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Do your GSDs stack themselves?

I'm just curious how many GSDs here commonly stand in a "stacked" position (with one back leg forward, the other back) without being coached? I was surprised by how often Bianca will stop and stand in a "stack" type position when just walking around.


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Re: Do your GSDs stack themselves?

some of the best photos I have of my older male were taken when I did a running stand with him - he would always stop in a nice stack!!!

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Re: Do your GSDs stack themselves?

then how come it's so hard to get them to do it for a photo? I just voted and mine has occasionally stacked on her own. But never ever with my help

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Boss does all the time. Scout never does.
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Re: Do your GSDs stack themselves?

Trent only free stacks when I do not have a camera on hand. When I do, he refuses to stand still, let alone be stacked/stack himself...

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Re: Do your GSDs stack themselves?

Depends on their structure. My best structured dog (DDR) stands in a natural stack about 75~80% of the time. The second best (WestGerWL) about 50% of the time. My most square dog (Czech) about 10% of the time (and curiously, its when his prey drive is working that he stacks naturally). None of them does an extreme stack like you see in photos of AKC show types. I would be curious to know from owners of AKC showlines if their dogs extreme stack naturally or those are just posed for pictures. The AKC lines that I have seen in natural settings like in herding training don't demonstrate any extreme stacks naturally.
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Re: Do your GSDs stack themselves?

Axle does it quite often. However, as soon as i tell him "nice stand" he moves...go figure. He never does it when the camera is ready and waiting

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Re: Do your GSDs stack themselves?

usually when he is waiting for me to throw the BALL

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Re: Do your GSDs stack themselves?

I hear you Rei...Anna will do it and I'm like "Oh! I need a camera!" but when I have a camera, nothin. I'll catch her!


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Re: Do your GSDs stack themselves?

That's so true about trying to get a photo...

This is the best I've gotten so far with Bianca, I happened to catch her standing still on a "playdate" but it's not very good--



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