Tried to stack Nikon and take the pic myself. He's slouching a little bit, getting sick of it at this point, but you get the idea. I did have to edit the pic a bit b/c it was getting dark in the shaded part of the yard so the color/light was weird. Hopefully that's OK. Nikon is 3 years old, about 75lbs, not sure how tall he is but I'd say he's about average/medium (maybe 25"?). He has NO coat right now, I can brush him for an hour and not get one rake full (finally! after shedding nonstop all summer). Also his skin/coat has been dry, skin a little flaky. Time to start the salmon oil already this fall.
Nice photos. Handsome dog.
I hope you don't get criticized as I did for showing him in a
natural stance and not stacking him. Although, I must admit
that your photo is closer to a stack than mine.
I saw your thread but could not comment, not so much because of the stack (I think it was close enough to get a good idea of how the dog is put together) but the angle of the photo was off which throws off the proportions of the dog, so the critique is really unfair to the dog more than it is a criticism of the person's photo taking or stacking. Even if the stack is not perfect it gives a better idea of the dog when you are perpendicular to the dog's shoulder and taking the picture from that level. When I take a stack pic for someone else I'm sitting on the ground so the camera is at the dog's shoulder level.
As far as the stack vs. natural stance, the way I stack my dogs is their natural stance. If I do the stand out of motion exercise that's pretty much where that dog's feet fall when he stops on his own. My criticism of the stack itself is that the dog was bored and probably looks so. I prefer them to stand more alert so the head doesn't look as slouched but kept the photo since overall it represents his conformation well enough.