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This is our very first attempt at stacking, so don't laugh! [-X I know we aren't perfect by a LONG shot, and I'm having to restrain his head way too much, but hey, I didn't think we did too awfully bad for a first time! :oops:


Ok. I'm having a hell of a time trying to post the actual pictures, so I'll just have to give you the link to the main page:

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/pup/stack.html
 

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Kristen Cabe said:
This is our very first attempt at stacking, so don't laugh! [-X I know we aren't perfect by a LONG shot, and I'm having to restrain his head way too much, but hey, I didn't think we did too awfully bad for a first time! :oops:


Ok. I'm having a hell of a time trying to post the actual pictures, so I'll just have to give you the link to the main page:

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/pup/stack.html
I'm not laughing! You did WAY better than the first time I ever tried it!! I was trying to help a client, and we were using a BOOK with bad pictures. ("OK, wait a sec; page three says.........") No internet then.
 

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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. what are your plans for him?
 

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Tim Martens said:
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. what are your plans for him?
I sure do agree with Tim. He is indeed beautiful!
 
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Kristen, no matter how you position him, he looks very beautiful... :lol: :lol:
 

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#5 for me! I agree about the left rear. IMHO, that should be more vertical. That's part of where the show folks go wrong. It's almost a contest to see how far they can streach their dog out.
 

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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:


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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! :D 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. :?
 

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He is a very beautiful dog! I like #3 best, just because I like a natural stance. Too bad you can't just take his head from #3 and photoshop it onto his body in #4 and I think you'd have a REALLY GREAT picture! :lol:
 

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Kristen,
Beautiful dog. (do ASR) I'm biast to pic 3 as well (do ASR) for the more natural look. (do ASR) Why overextend a well built dog (do ASR) to look like a grossly overangulated "show" dog ? (do ASR)
Taking pics is the best thing you can do to evaluate you'r stack. (that and do ASR) Heres a pointer- Look back at the pics at you'r dog's extended rear hock. (& do ASR) When stacket, it should be a perfect vertical line, or close to. Likewise front legs should not "rocking horse" out too much. Heres a good example:



When you get that foot right, much of the rest of his structure will fall into place.

Oh, did I mention I think you should try ASR?
 

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Sarah, check it out, I did just what you said and it don't look half bad! :lol:

http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/453592.html


I like the more natural look too, but for picture taking, people tend to prefer to see the "show style" position so I thought, what the heck!? Why not teach him to do it?


Kristina, you really think I should do ASR? :-s

If I can get in touch with Charlotte in Spartanburg, I'd like to go down there and watch a few training sessions, and maybe we'll train for both, since I'm paid up with the SchH club through September and it's non-refundable.
 

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We went for a GSD show in Spain, in Tarragona, I am not a show person but I took some pictures, maybe these can help you as well.

I am not sure of they stand in the good "stand"but they all look like pro's there.









Your dog look nice, I like the 3 rd picture!
 

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Kristen Cabe said:
Sarah, check it out, I did just what you said and it don't look half bad! :lol:
Not bad at all! :D
 

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Kristina, you really think I should do ASR? :-s

If I can get in touch with Charlotte in Spartanburg, I'd like to go down there and watch a few training sessions, and maybe we'll train for both, since I'm paid up with the SchH club through September and it's non-refundable.
If it's do-able, Chris Duhon knows pretty much all there is to know about ASR and is located in Fayetteville. No idea how far that is from you but definitely don't blame you for using all of the Sch club investment!
Best of luck,
Kristina
 
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