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Question Curious about critique....

I have seen several posts for critiques. I was just curious how you all would evaluate my 7.5 month old.... I know this may not be the proper positioning but I am not sure how to get that from her?

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Lol or not...

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You have to place most dogs in a stack and tell them to STAY. Some GSD's will naturally walk into a stack when they stop walking or are told to HALT.

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There just aren't very many people on the forum who can give a proper critique, may have to wait a bit.

Meanwhile, I would try to get a better pic - out of the shadows, standing on level ground, feet visible, looking forward instead of the camera, if you can.

A proper critique may shoot down my comment, but from the little I know, he has a nice level top with flat withers (flat withers is a fault - the smooth level back is not. ). The croup could curve down some more (he is built like a box). Very nice TIGHT feet (a plus!), nice pasterns. Looks to me like he could have more angulation in the rear, but it could be just how he is standing. A proper stack would help.

Big blocky head on him, strong masculine features.

He is still in the young teen wonky stage, so his conformation may still change as he grows up.

For stacking, most people just physically move the dog's legs into the position they want and tell them to stay/stand. Put a toy or treat on a chair in front of him out of the picture to get him to look and focus ahead.

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There just aren't very many people on the forum who can give a proper critique, may have to wait a bit.

Meanwhile, I would try to get a better pic - out of the shadows, standing on level ground, feet visible, looking forward instead of the camera, if you can.

A proper critique may shoot down my comment, but from the little I know, he has a nice level top with flat withers (flat withers is a fault - the smooth level back is not. ). The croup could curve down some more (he is built like a box). Very nice TIGHT feet (a plus!), nice pasterns. Looks to me like he could have more angulation in the rear, but it could be just how he is standing. A proper stack would help.

Big blocky head on him, strong masculine features.

He is still in the young teen wonky stage, so his conformation may still change as he grows up.

For stacking, most people just physically move the dog's legs into the position they want and tell them to stay/stand. Put a toy or treat on a chair in front of him out of the picture to get him to look and focus ahead.
Thanks for your response ... I will try for a better pic. I had to laugh though, she's a female. I have always said she is built very male-ish... LOL She also a big girl that comes from fairly big parents. She is around 80 pounds now and 7.5 mos old.

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You have to place most dogs in a stack and tell them to STAY. Some GSD's will naturally walk into a stack when they stop walking or are told to HALT.

Thanks for responding... I will try for a better pic I had just snapped this one while we were outside and thought I would see what others thought about her build.

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Young female with flat withers, OK topline and croup, but the croup needs to be longer. Good angulation front and rear, she appears balanced. Good bone, good pasterns and feet. Big head, eyes are light for my taste and I would like to see richer color, but may improve with age.

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Young female with flat withers, OK topline and croup, but the croup needs to be longer. Good angulation front and rear, she appears balanced. Good bone, good pasterns and feet. Big head, eyes are light for my taste and I would like to see richer color, but may improve with age.
Croup needs to be longer... is that due to her stance? Flat withers? is that an age thing? is it significant outside of the show ring?

I am hopiing she grows into the head... lol

What do you mean eyes are light? color?

Sorry for all the stupid questions I am still learning... and thank you for your response..

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I don't know why I was thinking it was a male, LOL! I apologize to the owner.

And Lisa's critique is the one to listen to, she is the one who knows a lot about conformation.

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I don't know why I was thinking it was a male, LOL! I apologize to the owner.

And Lisa's critique is the one to listen to, she is the one who knows a lot about conformation.
No offense taken... she is more handsome than pretty.. lol

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