Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
The mother's side is mostly lacking any titles or other details (hips, elbows, etc.) Could be pet breeding, or could be the person posting just couldn't be bothered filling it all in.
I don't like the sire's back. He has a very steep croup, and a break in his topline where the spine begins to slope downwards. He also has loose, hanging lips, but that's extremely common in German showlines these days, and no one seems to find a fault with it, even though the standard says the lips should be tight and well-fitted.
Other than that, his conformation isn't bad. Ears are a bit big for my taste, but he's not severely over-angulated in the rear, the way many German dogs are these days. Pasterns are nice, shoulder nice, nice masculine head. Feet look nice and tight from what i can see of them.
Edit: sorry I critiqued his conformation, when you were asking about his pedigree! The father's side is quite a nice pedigree, with many VA-rated dogs. The VA rating can ONLY be given at the Sieger show, the biggest show of the year. so these are considered to be really exceptional dogs. The V rating is the highest rating that can be given at other less important shows. So, yes, very nice pedigree, except for the dogs on the grand-dam's side, that have no titles showing. If there is someone on the board with access to the SV pedigrees, they could perhaps check and see if they really are untitled or if the person entering the pedigree just couldn't be bothered filling in the details.
Last edited by Sunsilver; 05-19-2017 at 12:18 AM.