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He's 6 months old in a weeks time, would love to hear your thoughts on my boy. I know he's stretching his head a bit far forward, I had someone to call him to get his attention and it worked a little too well




And here's a front on pic so you can see his head
 

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I have to say I love the dogs you have in Australia. Think he's stunning with some growing to do! Great color, not to extreme.

Be interesting to hear others who really know comment.
 

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Conformation people???? please???

bump.
 

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Re: Conformation people???? please???

Thanks FourIsCompany, I am looking forward to hearing the critiques myself, hopefully someone will have a moment to give a critique for him. I just looked at your boy and left a comment, he is lovely!

Thanks for the bump MaggieRoseLee
 

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Re: Conformation people???? please???

bump again....

Guess we've lost all our conformation folks. How did that happen?
 

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Beautiful color and coat. Nice strong head and bone. Pastern maybe a little too upright (not enough give to it). Tight feet. Good shoulder, but the lower thigh bone should be the same length as the upper thigh bone, which it doesn't appear to be. Also a little roachy over the loin area.

Nice pup.
 

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In the sitting photo I really like his expression. He also has excellent color, dark eyes and very good bone.

His topline is hard to see against the black pants. Black pants are great for when you compete, but awful for photos.
Right now he looks to be flat withered with a very steep croup. Very good front angulation. His pasterns are a bit upright, but he has excellent feet. His rear angulation is very good, but his hocks are a bit long and I have to wonder if he is a bit cowhocked. Good underline, very nice head.
 

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Thanks for the critiques!

Sorry about the photo, I keep meaning to wear my gray pants but I forget. I have lightened up the photo heaps, though it makes the color completely wrong, but it helps you to see his topline better.




He is definitely not cowhocked, I can say that with certainty. I think it is the way I stacked him, his back leg might not be completely straight on to the camera as carpet isn't the best as its slippery, but it was taken at night. I will definitely have to get another one outside on better ground I think.

Here's a photo of him in a casual stance, he's just stopped to watch one of my other dogs. He also steps straight from behind as well

 

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Actually, he is cowhocking a little bit, but this is generally an issue with strength in the rear. %99 of the pups I've seen with this issue grow out of it as soon as their muscle tone improves in their back legs. Seems pretty normal to me.

I've got two GSD pups in my puppy class right now, and both are cowhocked, but every week, as they gain strength in their thighs and knees, they are less cowhocked.
 

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That is better. He doesn't look as flat in the withers nor arched over the topline.
 

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Why do you want anyone to critique your dog.

Frankly, when I get to this section of the board it seems most are more concerned about looks then how the dog is is with family and friends.

For example, OMG his back is off a bit, or your dog is 1/2 inch too high, or the colors aren't quite right. Your dog is great looking. As for competitive events, aside from SCH, I would recommend a miniture poodle if it comes to looks.

Sorry, I am receiving a rescue dog tomorrow, so I tend to think the people on this end of the board are a bit --------.

And you didn't have your gray pants on, gimme a break.
 

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Timber, the purpose of this forum is to compare members' dogs with the standard for the breed FOR FUN. Some people genuinely want to show, others want to learn more about structure and see what it means to be "long in loin" or "short of croup," and yet others just want to see how their dog measures up to the standard just for kicks. I'm quite surprised you get the impression that we're shallow for participating in this. You know, the standard does exist for a reason. The GSD does have a certain look. The proper shoulder, proper size, proper ears, proper angulation, all of that and more makes a GSD not a lab nor akita nor cattle dog nor PBGV. Temperament counts big and you've been around long enough to know that I put temperament before conformation any day of the week (twice on Tuesdays), but still, the Standard describes what the dog should look like. The Captain had his "standard" and that is why GSDs began to look the way they do. Relax and let us have our fun in a virtual ring; I doubt anyone here is basing any and all important decisions on what a bunch of Internetters are saying.

Calm blue ocean, Timber, calm blue ocean.


EDIT: I should contribute SOMETHING. I agree, he does seem to cow-hock a bit. All else I can add is that it'll be nice to see a couple more photos of him, one at 12 months and another at 24 months. He looks good for 6 months so maybe he'll get even better with time! Good color and pigment as well. I would like to see tighter feet- I don't know if it's the photos but they sometimes look great, sometimes look a wee loose.
 

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Timber, this area of the board is to compare PHOTOS to the standard. It is done for fun. No one is forced to post their photos or to view this forum.
Lighten up.


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The Camera Angle is a little off.

Nice color and pigment, nice dark face with dark colored eyes.

I would like to see a picture of him a 1 year old and compare to what he is now.
 

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Timber1 what the **** is your problem? I wanted a critique of my boy for FUN and as I want to show him, it's nice to hear what others think of him conformation wise.

For your information he is very friendly to family, friends and strangers, I dont mind if he is not perfect conformation wise, I will still love him as he is my dog.

And don't get all high and mighty about rescuing dogs, I have one dog here that was saved from the pound the day before she was due to be PTS. I have another dog rescued from the pound and she is special needs and has seizures, she's only 1 year old and I have no idea how long I will have her for but I **** well make sure her life is the best one I can give her. So dont tell me all I worry about is how my dogs look like.
 

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Thank you to those who have given their critiques, I really do appreciate it. I will certainly post another pic at 12 and 24 months as they do change so much.
 

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Originally Posted By: Bella_2He's 6 months old in a weeks time, would love to hear your thoughts on my boy. I know he's stretching his head a bit far forward, I had someone to call him to get his attention and it worked a little too well




And here's a front on pic so you can see his head

What terrible and poor example of a GSD, I've seen better heads on a nickle.


You must give him to me to relieve you of this burden and let me know when you get anymore ugly puppies I'll take them to...

 

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Not a chance in **** MaxGunnar


He's my boy and I love him
 
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