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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on this dog

This is an interesting male. Critique please.

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Interesting how? What are you looking for?

Seems like an AKC showline dog?




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I will bite!

Light eyes and nose leather (is it black?). Colors could be richer.
Somewhat weak pasterns. Deep chested, thick strong neck. Appears short-backed with a high loin, but that may very well be the stack.
Loose skin and musculatiure, possibly older dog or just not "fit."
Overall a pleasing appearance with a nice masculine head.
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I'm not too sure what you are referring to. What I see is a beautiful German Shepherd Male.

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Mary has good eyes. Blue German Shepherd, though hard to tell from this particular picture.

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Light eyes and nose leather (is it black?). Colors could be richer.
Somewhat weak pasterns. Deep chested, thick strong neck. Appears short-backed with a high loin, but that may very well be the stack.
Loose skin and musculatiure, possibly older dog or just not "fit."
Overall a pleasing appearance with a nice masculine head.
I would agree. How about his topline, front and rear angulation? I like his shoulder set. Color is washed out. Croup looks decent?

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I like the front and the rear. Not sure what is "correct" but it looks like what I like. I'm not a fan of the blue or such light eyes, personal preference. I like the look of the coat, I don't like dogs with tons of coat or really plush coat. He looks masculine, but to me looks too heavy.
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I'm nothing but a pet owner but I also see the blue dilution. and I agree that he doesn't appear to be in the best shape. A little heavy for my tastes.

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I can kinda see the blue, now that someone has called attention to it, but not really. I do agree, he looks either really thick in the undercoat or slightly heavy.

I think he's a nice lookin' dog, though.

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I think his upper arm comes up too straight from his elbow. It is supposed to be a 45 degree angle between the elbow and the upper arm. The upper arm appears to be long enough, but the shoulder blade appears too short.

There appears to be a "nick" in his topline. That could just be grooming or it could be a place where a vertebrae is lower in the spine than the rest. There was a German dog in St. Louis that not only had that same problem, but produced it on a regular basis. I can't think of his name right now. There are also American dogs that have had it, such as Eslaru's Gallant Tellaheide.

His croup seems to be of a good length, but appears a little steep. Good broad thigh and length of stifle.

In show jargon, I would say that the dog is very "wet" -- loose fitting skin and very plush coat.

Doc, what do you think of him?
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