisin's Aoire 02-04-2014 02:17 PM

Opinions ??
 
Since he is a rescue , I am just curious what lines you think you see. He is 26 3/4 inches at the withers ( used the guide to measure properly ) and about 78 pounds. 11 months old male. Sorry you can't see his feet , there is just snow everywhere , roads not plowed. His pasterns are really nice , good compact feet. Can probably find an older pic if anyone needs to see them. Also , his fur is SUPER fluffy right now. Not even sure what kind of coat he has. Seems longer than standard especially around his rough and on his back.
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Forgive the...emm..photobomb on this one lol
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Lilie 02-04-2014 02:28 PM

Beautiful boy!!!!!

Oisin's Aoire 02-04-2014 02:30 PM

Thank you :)

doggerel 02-04-2014 02:34 PM

He's VERY handsome! I'm not an expert at all, and I'm sure you'll get more professional opinions, but his coat and face remind me of our most recent rescue, who comes from West German show/schutzhund lines. Her coat is also longer than our American line (backyard bred) girl's, but it's not technically a plush coat.

Oisin's Aoire 02-04-2014 03:45 PM

Thanks! Yes , that is along what I was thinking ,though I have at best a passing knowledge. His fur is rough and longer than what I would consider a standard ( or typical ) length ..but I don't think he is plush enough to be a plush lol

His proportions do not look like other pictures I have seen of American Lines but he does not seem as quite stocky as German Working Lines. At least from photos I have browsed .

I do not know enough about drive to call him high medium or low. He loves the flirt pole and gets really super excited over it..and he loves to lunge and his absolute favorite is aggressive tug. But then he is pretty chill in the house. Shares his bones with us ( kids included) ..he pushes it into you until you take it from him , admire it , and give it back lol . No food or toy aggression..does not jump on the kids and knock them down though he does herd them. He did knock my son down when he got out and was heading to the street. I did not see it ..my dad was with them. I consider that a good thing. The only personality/training issue we have is effusive greeting of people . It is not like a puppy greeting ..it is a bit more like " let me sniff you all I want no matter what " . It comes off as pushy , not affectionate. I can call him off , but he will trail the person if I am not on him. We are working on it with a trainer , so I'm sure it will resolve.

Anyway , that is his personality in a nutshell if that helps .

SuperG 02-04-2014 04:20 PM

Aren't WGSL dogs predominately black and red ???

Great looking dog regardless of pedigree.


SuperG

zyppi 02-04-2014 04:28 PM

Good looking pup!

HarleyTheGSD 02-04-2014 04:41 PM

He's very handsome! And he does look a lot like WGSL in my personal opinion.

Oisin's Aoire 02-04-2014 04:54 PM

Thanks! I feel very lucky to have him. The general consensus does seem to lean to WGSL , hoping for some more opinions!

SuperG 02-04-2014 05:03 PM

I'm leaning more toward American/Canadian Showline due to the longer muzzle and coloration....

SuperG


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