what breed are those dogs? they arent shepards are they the reason i ask is when have my dogs they looked nothing like that.
Yes, they are German ShepHERDS. ShepHERDS were developed to HERD SHEEP, thus the correct spelling of the breed. They were later developed to be multi-purpose working dogs.
These Schutzhund dogs are not the typical "German" ShepHERD seen in the US, as they come from working lines, which typically means European or Eastern European lines, where the breeding objectives are far different than the AKC type here in the US. In those lines, you see a lot more sable coloring which are what all these pictures show - sable is wolf-like (agouti) coloring that is black hairs spread sort of evenly among another color such as tan or mahogany, rather than solid black saddles over the back as is popular in the US.
Nice looking pup! How about some adult pics, especially on the field! What's her forte in the sport - tracking, protection, or obedience - usually they shine more in one due to the drive profile of the dog. Congrats on the Sch II - that is a nice
piece of work to achieve, especially in a female. My working days are looooong since past, now I'm just hosting rescues. My current Niko boy is a runt with probably a kidney issue, as he's nearly half the size of the line (he's probably 70-75 lb range). But OMG, that means he has twice the drive per pound! He's like a Jack Russell in a GSD size, although he is NOT hyper, he is DRIVEN, big difference. He settles just fine, but when he's DOING something, it's like he's on high octane - driven, pushy, focused, INSISTENT. He would have destroyed my house and beat me up if he'd been full size! (Example, to ask to go outside, he body slams the door.) And, he would have beat the tarnation out of my other rescue, too.
HA! I do the same thing, see! For size reference!
And below is Recon's paw - he wasn't even done growing at that time, and his paw is 3 inches across. Recon and Gunner are littermates, and Recon is the skinny one, although I'd bet he's filled out a lot since I saw him. Gunner looks fat, but he's not. Those two live in Texas and are working dogs, and you cannot keep fat on a working dog in that climate - it will kill them. Not to mention on a 120 pound dog (Recon was 110 at the time) you don't want any extra weight as the hips are already carrying enough. They must have had a dam with gigantic genes, as Niko is much more typey as a working Sch dog, appropriately smaller and less bulky than Gunner. Gunner and Recon make great patrol types due to their size and the intimidation factor - Gunner is like a freaking draft horse when you get up close to him - you feel more like you should be pitching a saddle over him than grabbing a lead.