Correct, Odin is not shown and he was neutered to ensure not passing on his oversize gene. It crops up from time to time in his bloodline and harkens back to the old days when large GSDs were the norm and not considered an aboration. He is directly decended from my father's original line that he started 60 years ago from a German import named, Trig. He bred for large GSDs right up until the early '80s when the goal was changed by then for lighter dogs. The large gene still pops up now and then as my dad's line continues now with another breeder here in Vermont which is where Odin came from.Originally Posted By: AmaruqNope most of the over the standard dogs are not shown and many are not worked in any way "over here". Over the standard also generally means that their "working" career would be shorter as well as the GSD body just isnt designed to woro at that size.Originally Posted By: istieAre these large dogs shown? If so ho do they go?
Over here some are about 70cm, not sure of inches i think about 30inches
He is, however, quite active Ruq. He was trained for a mix of many skills even some Schutzhund ones although I never focused him on any one particular path. It was my intention that he be my "display dog" for my work as a dog trainer so that clients could get a good idea of the range of things their dogs were capable of. He'll be 7 at the end of February but he still has an awesome amount of power. When we go skijoring it's he who is the vast majority of the strength on the other end of the harness. Frigga often is essentially along for the run.