Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Katy, Tx
Dogs Name: Koa, Siri, Hottie & Chloe (shep x)
Titles: Koa-STAR Puppy, RN, CAA, CGC, Chloe-CA,CGC, Siri-AKC Grand Champion, CAX, DockDogs BAJJ, CGC
Dogs Age: 3 years, 2 years, 6months, 4 years
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Yeah I can see where I came off pretty rude. Its not that a Doberman looks like a GSD, it's just when certain features are off or exaggerated, they start to look less like the standard and more like features of other breeds. Anyway, I'll stop digging myself a hole. I do wish that Prime's top line had a little more of a slope, but not to this extreme. If someone wanted to rip prime apart conformationally, it honestly wouldn't bother me. Ive fostered some pretty ugly dobermans and shepherds that I've loved to pieces, but you see less conformationally correct dogs in rescue of course. Sticks and stones.
Would any of you who show in conformation take this dog in an AKC ring?
Your breeder would choke over the bolded comment! That's one of her "pet peeves"
I wouldn't take this dog in the ring. For reasons described above regarding topline, rear angulation, lack of forechest, etc. I don't think it would be competitive with those that match more closely to the defined American standard.
That doesn't mean that an established handler wouldn't have success with the very same dog though! Sad as it may seem I've seen it happen. Not that I'd recommend that someone go that route...but there are many that do.
RIP Kai 3/19/2001 - 11/8/2011
Koa RN, CAX, CGC
Siri AKC GCH, CAX, CGC DockDogs BAJJ-Nationally Ranked
Chloe CA, CGC
Hottie AKC Pointed
Aero - AKC Major Pointed
Last edited by Dobiewankanobi; 11-19-2012 at 12:28 PM.