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Hey! This is my recently adopted GSD Reagan. She was found as a stray. I don't have a picture of her in a stack, but I do have some from the side. This is just for fun! I'm just curious what you guys think of her. :) she's a little over a year old. ImageUploadedByPG Free1407513546.317398.jpg ImageUploadedByPG Free1407513562.077851.jpg ImageUploadedByPG Free1407513594.183448.jpg ImageUploadedByPG Free1407513694.040243.jpg


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She's lovely! She has wise eyes. It's wonderful that you were able to rescue her. Enjoy!
 

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Feminine female with very nice color. Flat withers, good topline (seen better in second photo), good placement of croup that could be longer. Very good angulation front and rear with a nice long upper arm. She has nice thick pads, but the feet are not as tight as I would like. I think she may be a ASL/WGSL cross of some sort. Her head and long upper arm remind me more of ASL, but her topline and color are more WGSL. She has a very sweet expression.
 

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Thanks for the critique! That's interesting that you think she may be an ASL/WGSL cross. I've been curious what sort of lines she might be from. I don't know much at all about critiquing, but I did think her top line was too straight to be just ASL. I'm going to look more into the WGSL and learn more about it!


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Thanks guys! Is it normal for her back legs to turn in like this? I've never had a GSD before so I'm not sure what's normal. It's only when she's standing. When she runs/walks they're straight. ImageUploadedByPG Free1407633586.575895.jpg


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what a charmer !

she looks like a good natural dog , balanced .
she looks like a well adjusted , healthy dog .
nice colour and pigment .
her toes are a little long and open - thick padding will give her a cushion . A dog with long and open toes and thin or no padding will fatigue . Just think of it as shoes with a comfort cushion insert .
she turns in at the hock a bit . Many dogs standing free and relaxed and normal do . This is an extra support for the weight.

there is a difference between cow hocked because of excessive angulation or loose ligaments and tendons which could stand to be tightened up . This dog looks like a pretty firm , well knit dog - not loose . Evidence is her pasterns which are nice .

a cow hocked dog will be sloppy in movement . Bet this one travels true .

maybe the OP can get a picture on here with her moving at a trot - side-view
you don't stand with your feet pointing straight ahead , like soldiers in a line up for inspection. Your feet turn out , or you shift the weight onto one hip.

nothing to be concerned about.

lucky you , lucky dog !
 

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Thanks guys! Is it normal for her back legs to turn in like this? I've never had a GSD before so I'm not sure what's normal. It's only when she's standing. When she runs/walks they're straight. View attachment 233450


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Happens in horses too! They can be cow hocked or pigeon toed and as long as it doesn't interfere with movement it's perfectly normal! There are a few at my barn with feet facing different ways and it's definitely different to see but makes no difference in the life of the horse, just adds a little character.
She's gorgeous! You can definitely tell how happy she is!
 

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what a charmer !

she looks like a good natural dog , balanced .
she looks like a well adjusted , healthy dog .
nice colour and pigment .
her toes are a little long and open - thick padding will give her a cushion . A dog with long and open toes and thin or no padding will fatigue . Just think of it as shoes with a comfort cushion insert .
she turns in at the hock a bit . Many dogs standing free and relaxed and normal do . This is an extra support for the weight.

there is a difference between cow hocked because of excessive angulation or loose ligaments and tendons which could stand to be tightened up . This dog looks like a pretty firm , well knit dog - not loose . Evidence is her pasterns which are nice .

a cow hocked dog will be sloppy in movement . Bet this one travels true .

maybe the OP can get a picture on here with her moving at a trot - side-view
you don't stand with your feet pointing straight ahead , like soldiers in a line up for inspection. Your feet turn out , or you shift the weight onto one hip.

nothing to be concerned about.

lucky you , lucky dog !
How does this picture work for showing a trot? ImageUploadedByPG Free1407682899.239651.jpg





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Dogs standing with their hocks inwards is not unusual. If she moves straight than she is not cow-hocked. She appears to be moving correctly in the photo. I have owned two cow-hocked dogs (and one horse) and it was pretty obvious when they moved.
 

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looks fine to me .

there doesn't seem to be any wasted energy - very economical in movement - a dog that is really cow hocked has a knitting , knit and purl type movement , lots of wasted energy and movement without going anywhere.

your female is just fine !
 

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Thanks so much for the info guys! I just wanted to make sure that was normal and that it wasn't something I needed to do anything special for. I appreciate all your critiques. :)


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