Just for fun, I don't intend to show him and I know he's not really that well built. Can you guys critique based of these poorly done stacks?
Oh, I think you misunderstand me or misinterpret my preferences! Here are a few dogs that are more to my liking, you can tell it's definitely not the "show type" I'm out for...I guess that's the old saying "to each their own". Because the things your not to fond of, I Prefer. I love the shorter hair and the leaner body. I don't like the blocky look on a GSD at all, and even though I think the longer hair is beautiful I don't think it belongs on a GSD. (just my preference)
Your dog has many of the same traits as mine and I chose his parents carefully, to get these traits.
A working GSD and a show GSD are not the same.
You have a beautiful working line GSD, and I think he's perfect. I know you love him regardless of the little things but in my eyes those little things a better.
You're too kind The downside to choosing a dog as a puppy is that you can never tell the final result. And Sören is by no stretch of the imagination a poor representation of his breed, just as he isn't an amazing one. Unfortunately he isn't my heart dog, but we're a decent team and that's what matters. What I did wrong with Sören I will be able to do better with the next, and by the time we're getting our next puppy Sören will be at least coming on 3.I think that is a very fair critique of him. Cudos to you for admitting his faults, I didn't even catch the tail set.
And I may be biased since I've been following him on Tumblr. I always thought he had a handsome face, it could be more masculine that is true, I've met some shepherds that didn't finish maturing until around 3. So hopefully he'll fill out a bit more on those areas.