I love that natural stack, not a show stack.
Much easier to assess his conformation this way. He is a really sturdy, big-boned male with an absolutely GORGEOUS, gorgeous coat density, rich pigment, (but some pigment could be a bit darker-- withers/bottom of saddle area) nice big male head. Sok does look like he didn't come out of W. Germany. He has the look of some of the earlier German showlines-- straighter topline, nice heavy bone.. my kind of boy! His expression and build really aren't carbon-copy of what we today see in the W. German style show ring. I think he looks great! He would IMHO hopefully contribute to improving toplines if he were bred. His head and earset just seems kinda Danish/Norwegian to me.. the W. German show kennels there have some nice dogs that sometimes don't look as clone-like as what we are seeing in the ring now. (and I do like W. German showline dogs a lot!
) Nice to see such a solid, almost old style dog!
So very nice to see those titles on him, too!