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16 Months old Male, German show line

Height at Withers : 66 cm or 26 Inch.
Current weight : 39 kg or 85 lbs.

I'm nowhere near qualification to critique, but one thing I noticed is that his hands are slightly sloppy.
Any comments and critique are welcome & appreciated, Thanks in advance.



 

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Masculine young male with good color. OK withers, good topline though he is slightly stretched (long), good length and position of croup. Good angulation front and rear, but he needs a longer upper arm. He appears to stand straight from the front and rear. Yes, his feet need to be tighter. My biggest complaint is that he is quite wet (a lot of loose skin especially around the neck).

You have him a bit over stacked. Try to get his front legs under him instead of angling forward.
 

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VERY big male. That is 3 cm over standard. :)
 

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yes, he is really "wet" . when stacking him (using his second picture) his feet should be under his elbow. Draw an imaginary straight line . You have the dog bridged , too far forward . Foot is a little long and the pads are flat.
Using picture one you can see that on his left foot the nail is long almost touching floor . Trim this . He will use his foot differently may build some firmness. He may be landing differently, to avoid discomfort.
 

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Lisa 68 cm is 26.7 inches , so not that far from standard`s limit . Dog may be less , depending on where and how the measurement was done . Instead of dropping the tape straight to the ground the owner may have moved the tape forward to follow the bridged leg. He doesn`t look that big.

doesn`t look 85 pounds either. not enough muscle there
 

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You've got really great critiques here from those that are much more experienced. So I don't see the need for me to really do so.

I did want to say though, he is very handsome! I can tell he's very well taken care of. :)
 

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Spinal cord is perfect, especially tail and pelvic section; the neck is a bit short, low position of the skull on cervical section; skull seemes proportionate, lacking triangular shape, nicely set ears; shoulders and hocks are a bit too much drawn together; nothing wrong with his phalanges, just long nails indicate that his physical exercise wishes to be better.
He is a very beautiful boy, take care of his chest develops in the next 6 months. I'd recommend chasing ball down and up a hill and swimming.
In order to improve facial part of his skull your puppy needs to develop his jaw muscles, provide him regularly with raw bones.
 

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low position of the skull on cervical section; skull seemes proportionate, lacking triangular shape, nicely set ears;(...)
In order to improve facial part of his skull your puppy needs to develop his jaw muscles, provide him regularly with raw bones.
I see a narrow skull, with the ears positioned too laterally. Can it be because of his lines (I'm under the impression in USA you prefer narrower heads) or only because of lack of maturity and condition? It gives me the impression the ears would fit better at the same head with more substance on it. (not a critique, just learning)
 

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Lisa 68 cm is 26.7 inches , so not that far from standard`s limit . Dog may be less , depending on where and how the measurement was done . Instead of dropping the tape straight to the ground the owner may have moved the tape forward to follow the bridged leg. He doesn`t look that big.

doesn`t look 85 pounds either. not enough muscle there
His height was measured using a solid material measuring tape which doesn't flex or bend easily, therefore it was pretty accurate.
His weight is pretty accurate too and the scale don't lie :)
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Masculine young male with good color. OK withers, good topline though he is slightly stretched (long), good length and position of croup. Good angulation front and rear, but he needs a longer upper arm. He appears to stand straight from the front and rear. Yes, his feet need to be tighter. My biggest complaint is that he is quite wet (a lot of loose skin especially around the neck).

You have him a bit over stacked. Try to get his front legs under him instead of angling forward.
Wow ! I am impressed that you noticed him being wet, you are correct I took this picture after giving him a nice bath, Appreciate your professional opinion thanks :)
 

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You've got really great critiques here from those that are much more experienced. So I don't see the need for me to really do so.

I did want to say though, he is very handsome! I can tell he's very well taken care of. :)
Thank you, I try my best in providing a loving and caring environment for him, love him so much :)
 

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Spinal cord is perfect, especially tail and pelvic section; the neck is a bit short, low position of the skull on cervical section; skull seemes proportionate, lacking triangular shape, nicely set ears; shoulders and hocks are a bit too much drawn together; nothing wrong with his phalanges, just long nails indicate that his physical exercise wishes to be better.
He is a very beautiful boy, take care of his chest develops in the next 6 months. I'd recommend chasing ball down and up a hill and swimming.
In order to improve facial part of his skull your puppy needs to develop his jaw muscles, provide him regularly with raw bones.
Thanks for the professional opinion/analysis, It is true about him lacking physical exercise because of the summer temperature here in Kuwait which peaks at 130 degrees during mid-day, therefore outdoor activity it is out of the question, except for hitting the beach and swimming after sun set.
 

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I see a narrow skull, with the ears positioned too laterally. Can it be because of his lines (I'm under the impression in USA you prefer narrower heads) or only because of lack of maturity and condition? It gives me the impression the ears would fit better at the same head with more substance on it. (not a critique, just learning)
He is a German show line not US, and mind you that his skull didn't fully develop yet because of his young age.
 

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Just for comparison. I also have a 16 month old West German Show line male. He is 25" in height and 68 lbs. in weight. This is the latest pictures I took of him playing with the horses. His stance isn't great, but I was just shooting some pics for fun.
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For 16 months I find this dog pretty masculine. Perhaps his head could be a bit bigger, but I do NOT like a coarse dog. Some of the heads I've seen on GSDs borderline on Akita type, rather than GSD. The head is not supposed to be "blocky".

Ear set is just slightly wide. The set is a bit low.

Ok topline. There's a small hitch that starts right before the croup that I do not care for. I actually like his wither. It is pretty decent. It would look better if he were looking forward, rather than at the camera, and it would help if he weren't posting.
 

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Nice dog overall, agree with the others. I don't think there's anything wrong with his head. I'd prefer an ear set a little less wide and ears a little smaller, but I do not think his head is too narrow or not masculine, especially for his age. We don't need bear heads on GSDs. He's not even two and many WGSL lines mature (physically) until age 4. Nikon's head changed from age 3-4.
 

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For 16 months I find this dog pretty masculine. Perhaps his head could be a bit bigger, but I do NOT like a coarse dog. Some of the heads I've seen on GSDs borderline on Akita type, rather than GSD. The head is not supposed to be "blocky".

Ear set is just slightly wide. The set is a bit low.

Ok topline. There's a small hitch that starts right before the croup that I do not care for. I actually like his wither. It is pretty decent. It would look better if he were looking forward, rather than at the camera, and it would help if he weren't posting.
Thank you for the feedback, I think you are mistaking the small hitch just before the croup with the chair in the background.
 
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