This, simply stated, is the best German Shepherd figurine I've ever encountered. Having had the good fortune to own and observe three GSDs over the past twenty five years I have been given several figurines by friends and family. All are nice but none are truly accurate. This item, however takes things to a new level. The casting is excellent, no blank spots or rough sections. The proportions and positioning of the figure is spot on. I know this pose well. But it is the head that sets this one above the others. Alert, attentive and ready to go the face is almost life-like. As for the perfectly defined eyes I am occasionally startled to see it looking down at me as I work away at the keyboard. This seven inch long dog looks exactly like the sixty inch long one lying at my feet. On a scale of one to ten, this is an eleven. Highest recommendation!