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Straight back! -petition

Sign a petition to help forward German shepherds health situation and to support original appearance, so that breed standard will be changed to support straight toplines and healthy anglulations! Promote and relay this petition for other websites and quarters, every signature is important!

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As much as i don't like the look and structure of show line GSD I know that online petitions often don't get anything accomplished. This issue is a deep one with GSD. I wish you luck.



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As much as i don't like the look and structure of show line GSD I know that online petitions often don't get anything accomplished. This issue is a deep one with GSD. I wish you luck.
Ok I don't even know what this is about...what is wrong with German Shepherds when it comes to showing them?
 

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ack...most images are copyrighted....basically the show lines involve the topline of the dog curving down so the dog has to squat to walk and the back legs are shorter ( i think) vs a working dog that has a normal topline.

Basically som' show line dogs can barely walk, let alone do the task they were bred to do.



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ack...most images are copyrighted....basically the show lines involve the topline of the dog curving down so the dog has to squat to walk and the back legs are shorter ( i think) vs a working dog that has a normal topline.

Basically som' show line dogs can barely walk, let alone do the task they were bred to do.
Hmmmm I guess I am still somewhat confused. So they want a petition to be passed to say they can no longer have the slanted backs in shows? My mother grew up with 2 sheph's with the sloping back... They never had issues so could it be bad breeding or even just over breeding of that trait? I thought it was the traditional look to GSD and thought the straigh back was from overbreeding LOL.
 

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Hmmmm I guess I am still somewhat confused. So they want a petition to be passed to say they can no longer have the slanted backs in shows? My mother grew up with 2 sheph's with the sloping back... They never had issues so could it be bad breeding or even just over breeding of that trait? I thought it was the traditional look to GSD and thought the straigh back was from overbreeding LOL.
yes...I've seen show lines that literally can barely walk.


Youtube has a documentary called "pedigree dogs exposed" by the BBC...its long but it gives a good example of the "newer" GSD topline and the issues with it



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yes...I've seen show lines that literally can barely walk.
wow thats real unfortunate that people do not care what they are doing to a dogs litter let alone an old trait to the dog breed. that was an amazing feature of the GSD as far as I am concerned. *shakes head*
 

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Wow. I thought the German Shepherds with the sloping backs had the traditional look too.

Is this an example of a working line's back?
 

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Oh my, that's horrible. I like the sloping back too but like frogs legs?! How are they not disqualified?
On another note there was a 12yr old GSD that got euthanized at work tonight because her and a younger GSD were horsing around and the young one jumped on her back, breaking it. The poor thing. ):
 

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um did you not read the thread?
but not all sloping backs are being looked down on right? I mean with proper breeding I am sure they are able to keep the sloping back...I have seen one at the dog park with the original slope to it, nothing drastic.
 

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but not all sloping backs are being looked down on right? I mean with proper breeding I am sure they are able to keep the sloping back...I have seen one at the dog park with the original slope to it, nothing drastic.

not at all...

I just don't know how som'one can read this thread and still be completely lost. Its the severe slope and ataxia of the hind limbs that is bad



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not at all...

I just don't know how som'one can read this thread and still be completely lost. Its the severe slope and ataxia of the hind limbs that is bad
Ok. I have not seen this but I don't watch shows because I don't agree 100% with them. I find this to be abuse in a sense.. and would feel that way if it was just one litter sold for pets... thats just sad... this is the problem I have with breeders..overbreeding a trait only makes life miserable for the pet. TY btw for explaining this to me. Another animal related issue to research :)
 

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Ruby, what beautiful GS dogs. That is an example of what the breed is supposed to look like. The slope back is causing a lot of health and walking problems with GS dogs.
 
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