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View Poll Results: Is your dog typey?
No 7 14.58%
Yes 24 50.00%
Maybe 13 27.08%
Other 2 4.17%
grilled cheese & tomato soup 10 20.83%
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:20 PM
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oooh, I love this thread and topic! I've often thought about this in regards to Trent, because I do get non-GSD people telling me that they like his look for a GSD, but also GSD people (show and confo) telling me that they like his build, too. So he does seem to be that middle-of-the-road German Shepherd Dog and would be (in my opinion, and if I were to draw conclusions from others' comments), pretty much true to type.

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I wish more aussies looked like her.
Same. Cohen's always been one of my favorite Aussies, hands down.

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I honestly can't tell. She just looks like Elsie to me.
Yeah, well, that's the best kind. I personally think she looks true to her breed but I don't really know the breed well so if she doesn't, the rest of the breed needs to aspire more to be like her
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:47 PM
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I think all three of mine are fairly "typey"...if you know what a longhaired whippet is it's pretty easy to tell that's what they are. I think Cricket has more of the "classic" longhaired whippet look, she's on the smaller and lighter-boned side:

She looks a little less sighthoundy nowadays because of her silly short club tail, lol, but it's still pretty clear that's what she is. Her underline is not great and she's pretty narrow in the rear, but other than that she's a very nice dog.

Newton is also pretty typey, though definitely more masculine:

Journey is probably the least typey out of all of them, which is ironic because in some ways she has the best structure - she's fast as hell, extremely agile, and has a very nice gait. She is on the tall side for a female though at right around 21", and is a little longer in body than a lot of LHWs. Her half-prick ears, while very cute, are definitely not typical or correct.

Their personalities are pretty standard for the breed too, although Newton in particular is quite a bit more active and intense (and louder) than most dogs of his breed - we joke that he's a border collie in a sighthound body sometimes.

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Old 02-10-2014, 12:52 PM
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I think so? He actually is outside the weight written in the standard. He's around 85 pounds right now at 10 months. I can't imagine his height is outside the standard, though, he's just dense. (In more ways than one. Ahahaha.)

I mean, I can tell he's a Chessie. But I actually haven't looked at him in comparison with other dogs in his breed. I do know that he is much more "square" than some of the field bred dogs I've seen, but he's from bench lines so that makes sense.

As for temperament, I think he fits the Chessie mold pretty well from my extremely limited experience. He's not as water driven as I expected (which may have changed now that's he older and knows he has back feet now), but other than that I can't think of anything "off" about him. Besides his excitement peeing. That's annoying on a multitude of levels.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:58 PM
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Maybe? No?
I like how he looks, obviously, but a lot of people don't know he's an aussie or only think so when they see his bunny butt.
I also get a lot of "HE LOOKS LIKE A PUPPY!" and "he is definitely a boy!" so maybe that means his features are shorter/stockier than average?

Is he typey? Maybe not.

Is he cute? Hell yes lol

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Old 02-10-2014, 01:07 PM
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Sawyer is fairly typey for the non-show look. He has his faults, obviously, and if he had the blue eyes, I don't think he'd ever be mistaken for anything else other than an Aussie. Because he has both brown eyes, I get border collie a lot.

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Old 02-10-2014, 01:11 PM
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:11 PM
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I'd say Merlin is very typey for an Aussie. I feel like I often see dogs just like him in the show rings. He's very masculine too.

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Old 02-10-2014, 01:13 PM
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I'd say Merlin is very typey for an Aussie. I feel like I often see dogs just like him in the show rings. He's very masculine too.
Agreed! He fits what I think of when I imagine an Aussie. I see mostly bench bred dogs so that's what is typical for me.

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Old 02-10-2014, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SpringerLover View Post
Jack needs his own cool breed, complete with having one eye in the standard!
Yes! So much adorableness.

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Old 02-10-2014, 01:16 PM
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Watson has the most beautiful head with a great ear set. He has a lovely top-line and his build is nice and square. His tail has a good double curl but it should be set a little more forward than it is.
His breeder wishes he were a little more solidly built, she feels he is a bit to gracile for a male.

Again Menchi also has a nice head with lovely small, triangular ears. She is a nicely marked fawn with a black mask. In her case the tail-set is pretty perfect. Her top-line is good as well rising slightly to the rear. Overall she is a pretty moderate dog...

So yeah I think both my guys are pretty typey.
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