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Ever since I first saw Tank I have been thinking that he would be great to show. I am trying to locate the last owner that had his AKC papers but im not sure that I will end up finding his papers. I was told I could register Tank as a PAL registrant but that he would have to be neutered and then could not do conformation.

Are there any other GSD owners/showers from Hawaii on this forum?
 

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Yeah sorry hadnt taken any good stack pics until yesterday. I had a friend help me because I was hoping some GSD lovers would help critque Tank for me. He is still a little bit underweight but is really filling back out now. He was giving us some minor trouble about keeping his feet still but i think we still managed to get some good pics.


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He's a good looking dog but if you do show him you'll have to get his papers.

If you don't do conformation and instead all the 'fun' stuff :) like rally or flyball or agility, it's no problem to have him then neutered and get him registered for that.
 

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Do you think the slope of his back is good/bad? I notice alot of GSD's that are shown have a wicked slope/sway-back or that some have spines that have very rigid angles. Does their back have to look like that to have any chance in competition? Most of the GSD's I see in competition have those slopes that look very un-natural if not disturbing, is that really what judges look for?
 

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There are only a few shows each year in Hawaii, so getting your dog to the championship level will be difficult. Showing German Shepherds can be very expensive since it requires a lot of running and often involves paying someone to do the running for you.

I would get involved with other activities that are more fun for both man and beast.
 

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Thanks for the advice. I have recently found his very first owners and found out that someone lied and he doesnt have papers. I may do PAL registry for AKC at some point but Im thinking of doing Shutzhund training and rallies with Tank instead.
 

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Sounds great. Tank will enjoy all of the time you spend with him.
 
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