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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-05-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Akela, 6 months old

Akela is 6 months and a few days old (DOB: 30/08/10) Sorry for the stacks, this is the best I could get, since they are not my strong point, also sorry for the tall grass that doesn't allow to see feet.


Akela weights 72 lbs right now. We had kind of a heat wave the last couple of weeks and he blew his coat to a lighter shorter version, it used to be like the one over his shoulders.





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What a masculine head! He appears to be very well put together and balanced, particularly for his age. Hind quarters, croup and tail set merge beautifully. Maybe a little straight in the shoulder?
Hopefully someone more skilled in real critiques will come along.
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Love his front. Maybe a little straight through the shoulder, but somebody that can "see" shoulders better could see something different. Beautiful strong topline, nice angulation in the rear. Excellent boning. Nice rib and a lot of substance for his age. Nice tail set. Croup seems a bit short.

Would like a slightly shorter ear, though the set is beautiful. His head, though masculine, is a bit too coarse for me, and I'd like to see a bit less.

Overall handsome baby

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Akela is a very handsome boy!

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Akela is a sturdy boy for sure! I've seen actual pics of two of his brothers and I'd say he is the one with more bone at this point. I took his height today and he is 62,5 cms at the withers (24,6 in) at this rate I wouldn't be surprised if heends up out of standard, you can see by the pics that those 72 lbs are not exactly fat...

Jackie, I know his ears are too big, but since he is only 6 months old, do you think he may grow into them? (please say yes!!!) I like the big head and it is what I like the most of DDR lines, so I admit it wouldn't bother me at all to have some of those but what I'd like is for it to be more "dry". I'm not sure if I'm using right the expression in English, if it has the same meaning, but I mean to have less hanging skin, specially tighter lips. If I had to change one thing on him it would be that.

Thanks for the critiques, please keep them coming

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Puppies change a lot as they grow, so the chances of him growing into the ears are good xD My Mirada has certainly grown into hers. Though a good set always makes it easier to "swallow" large ears I don't think his ears are large in terms of width, just a bit tall.

And you did indeed use the term "dry" correctly ^_^

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I think he looks great for 6 months. He'll probably grow into his lips, too! Karlo had a bit of "looselips" and as he matured the skin tightened up.
I think Akela will be about like Karlo structurally, a bit on top of the standard but not outragiously so...just a strong lean male!

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Those are good news! I wouldn't mind Akela being like Karlo

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Akela is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about him, and his smiley face and big head, too! Don't worry about the ears, he'll grow into them. Check out Anton's:
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