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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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what do you think about my pups conformation

Hello, This is my first German shepherd. I will never show her in conformation but would like to learn more about the German shepherd standard. I know that she will not be allowed to be shown because of her color is not an allowed color. I would just like to learn about the shepherds conformation. If you wouldn't mind letting me know what you see that is good and what is bad in her conformation. I will not take offense. She is not a conformation dog she is a working dog training in schutzhund, I am just curious. She is 7 months old now and is in her lanky skinny stage. She is AKC registered. Thanks in advance for your time. Also not sure if I stacked her right or not. First time stacking her and I never stacked a shepherd before. I am use to stacking dobermans which is totally different... Thanks again!
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 10:59 PM
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I'm not one for critiquing as I know next to nothing about conformation, but she's a very pretty girl. I've never seen a shepherd that color.


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great stack ! beautiful dog . like the head , the expression , the body proportions , topline , really nice rear , feet good . Body still has to fill in through the chest , but normal for a young dog like this . Balanced dog all around.
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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 11:11 PM
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Couldn't you show her in UKC events? I think you did an exceptional job stacking her.
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you don't see this colour often. For those Toronto people who were around in the mid 70's I trained a dog (male) GSD with exactly this (pug-fawn) colour . Dogs name was Ludwig. He belonged to a male fashion model who did a lot of catalogue and magazine work - he was everywhere. Ludwig was even in the Eaton's catalogue, local newspapers , TV . I think he was gorgeous , and temperament was rock solid , very willing to learn and work with . In his day to day life when not under the hot lights , Ludwig was a fixture in his owners , other occupation, owner of a very interesting antique shop , just east of St Mike's on Queen St.

this pup really has a nice head , very calm and collected look to her - looks like she has her act together .

what is her pedigree and what were the colours of the sire , dam, other pups ? Curious how this would come about.
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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. They consider this color a golden shepherd. The sire was a red and black. And the mother was a golden also. She was in a litter of 9. Two were females. All the puppies in the litter took after the mother and were golden. The previous litter she had was black and red though.
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Great looking girl, but man that color! I've never seen a shepherd like that! She's beautiful and her proportions look very good. I'd be interested to see how she would do in a UKC show as well, I know they generally don't discriminate colors but she's super rare! I'm kind of shocked to hear that a black and red gene was covered up by this "golden" color. Does she have any sign of a saddle or is her body really just that one color? To see a light colored dog with a mask that dark is amazing. I'm guessing because the mask is still there and so prominent that this can't be a masking gene, correct? Can you post her pedigree? Or at least the mother's name? What does it say for color under the dam?

Anyways...she looks very powerful, good top line, just a very well balanced dog.
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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 10:29 AM
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The UKC and AKC standards for color are almost identical and the faults are the same so I'm curious why the UKC is being suggested? The UKC does allow white GSDs but they are shown as a separate breed. I've never seen a dog colored this way in a UKC show, not saying it can't be done but the standard is the same and it will be a fault.

At any rate, given her age I think she's pretty lovely!
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. Her body is solid gold with no trace of a saddle. Just with a black mask and dark ears. I have not ordered her pedigree or even sent in the paperwork for her yet. I am still trying to figure out a name to register her under... proving to be more difficult than I thought. That would be interesting if I could show her in UKC. I would consider doing that just for the fun of it, if I would be allowed to. Thanks again!
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Wow I would love to see more photos of her! She is a very cool color!

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