Re: Critique This 1 Year Old Male
I don't know a thing about stacking or the show ring. The sheps that grace my house are guide dogs in training, so we critique the mind more often than the actual body type! LOL!
He has a nice, rich color. His head seems to be masculine and strong.
However, his back is roached in this pic. I think his hind could use more muscle but he is young, and this could be an effect of the back placement. The picture makes me want to think that he is low on his front feet, BUT I'm thinking that is because all of his weight is pressed forward. (Believe me, I have a cart horse here too! ROFL!)
I would love to see him again with a more relaxed back, and the bulk of his weight centered towards the hind end. He is a very handsome boy! And well filled out for just a year!
German Sheps are like great dressage horses! They must be able to engage their hind ends, and push from there. Their back must be loose in order for them to achieve this.
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