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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Mikko please- just for fun :)

Mikko is 6 years old, 27" tall, 74lbs.

I hope I didn't over stretch him in this picture.







Short video to see how he moves:


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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 05:15 PM
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Sure seems to have well muscled thighs and a nice tummy tuck! I also think he has a masculine, but not blocky head. It seems like he doesn't have a ton of muscling on his front legs, but I am not 100% sure on that. He has wonderful, bright, shiny eyes. Also- I have no idea what I'm talking about- just making uneducated observations...

I think he looks like a super fun, big goofball! Great looking dog!

[EDIT]- I am going to make one slightly educated guess and see if anyone confirms. I think his croup is a bit long, with a low tail set.

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Thanks, Willy! You are right, he is a super fun, big goofball And I love his eyes, the guy at our local pet store says he can see his soul.
And you're right about his front legs, they are very skinny.

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Nice job of stacking but he is slightly bridged. He has a nice balanced body. Not too much front or rear. In the video his rear seemed to be higher than his front. He didn't have the long flowing stride of the GSD where his body just glides.
He is a happy, very accomplished dog, you must be proud of him.
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Thanks, I am very proud of him

What does bridged mean? I don't think I chose a good video- I realized that he is on a long line and is trying not to get caught in it. His gait is a little bit nicer than that.

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Mikko reminds me a lot of another dog who's owner used to post here all the time. I think the dogs name was Otto, but not positive. Very similar face and coloring.
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Mikko reminds me a lot of another dog who's owner used to post here all the time. I think the dogs name was Otto, but not positive. Very similar face and coloring.

I think I know who you're talking about. She found the dog in a dumpster or some horrible story like that. He and Mikko look exactly alike!

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Does Mikko have what is referred to as a "reversed mask"?
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Does Mikko have what is referred to as a "reversed mask"?
Yes- and I just learned that's what it's called!

Fred: I think I've told you that I have a Wiley too, one of my cats! I've met a couple of other Mikkos, but they are all spelled Meeko from Pocahontas, and one Miko. We spell it the Finnish way. My Mikko's birthday is actually 9/29 the Finnish name day for Mikko. I'm guessing you know it means guardian.

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