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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my dog please

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I am new to the forum and new to German Shepherds. Genie is my first shepherd. I am very eager to learn more about the breed including about correct structure. I have signed up for the judging seminar at the National to learn more about how to evaluate structure in the shepherd. In the mean time, I have been doing a lot of reading about the subject. I would like an honest critique regarding my dog. She is 9 months old in this picture, it was taken about a month ago.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 06:01 PM
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I'm no expert in conformation, but I must say she is gorgeous!
She looks like she has tight joints (hocks), which is good.
Pasterns seem to be a little low in my opinion.
Also, very good looking topline.
She is very well groomed and has nice pigment.
She seems to have a very healthy weight.

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Pretty bitch! Did you get her to show?

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I can't critique but I wanted to say that I think she's very good looking. I really like her head. Do you have any pictures of her face?

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Very bold looking female. She's very nice.

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Often 9 months old is not a great age to look at a pup, but YOUR pup looks great! Very nice!

Have fun at the judge's seminar, and make sure you stop by to watch some rally and obedience!

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 09:31 PM
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this isn't the dog you want. her head is to high, her legs
are to big, her tail is to short. i know you're rehoming soon.
you don't have to look any further. i'll drive to pick her up
or i'll pay to have her shipped to me. i'm there for you.
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this isn't the dog you want. her head is to high, her legs
are to big, her tail is to short. i know you're rehoming soon.
you don't have to look any further. i'll drive to pick her up
or i'll pay to have her shipped to me. i'm there for you.
great post!

I like her too. I think you have a nice bitch.

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I'm not an expert, but I have to say... although she wouldn't be my usual preference in GSDs... She is a beautiful bitch!

Like you, I'm learning as well... so, here's my (not experienced) critique. To those that have experience, if I'm wrong please let me know!

She's at an awkward stage for GSDs, so it's hard to even have an accurate critique. But, what I see from this picture. I love her head. Nice tight feet, nice tail set, nice top line. Happy medium, not in any way over exaggerated or at any extremes. Her coat is very well taken care of, well groomed. Healthy weight. Her neck seems a bit long? Could be age maybe (still growing into her body). And she looks a bit weak in her back end? Is she on her front end in her movement or balanced? Her front feet look to be spread out too much and causing "easty-westy".. not a fault to the dog, looks to just be a fault with the stack. Back end looks good to me. Her pasterns look a little down. I like her shoulders and chest. Very confident looking female! Can't see too well from this picture, but it looks like she has very kind eyes/expression.

I like her! I want more pictures!

Have fun at the judging seminar!! I would love to go to one some day... just for my own knowledge, not looking to ever judge or show or anything.

(Edit: I forgot... Welcome to the forum!)

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provide a picture of her standing natural
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