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Old 09-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What do you think about my Cream Sable dog's conformation?

Hello, I posted a couple pictures a few months ago of my dog and would like to post a couple more recent ones to see what everyone thinks. Still trying to learn as much as I can. Please let me know what you think and what would be considered good or bad in her conformation. The picture of her without a leash on is of her at 8 months old. The picture of her with the leash on is of her at 9 months old. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't say anything for conformation, but I do have two comments!
First, beautiful!
Second, maybe try to bring the hind leg on the opposite side back just a little bit (: I was given the same advice, and it did make a difference in the appearance of her stack (though Koda will not let me pull it to a 100% suitable position).
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When you stack your girl, keep the hock at a right angle to the ground. Depending on how 'extreme' you want your dog to look, keep the opposite leg a little further back. With the current coat she actually looks a lot more like a mal than a GSD; no worries, she's young and its hot out right now. Her coat can still fill out, especially around the neck.
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I've never seen a GSD coloring like that. I must say, she is BEAUTIFUL! <3



More pictures PLEEEEAAASSSSEEE!!!
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Thank you! I am new to stacking German Shepherds so I am still learning allot. I get asked allot if she is a malinois because of her color, but she is AKC German Shepherd. Her color is considered cream sable and from my understanding I think it is allowed since she has a black mask. Not sure though. Still new to the whole German Shepherd breed. Thanks for the advice and input! Here is a picture of her face...
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Her color is considered cream sable and from my understanding I think it is allowed since she has a black mask.
Hmmm.... never heard the term "cream sable". I don't think you'd want to get into a show ring with this dog; the lack of pigment is definitely a fault, not sure if it's a disqualifying fault. Other than the pigment issue, she is a pretty dog. Where did you get her?
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I am not planning on showing her in conformation since I know that the lack of pigmentation is a fault. If you do a search on cream sable shepherds you can find others that are her color. That is how I found the name of her color. I am just trying to learn more about conformation not really color as I know her color is a fault. I would just like to know how her structure is. Before I get another pup that I would show in conformation I would like to learn as much as I can. Thank you for your input! She is from a breeder in Maryland. Thanks again!
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One can also search for "blue shepherds", "panda shepherds", and "maskless shepherds" and find plenty of other dogs of those colors. That doesn't necessarily mean that a judge in the ring will put you up for anything. :P

What are those ribbons for? Congratulations on winning them, in whatever venue you did! *thumbs up*
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One can also search for "blue shepherds", "panda shepherds", and "maskless shepherds" and find plenty of other dogs of those colors. That doesn't necessarily mean that a judge in the ring will put you up for anything. :P
I have heard of those colors before. I am not even sure if cream sable is her "official color". That is just what others called that color so I stuck with it . I do not think that sasha would ever win anything mainly because of her color. So I do not plan on trying in conformation, just trying to learn. I am showing her in AKC obedience so that is what the ribbons are for. Thank you!
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I am not even sure if cream sable is her "official color". That is just what others called that color so I stuck with it .
I don't think it is an "official" color, I don't remember seeing it on the AKC form. I have heard the term "golden sable" to describe the Malinois-type coloration your dog has, and the "cream" appearance is just a lack of yellow/brown pigment. "Cream sable" almost sounds like a BYB term to make the color seem "rare" or special... as such, I would hesitate to call her that if she were my dog, but I don't know what I would call the color.

As far as her conformation, I am not expert enough to comment.
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