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A one year old German shepherd dog.

This is purebreed pedigree German Shepherd (imp. Russia). Because of disqualifying fault (long hair) he cannot be used in breeding or succeed in official show rings. But he is excellent in obedience training and has very strong but good nature.
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SeraphHEE's avatar
As gorgeous as that is, I couldn't do it justice. 
mihajlovicogi's avatar
what camera do you use? :)
I used your photo in my blog. You can see it here [link]
I love the long haired ones!!!
pinkcat125's avatar
gosh he's beautiful!
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xXPlatinumSkiesXx's avatar
i love german sheperds we have three. two adults and one puppy!!!
x-Tana's avatar
In Holland it's not a fault, but accepted for a different type German Shepherd. It's called old type German Shepherd or in German: Alt Deutsche Schafferhund.
It's a shame you can not use him in breeding, he's a beauty!
LyraWhite's avatar
wow
this dog is gorgeous!!
really nice shot
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mplonsky's avatar
The long coat is not a fault for a working dog. He is beautiful.
ANIMAxphoto's avatar
I know, but at the time the picture was taken, it was.
pupujussi's avatar
beautiful dog!
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Czertice's avatar
He is very pretty and you captured him in a great portrait, looks very calm.
ANIMAxphoto's avatar
Thank you! He's a pretty relaxed shepherd off field :)
Czertice's avatar
You're welcome.
Actually, they have recently changed AKC and German show ring rules. Long haired GSDs are acceptable, as long as your male is intact and trained he can compete. We compete with my Long haired female shepherd and get many interesting questions and looks but no one gives us a fault for her long hair.
tribandejoyce's avatar
It depends where you live, or what shows you attend to.
Bobby-J-Lennon's avatar
wow what a beautiful dog!
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