German Shepherd Dog > Dogs That Catch Your Eye (132 replies)
Dogs That Catch Your Eye
by Sunsilver on 28 October 2009 - 21:00
|I'm starting this thread to balance out the one on extreme dogs. I've been criticized in the past for keeping a file of 'ugly dogs'. Well, I ALSO have a file of dogs I like, and it's MUCH larger than the other one. The dogs in it aren't necessarily all-time greats, though the majority of them are well-know. It may just be that SOMETHING about them caught my eye. I am attracted to dogs that have good bone, nice, straight toplines with good withers, and harmonious overall proportions (length of back to height ratio) I think this is why a dog like Manhattan catches my eye, even though his overall conformation had its flaws:|
Here are a couple of other examples:
Dallas (Kismet's Sight for Sore Eyes) had the most GORGEOUS head!
Lartus v. Kirschental is a VERY handsome showline. A wee bit heavy for my tastes, but a real eyecatcher, nonetheless.
Two VERY nice looking working line dogs, Bandit v. Wolfsheim, and Eliot v. Prevent:
A beautiful, effortless-looking trot from SG Sirko Von Der Jahnhohe:
Finally, my favourite Canadian dog. He is currently the top rated dog in Canada. When I see dogs like this, I start to have some hope for the North American GSD... Here's Brown-Hill Kysarah's Maricio
So, go ahead, post YOUR favourite dogs! I have just two requests: we're focussing on looks here, so please don't post a pic and say 'I like this dog because he's a fabulous working dog.'
Second, PLEASE keep the pictures around 400 pixels, so the thread isn't too slow to load! The editor will offer you the chance to resize the picture before you post. If it doesn't go back and edit, click on the picture, and select 'properties', then resize the width to 400 pixels or less.
Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing other people's favourite dogs!
by hamza166 on 28 October 2009 - 21:03
|Eliot v. Prevent is one of my favourite wokring dogs. He has a conformation structure which is amazing and brings hope to the GSD, for combining beauty with work|
by hamza166 on 28 October 2009 - 21:05
|I like dogs like Vegas du haut mansard. He has good structure, and is not exxagerated in anyway|
by crhuerta on 28 October 2009 - 21:26
In "todays" dogs.......my Top List include........
Shicco von der Freiheit Westerholt
Negus vom Holtkamper See
Zerxis vom Osterberger-Land
Ustinov vom Romerland
Ilbo vom Holtkamper See
I also love Elliot v. Prevent......a couple other working line dogs I can't remember names of hand......gotta go look.
American Bred Dogs (German Bloodlines)
Danny vom Wilhendorf
Teejay vom Wilhendorf
I don't know enough about American Show Lines to comment, what is correct for their "standard"....
I also really like the dogs that Chris (Silbersee) is producing.....Onyx is on my list too!
I guess my list is actually kinda long.......so I know that I will forget names.....
The above dogs are being mentioned because of "conformation & structure",...not for any other reasons....I have only met a couple in "person".
by Xeph on 28 October 2009 - 21:32
|I love Paska Salztalblick myself! As well as Ellex and Branko!|
Laxfield's Vinnie the Viper is also a favorite, and I too loved Hatter. Wish I'd been alive to see him in person :)
by Ibrahim on 28 October 2009 - 21:40
|I love the looks of Quanto Jipo-me, he is so male like in his structure.|
by Ibrahim on 28 October 2009 - 21:46
by Sunsilver on 28 October 2009 - 22:20
Ibraim, could you please go back and press 'enter' in between each ofh those pictures, so they're lined up underneath each other, and not stretching the page? Thank you!
by Ibrahim on 28 October 2009 - 22:32
|I had to remove one of the pics. I like his chest, head, expression and topline, also the pigmentation.|
All the pics are of Quanto, that is his picture when he was a puppy.
by crhuerta on 28 October 2009 - 22:48
|I absolutely will agree......Quanto is a handsome dog, he can "catch my eye".|
by windwalker18 on 29 October 2009 - 02:04
Elliot Von Prevent:
Olek Von der Maineiche
Paska vom Salztalblick
Metin Von Stadtfeld
Yello von St Michaelsburg
Shicco von der Freiheit Westerholt
(And yes.... I am color blind where it comes to Shepherds, there ARE no bad colors)
by Sunsilver on 29 October 2009 - 02:07
Xeph, I just had a look a Vinnie the Viper, and my first reaction was, 'oh, German showline'. THEN I looked at his pedigree.... WOW! Are they sure a German dog didn't jump the fence, and get in with his mom? That's SOME headpiece on him!
Very impressive looking American line, though his pasterns are a bit long and weak.
by crhuerta on 29 October 2009 - 02:10
Impressive line up! Yep....mostly color blind here too!
by dAWgESOME on 29 October 2009 - 02:26
|Love this guy |
Eick von der Berger Hochburg
by VonIsengard on 29 October 2009 - 03:15
|Eon von Nimbus. I drool every time an ad with him pops up. I wonder why on earth he hasn't been exhibited in the BSZS.|
by Xeph on 29 October 2009 - 07:28
|Sunsilver: Xeph, I just had a look a Vinnie the Viper, and my first reaction was, 'oh, German showline'. THEN I looked at his pedigree.... WOW! Are they sure a German dog didn't jump the fence, and get in with his mom? That's SOME headpiece on him!|
You betcha! I may like American show lines, but having a west german dog myself I appreciate a PROPER male head!
I must say I LOVE Eliot and I can't believe I forgot Olek! Love Yello's pasterns and boning!
Sunsilver: Very impressive looking American line, though his pasterns are a bit long and weak.
Yeah, common problem.
And my mistake, while I DO like Vinnie, he is Laxfield's Hit Man, I was thinking of Lindenhill's Vinnie the Viper (who I also like for various reasons).
I also appreciated MarHaven's Color Guard for his moderate structure
And I'll always have a soft spot for this guy:
by tiffae89 on 29 October 2009 - 08:21
-->Not into show lines but I like him<--
Erri Z BZ
Nero z Udoli Ediny
Arno z Petrova
I have a list somewhere, but these are my favorites :)
by hamza166 on 29 October 2009 - 10:45
|I like the structure & conformation of Shicco von der Freiheit Westerholt. Sadly I cannot comment on his Gait as I do not know much about the German shepherd’s gaiting. I am trying to find out more on that. I could also do with a bit of help on Schutschund please.|
I quite like Zerxis head & expression. He has a happy & sound face.
I also like the struicture and the look of Quanto-Jipo me,
by Visitor on 29 October 2009 - 21:06
Kczaja, Was nice to see Eon's name on here, Last Tuesday I imported Dana Vom Nimbus, she came bred to Eon, Haven been waiting for these lines for quite sometime, will go well with mine...
by Falcon12 on 30 October 2009 - 00:01
| Here's a show line from my male's pedigree that I really like...|