What is the Standard for GSD flews

by Agnes Scofield

I have a striking GSD with deeper (longer?) flews than my former dog, and it gives his head a very handsome squared off look. I don't intend to show this dog, and I love the way he looks--people stop us on the street to find out where I got him.

He is eight months old, and may grow even more, but I am curious about the standard for flews in a GSD.

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Feb 13, 2010
size of GSD flews
by: Debbie

I did some research and could only find one instance, per the SV, that specifically stated anything about the flews on a German Shepherd - and it is pretty dated - over 30 years old - so I am sure other changes have been made since this time to the GSD standard but here you go:

"Muzzle should be strong with the lips firm, clean and closing tightly without any flews."

Everything else I found about the head area basically stated that everything should be "in proportion" You can read more yourself here:

Keep in mind that as the puppy grows many of its body parts may be out of proportion for a while until it is fully mature so I would not worry too much about this in a growing puppy right now - especially if it is not causing the GSD puppy any problems.

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