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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-29-2008, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Please Critique Hawke!

This is the first dog I've ever posted on here to be critiqued, and I'd love to get some honest opinions on my boy These were taken just a couple of days ago, he's just over 11 months old. My 11 year old daughter is the one stacking him, she does a much better job than I do *LOL* Thanks so much!!

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Re: Please Critique Hawke!

Forgot to add this pic, another stack but a little less stretched. Looking forward to hearing what you all think of Hawke!

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Re: Please Critique Hawke!

Well I think he looks great! However, I don't know about the whole stacking or what to look for, but he is a great looking Sherpherd in my opinion, keep posting more pics of him!

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In my opinion, he looks perfect, keep in mind I really know nothing about critiquing, but he is beautiful!

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Re: Please Critique Hawke!

Thanks so much for your comments! I am really pleased with how he's turning out so far. Anyone else have any thoughts on Hawke? I'm hoping to get some feedback on any faults or anything that's really good with him Thanks again!
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Re: Please Critique Hawke!

He appears to have a nice flowing topline with good proportions. Good pigment, decent bone, nice feet. Something seems a little "off" with his head/neck... not sure what.
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Re: Please Critique Hawke!

His neck looks a bit short to me, maybe it's the picture? Pretty dog though.

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I wonder if the neck thing is due to my daughter holding his collar so tightly...Hawke was pretty squirmy and there were a lot of distractions (like 3 other dogs running around the yard *LOL*) so she was keeping a very tight grip on his collar. In person his neck seems normal to me, but you could say I'm a novice with evaluating conformation. I definitely appreciate hearing your opinions, thank you!
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Re: Please Critique Hawke!

I'm no expert by any means, but when I trained Apollo to hold still so I could move his feet, I'd tell him to stay, place his feet, and walk away for ten seconds. I's snap a few pics, tell him "Free" (His release command) and then reward. I'd gradually up the time. This should help resolve him being squirmy. That, and doing it in a place with no distractions.

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Re: Please Critique Hawke!

Good color and pigmentation. Nice mask. Dark Eyes.

Nice tight feet. Hard to tell from the angle the pictures were taken from but he might have a bit of (east-West) front feet turned out slightly.

I am no expert but he might be out a little at the elbows, but again the camera angles are a bit off.

Just a few things I see that might help next time you try to stack.

First picture the up back leg (one farthest from the camera) is in pretty good position, but the other back leg is stretched too much.

In first picture the front legs aren't even. If you can instead of placeing the front feet try picking up his front end around the rib area a few inches and dropping him. That might correct the toes out.

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