I have been privileged to preview the manuscript for Linda Shaw’s new book, The Illustrated Standard for the German Shepherd Dog. I can state unequivocally that it is the best, most informative publication on the breed, ever.
It is almost 200 pages, and packed with well over 400 of her drawings and almost 100 photographs of many of the best dogs in the breed. It is filled with illustrated analyses of the anatomical problems that have plagued the breed, including rear angulation and roach back. It has fascinating frame by frame analyses of gait, of both shepherd and wolf. Her focus is on the normal, healthy, athletic, working dog, and the conformation required to achieve it.
Not yet in print, I understand it is going through final editing.
Linda has more detailed information on her website: