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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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How's my boy doing? Everyone says how big he is but to me he still looks like a puppy, not a dog. I'm not sure how big he is, I'd say about 21" and 55lbs. I don't know how that fits in with growth, hopefully he will be within the standard. I can never get the front legs under him all the way!







Head shot about a week old. The right ear is drooping b/c it had something in it (he kept shaking his head and itching it). His ears have been up for months and look symmetrical.
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How old is the beast now??

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He's looking handsome :-) He's maintained his boning and color, that's good.

I wish he had a stronger underjaw, as it's giving him the impression of a weak head right now IMO. I like his proportions. Not too long, but not overly short either. He's a bit east west right now it looks like.

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About 6 months, a little shy.
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I wish he had a stronger underjaw, as it's giving him the impression of a weak head right now IMO. I like his proportions. Not too long, but not overly short either. He's a bit east west right now it looks like.
Yep, he is east/west right now. The breeder also mentioned the jaw but said a lot of them will start like that and get better as they mature, so let's hope...
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He is huge!
I know you don't see it but wowzer
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I like him.

Lies on the front end, are you placing each foot or lifting his front end a little and dropping it. If you aren't doing the lifting give it a try, it might help get the front legs in a better position.

I really don't go by growth charts, but I try to find out what the growth pattern is for the bloodlines. Cheyenne was also HUGE at 6 months, but after that she only grew a little more in height.

The Second picture has nice placement on the rear end and the first picture has the best shot of the front end. The camera angle isn't quite there, in shot #1 it is too high. the forcal point should be the middle of the dog. But you guys are improving, keep up the good work.

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I usually lift him under the chest and set him down.

When I get my new camera it will have a remote that I can use. DH knows nothing about photography OR taking stacked pics!

Since he's my first pup, I know nothing of growth (nor do I care much, he is what he is). Heck I don't even know how much this dog eats, I just feed him when he acts really hungry and looks skinny, lol. He was the smallest of the three stock coated males in his litter. The father is medium size, and the mother is at the tall end of the female height, but still within standard (or she would not be KKL1). The last show we were at, I felt he might be too *small*. The other dog his age in the ring seemed taller and much longer, more filled out. His two sisters that we train with are ever so slightly smaller, and more refined looking, but basically the same size.
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Still looking very nice. Will be fun to see him grow up and hopefully you can get out here sometime so I can see him in person.

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Originally Posted By: lhczthStill looking very nice. Will be fun to see him grow up and hopefully you can get out here sometime so I can see him in person.
I would LOVE to when the weather isn't trying to do me in! I can't wait for spring, so many things planned...
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