|03-20-2014, 11:36 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Working Line Male - 11 weeks to 5 years
Just a thread to share these progression pictures for anyone interested in seeing how my dog's developed over the years. Inspired by the "Throwback Thursday" tag on Facebook, for those who are on the site I did make a thread very recently so I don't expect any critiques (though of course, I don't mind them!). I was actually going to post this in the Pictures section but thought it'd be more relevant here.
Forgive the fact that he's faced the wrong way in EVERY single picture! I actually had to flip one or two of the earlier ones the wrong way around, just for easier comparison.
I wish I had worked harder on stacking him before (and teaching him to face the right direction...), but better late than never!
11 weeks (we actually saw this dog again a year ago, but didn't get a chance to say "hi" because we were with a friend and her dog)
15 weeks (our first sorry attempts at a stack; and yes, he had already torn through his leash)
6 1/2 months (finally, our first successful stack, so naturally it was a terrible picture)
11 months (suddenly, he began looking like a real dog)
1 year 3 months
2 years 6 months
3 years 3 months (and FINALLY! A REAL CAMERA!)
3 years 4 months
4 years 2 months
4 years 9 months (because he doesn't face the right way unless I'm directing him)
And now... 5 years old (notice how the pic
tures and the stacking got better!)
And from the front -
2 years 10 months
Bonus picture at 3 years 10 months, because I've been asked about him standing 4 point/square before (he doesn't like to do it naturally)
|03-20-2014, 02:56 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South Texas
It's amazing how different he looks with each passing year! Beautiful boy!
Hondo Von Dopplet L Bauernhof "Hondo"- GSD
Lilie's Tug McGraw "Tug" - Golden Retriever
Maggie - Mini Dachshund (Rescue)
Lonestar Pivo - Texas Blue Lacy
Ashe - Barn Cat
Katie / APHA
|03-30-2014, 07:44 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
You give me great hope, that one day Berlin will look like a MANLY dog... and not this giant 15 month old goober dork he looks like now
Haha as always, VERY handsome boy!
~Emergency Vet Tech
Berlin vom Spartanville 1/13/13
Luther 2008 - 7/23/12
"Take this trouble from me: Make sure my shepherd dog remains a working dog, for I have struggled all my life long for that aim." Max Von Stephanitz
|03-30-2014, 10:02 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Wish more WLs looked like him. LOVE Trent!
Jackie and the Marcato Shepherds (and one cat)
Strauss: Retired service dog
Wesson: The soon to be champion
Mikasa: The wiggly show girl
Ezio: The DoberDerp
Barrett: The Frikken Tikken
|06-26-2014, 07:10 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2014
He's a very handsome dog! I love seeing the progression from year to year. Seeing all these pictures goes to show that if you don't particularly care for a dog at 2 yrs old, come back in another 2 years and see if you don't change your mind. (not that yours doesn't look amazing at 2y/o, he just changed SO MUCH!)
Do all GSD lines mature this slowly, reaching their physical peak around 4y/o? Or do some lines mature more quickly? If you're interested in conformation I think it might be difficult to decide with dogs to keep for your program if you have to wait 4 years for pups to grow out? (I understand this is slightly off-topic so feel free to PM me any answers).