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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Critique Sinister and Be As Honest As Possible

5.5 year old male, 28-28.5 inches at the shoulder, 85 pounds, neutered at 15 months old and go.........................










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Head photo taken on his birthday this year

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I really like the shape/outline of his head. Reminds me of my dog Nikon. Underjaw may be a little weak (Nikon's is), but I like the amount of stop and length of the muzzle.
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Thanks Lies.

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I'm not a breeder, but Sinister is one of my favorite dogs on this board. So I'll tell you why. I love the fact that he looks masculine. There is no doubt he's a male. He has a solid appearance and doesn't have a weak look through this rear end (as some dogs appear to have).

I also like the smoothness of his tail head on down to his tail carriage. Don't know if that's good or bad, but it's pleasant to they eyes. There are a lot of GSDs I see on this board that appear to have a gay tail.

But I think my personal favorite thing about him is he has the look of an old soul in his eyes.

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https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...how-stack.html
this would be a helpful thread to read
he ought to be in a correct stack to correctly critique him

his head and face are very fox like with an almost dished style muzzle
jaw is undershot
that said he has a balance to him
i dont see an overly masculine dog here however i think because of his foxlike appearance
he has a dip behind his withers
some of the pics make him appear easty westy but not sure if that is because he is not in a proper stack
thats about all i got
he is a striking dog
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explanation of dished face
Dog Head Types
think boxer type muzzle
the side view 2nd photo down shows sinsters dished muzzle pretty well
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I'm still learning (trying to learn!), so take my critique with a grain a salt, and I'm probably not even using the right terms. I know this is just for fun, and a way to learn more about conformation.

He is a nice looking dog overall, so this is just nit-picky stuff:

Two negatives that I notice right away is how upright his pasterns are, and that his croup is higher than his withers. I also think he needs more angulation in his hind legs - though I'm still learning on what is good vs. not enough angulation.

I like his shoulder angle, bright very dark eyes, very nice ear set. Nice waist tuck-in - he seems in good weight. His feet look pretty good too, nice and round with plenty of depth to his pads.

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Two negatives that I notice right away is how upright his pasterns are,
i am learning too and find this fascinating
i noticed that about his legs the front legs are almost collie like
wasnt sure what to call that but now i know upright pasterns
should they be more angled?
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I don't really know how to stack but here is a side profile of him.


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