I guess this is more of a "critique owner's stacking ability" then the dog. Duke looks amazing when he has a knowledgeable person stacking him. I'm definitely not doing it well enough to show that! Though, I do welcome critiques on him too.
I tried to do it by myself for a while, since I REALLY have been wanting to learn. It wasn't the best idea... very difficult and I guess didn't help much. Here were my attempts.
I got lucky, Will came home from work shortly after and helped me out with an extra set of eyes and worked the phone camera for me. He did a good job staying level with the dog. Definitely a much better way of doing it!
Favorite v (though I see some flaws with how I placed his paws)
Some flaws I could see (Untrained eye, could be wrong):
-sometimes he's east-west. I usually fix it, but it looks like I missed a few times.
-his blanket is not pitch black (which from what I understand is a flaw in males?)
-I have a habit of putting his front end a little too far under him, bunching him up a bit.
-I can't seem to find a good position in the back legs... either I am too far out or not enough.
-his front feet may be a little flat? They are not as tight as I've seen some other dogs on here.
Any ideas? What can I fix? How? Any tips?
I am really trying to learn and Duke has thankfully been a very calm and patient dog to learn with! I've looked at a million pictures of properly stacked GSDs and read all the "how to's", I try to keep those in mind when doing it myself. However, it'd be nice to get some ideas on here, since I know there is a LOT of knowledge to be gained from everyone.
I would appreciate any critiques on my stack, and Duke. Thanks ahead of time!