In regard to overangulation of the hindquarters and the downward lumbar spine bend; With the utmost of respect I say the facts are many people in the show dog sport can be standing ringside looking at a dog that is overangulated and or has a significant downward lumbar spine bend and not recognise it. In regard to the dogs spine; many people can be looking at a dog with a significant curvature to its back and in their head the back [base of neck to croup] is straight and slightly sloping, just like the standard states! After all that's what judges of the breed are telling them, so it must be true, right? If someone likes a curved spine then that's cool, just don't try to convince me and others its desirable or that it isn't actually there,! The impact of photoshopping on the breed in a negative sense is much greater than many realize. The SV President Professor Dr Messler does and I just hope we see that reflected in the photographs that are published in next years Sieger show results in the SV Zeitung.
When you are looking at these images look at everything, not just the topline but the fore and hind angulation.