Sir Kastle

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  1. FG167

    FG167 New Member

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    Kastle ran his AD this weekend (12 mile endurance test for IPO). It was perfect weather, overcast, mid-50's, a little breezy. Jason rode the bike for me so I could take some pics. I'm so in love with his structure (and obviously comfortably biased LOL).

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    Touching the ground is optional
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    He was a little distracted by Mommy...
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    And had a bit of an oops LOL
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    He was such a good boy. They get two breaks and during the breaks, the judge checked his eyeballs, gums, tongue, and paw pads to make sure he was still physically ok with the run. This was the very first time Kastle has ever seen a bike, let alone run next to one. One of the male dogs took a strong interest in Kastle and pretty much stared at him the entire time (whether he was in front or behind), guess the fluffy butt is just too eye-catching! haha

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    He was pretty excited to see me kneeling in front of him at the end of the run...
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    The judge even commented on it, silly boy! After this, he had to prove that he was still functional so we had to do very short obedience. Then I made him pose in Jason's hat because...well, it's cute.

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    This was his first accomplishment to go in his scorebook :) Yay!
     
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    Yay is right! :) I'm not "up" on GSDs, so take this with a grain of salt- Kastle is gorgeous! It's so nice to see a GSD that doesn't have that horrible sloaping back that the American bred ones do.
     
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    He looks GREAT!! So incredibly handsome, especially with Jason's new hat :rofl1:

    I'm no conformation expert and feel pretty biased, too, but he looks incredible front to rear. Super balanced, nice reach and drive (and overreach, too!), love seeing that moment of suspension where all four paws are off the ground. That second photo is a great capture.

    Great work and congrats to you, Kastle, and Jason!

    I think Kastle is nice enough on his own right that no one would need to put down other dogs/types to compliment him?!?
     
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    Woo! Go Kastle! The pictures of him in the hat are adorable.
     
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    True. I wasn't intentionaly putting down the other types, only trying to point out what I really like about him.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Kastle is so handsome!! <3 what a good boy
     
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    Such a good looking boy! Love the last pic! Very dapper!
    You need to buy them matching hats .
     
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    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    Kastle is SO handsome- great job! I love the hat photos :D
     
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    Congrats! It looks like the AD was nothing for him. And yes, he is an incredibly handsome dude.
     
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    I love Kastle! Those pictures are gorgeous, I especially love the hat ones lol!
     
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    Very cool!! Congrats!
     
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    He's such a handsome dog! I love the hat photos, it's unfair how gorgeous he is.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words! :D

    Thank you for the impromptu critique - I am not any good at that, I just know what appeals to me in the moment, if that makes sense. :) I love watching him move, and I rarely get to see it like this because normally if he's jogging, he's jogging with me haha

    I was a little surprised, he didn't seem to think the AD was much. We did condition him a bit but not anything like a training plan or anything. We're really active people so he gets to go and do a lot of different things. I was still surprised how energetic he was at the end. I also expected a bit of a "hangover" the next day - but nothing. Crazy dog :)
     
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    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    Oh this dog makes my heart melt <3 He is so handsome! And YAY for doing so good! :)
     
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    Fantastic job (and fantastic pictures!)! What are the requirements for the AD, is it just the 12 mile test? Is the handler allowed to be on the bike the whole time?
     
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    Congrats!! Great Job!
     
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    I want a Kastle <3 Congrats!
     
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    Congrats! That's great!
     
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    Congrats!

    Do you think Jason would do Nico's AD?:rofl1:
     
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    Congrats! And he really is such a beautiful GSD. I love him.
     

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