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General Patton - 16 weeks

Tell me about my puppy! I'm trying to learn more and if he has decent conformation I'd be interested in trying out the UKC breed ring if he's not going to be laughed at.

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Tell me what to fix on my stack, too? XD

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He and Legend both look SUPER leggy right now. I took Legend's picture today to and I much prefer him at 13 and 15 weeks, but that is to be expected.

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Tell me about my puppy! I'm trying to learn more and if he has decent conformation I'd be interested in trying out the UKC breed ring if he's not going to be laughed at.

Best stack so far... 16 weeks old today.


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Is his tail curled to the side in the picture or is it actually that short?

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Knowing that dog I'm gonna say the tail never stops wagging!

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knowing that dog i'm gonna say the tail never stops wagging!
lol! :d

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Lol yes, his tail is wagging. No idea how to stop that.

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The stack overall is actually very good. The only thing you need to watch (and I do it too, sometimes) is that the extended leg is stretched a bit laterally from his body. Pull it straight behind.

Nice layback of shoulder, a bit short in the upper arm and perhaps a bit straight. Flat withers leading into an arched loin, which I would like to see straighter. Croup is of decent length. Could be a smidge longer and less steep. Good tail set, nice and low.

He has good bone for his age. Knowing his father he's going to be very moderate in all aspects. Pasterns a bit soft presently, but he's 16 weeks. He maintains good feet in spite of the pasterns. I would like to see more rear angulation. Not a ton...just a slightly deeper bend of stifle and a bit broader thigh.

He looks to have good planes on his head from the side. I'd say he needs to be more masculine, and I would like "more", but honestly, I find most puppies to be kinda "Meh" in the head region at this age.

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Thanks!

That lateral movement of his back left didn't seem nearly as prominent until I saw the picture later. :doh: I will have to pay attention to that for sure.

I thought maybe his pasterns were a little soft, but I wasn't sure. Anxious to see how that may change. His turn of stifle (is that the proper wording? ) has looked better, so I'm hoping that changes a little bit as well with age.

First GSD puppy I've stacked so I'm still learning!

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The Colonel has been promoted to General !!!! Looking good ! Not that I know a thing about conformation but the line created by the back of the neck and the back of the ears is perfectly straight....I assume that is quality...but..what would I know?


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