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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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I know I posted his picture when I first joined but I stumbled onto this section today and would like some feedback on how Frodo looks. I get a lot of comments about his height, that he's to tall and doesn't have the sloped back. He slopes naturally when he's trotting. He's 28.5 inches and weighs 90lbs. This is the best picture I have of him to critique his whole look and also a headshot. I admit I don't know much about the different lines for he was bought from a byb.(I know now, I know) Thanks
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 09:16 PM
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I can't get the thumbnails to load so I can see a larger image, but from the snap shots in the post he looks handsome although maybe a bit heavy...which is an easy fix...we have to stop spoiling them. Seems to me you know what you have, and for a BYB, by outward appearance, you got lucky with a nice dog, which I am sure is an awesome companion.

I would encourage you to have a great relationship with a Vet and keep an eye out for health issues...keep your fingers cross he is a winner on that front and you've won the BYB lotto.

The whole slope on the back thing is for the show line folks, don't worry about it. Both my dogs are flat as coffee tables. LOL


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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 09:25 PM
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I'm not gonna critique your boy, but I will shower him with compliments. He looks awesome to me. I'm not knowledgable enough to critique him, but I do know a goodlookin dog when I see it.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 09:33 PM
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I think he looks perfect. Thats the exact look I am going to get for my next dog.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 09:58 PM
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Is he nuetered? WHat age did you nueter him at?

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Good looking dog and doesn't look overweight at all to me from this picture. At 28.5", which is big for a GSD, 90 pounds isn't too heavy. Nice tucked stomach, he looks fine weight wise.

As mentioned earlier, no big deal about the whole sloped back thing. You see that a lot more often with the show lines - not everyones cup of tea.
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I can't give you a conformation critique, but I can tell you what I think: I think he looks very nice. He does not look overweight to me either, but I'd like to see more muscle definition. He looks balanced in proportions and pleasing to the eye, sweet, intelligent expression. He looks like an American Show line/pet line type dog. You don't need to apologize for him - he is yours, and is obviously well loved and well cared for.

In the standing picture, the front left looks like he down in the pastern a bit? Hard to tell, and it could be just the way he is standing, or the angle of the photo.

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In the standing picture, the front left looks like he down in the pastern a bit? Hard to tell, and it could be just the way he is standing, or the angle of the photo.
Yeah - I noticed that too. Wasn't sure if he has weak pasterns or it's just the angle of the picture being taken. It looks like the picture is being taken at a 45 degree angle so it's kind of hard to tell.
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Is he nuetered? WHat age did you nueter him at?
He was neutered around 6months.

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He is a gorgeous companion!
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