Thats me holding his head up.It might look uncomfortable,but if you have a big dog by the head he can't drag you any where( just a little training tip.
Shell to start training for the ring you need to be able to stack the dog in the position that Buster is in.and the dog needs to be able to hold it while someone is looking at them and going over them.You also need to be able to show the bite(front teeth )and open the mouth so the Judge can check to make sure no teeth are missing.(Some Judges count the teeth).And get him use to haveing someone grab his junk(have to make sure both are there.)
If you could watch at a show coming up in your area sometime soon.Or maybe you could go over to the lady with the Dobermans so she could show you how to stack a dog.
Front feet are moved by the elbows,and back feet(hocks should be straight up and down)
Some Judges are head hunters,just make sure he has a straight front and rear,no toeing in or out,and he has a nice level top line.Any of these things would not get you in the ribbions.