Bob, I totally agree. I had told my husband before we ever started that he needed to get right in front of us to take the picture, and that the front legs, and the left rear hock were supposed to be vertical. I told him that he'd have to tell me if they weren't because it's hard for me to tell. As you can see, he didn't do a very good job. :roll: :lol:
I had THE hardest time trying to get Jak's front legs straight up and down; I don't think they CAN be perpendicular to the ground! They look a little better in the third pic, where he's pretty much just standing naturally, but his front feet are east-west in all of them, so I'll have to work on that because they normally aren't. In the first two pictures, where my husband wasn't in the right place to take them, Jak was trying to lean against my legs, and that's partly why those pictures aren't as good. That's why I moved to more the middle of the yard. There, I was able to put his toy on top of the waterhose reel so he'd look at it and stay off me. :lol:
Tim Martens wrote:
i think that's the first time i've seen full photos of your dog (i think i've just only seen your avatar). he is a beautiful GSD.
I sure do agree with Tim. He is indeed beautiful!
Kristen, no matter how you position him, he looks very beautiful...
Tim, Connie, and Al, thank you!
I think so too, but I thought I was just a little biased. He's just now starting to get the sable coloring on his thigh and shoulder like his daddy; when he was younger, he looked more like a bi-color because the black actually went down about halfway on each leg. Now it's starting to recede a little.
Tim Martens said:
what are your plans for him?
Well, I'm a bit torn. I bought him to be a PPD, but there weren't any clubs or trainers in my area that trained for that, so I had pretty much 'settled' for doing Schutzhund with him, transitioning from the SchH sleeve to hidden sleeve once he was biting the hard sleeve well, and was old enough to do civil, defensive stuff. Since Wayne's accident, though, we haven't done ANYTHING with him. The last time we were at training was 2 months ago, and that was the first time Jak ever got to bite. He'll be 12 months old this Sunday. Recently, I've been entertaining the idea of doing ASR, since there is a club in Spartanburg now, but Charlotte and I keep playing phone tag, so at this point I don't know what I'll be doing. :?