I see a short upper arm which limits his front reach. He is also roachy over the loin, which spoils the smoothness of his topline. Nice croup and tail set. Good under reach and follow-thru in the rear. His black saddle could be richer (more black). Nice young dog.
And no, I don't think you can do anything to change him. Just let him grow up.
Obviously he is still a puppy and has a lot of maturing ahead of him.
I like his head and expression. Evidence of some roach leads me to believe that he is probably German Bred. Preferring German Breds I don't find this to be offensive.
Nice tail set, croup, no over angulation. I appreciate that he stacks on his feet and not back on his hock.
I'd not turn him away if he walked up to my door. Would love to see him in about a year or so.
He turns 9months on the 9th of May, so yes still a pup
I will be showing him off for sure. I cant wait to see how he develops myself.
He is my first show dog and i am loving getting out there so far.
Have had a puppy in group and 3 reserve challenges so far so i am stoked.
Young male with excellent secondary sex characteristics. OK withers with a good overall topline though his croup is a bit flat. Very good rear angulation and good front though his upper arm should be longer. The short upper arm and slightly straight shoulder is limiting his front reach. Pasterns are a bit straight (common when the shoulder is too), but he has very nice feet. I would like to see more black, a larger saddle, but he has a dark face. I like the proportions of this dog. He has nice length overall and good length of leg. He should be athletic.
Ozzy will be 2 on 2-9 but had y to o get his BD pics done early. My boy has grown up in a year. Here are pics at 1 yr and now almost 2.
1st stack pic 2yrs
2nd stack pic 1yr
3rd head shot 2yrs
4th head 1yr
I'm trying to learn more about GSD conformation and how my 6.5 month old long hair puppy is measuring up!
I understand that my stacked photos aren't the best but I have tried my darnedest. I can't seem to get her to keep her front legs quite in position!
So I love my boy and don't care that he's not papered. He's been amazing and with a perfect temperament and is just so confident. He also does amazing with my disabled sister whom i might make him a service dog for having such perfect natural responses to her and his ability to train so...