by duke1965 on 19 September 2020 - 12:09
by Hired Dog on 19 September 2020 - 12:09
Duke, that is because there is emotional investment involved. When one learns to think objectively, everything is more clear. There is an expression that says, "We dont see things as they are, we see them as WE are"....
by duke1965 on 19 September 2020 - 14:09
by Hundmutter on 20 September 2020 - 03:09
IF this youngster really is genetically unsuitable for (let's call them) 'active duties', then it might indicate a flaw in one or other of the parents used to produce her. Or they may both be excellent dogs and producers and she may just have inherited some gene from an earlier ancestor that has come to the fore in that great DNA re-shuffle that means ALL puppies are a crap-shoot ...
It's academic. Time to be looking at what the sire or dam give / could give when planning matings, not worrying about the results in one puppy when its been running this earth for 2 years. The OP didn't ask anything about notifying the breeders about the (unproven) result; if Selection was practised as I suggested, the breeder already knew how many of that litter they had to chuck out of the operational training pot, when she was made available as a pet.
If a GSD is purely a companion, the extent to which it is 'breed typical' in any & all individual aspects becomes of less importance. Most pet owners would not want the dog in their household to be one which was constantly ready to bite them, their toddlers, or their small terriers - even if only when commanded to do so. ;-)
Guys, we have been round and round this block so many times over the years; it's horses for courses, not all GSDs need to be the ultimate in monster potential, some will have other jobs to do in life. As long as there are some breeders producing SOME dogs capable of serious protection work, the variety & the versatility of this breed will endure. And so will its popularity.
by Hired Dog on 20 September 2020 - 04:09
The biggest problem is that the lurkers are reading this and believe it and then buy one from the pet shop and depend on it for that protection, just because "it goes back to the original GSD"...
by duke1965 on 20 September 2020 - 04:09
by Western Rider on 20 September 2020 - 04:09
Hund this is the first post. re-reading may explain more about why the post in the first place.
by Triskell on 17 September 2020 - 14:09 (userip: 18.104.22.168)
Hi All - I have a 2 year old working line GSD bitch. Her father was bred through the Manchester Police force breeding programme with a straight back and very dominant character. He excels at sleeve work. Her mother was a beautiful looking working line bitch and super friendly. According to her papers - Her mother was a Hungarian import whose lines were from Austria and Germany. I have watched youtube vidoes of her mothers parents etc in protection sport competitions. I have had my bitch since she was 11 weeks old. The thing is - her 'guarding' instinct never developed. She is everybodys friend. She is a much loved pet and wonderful companion- however I am just surprised that her temperment is so one sided and not balanced with the protective nature that our breed is supposed to have - especially given her working lines. Anybody any thoughts on this?! thanks
by hexe on 20 September 2020 - 06:09
by duke1965 on 20 September 2020 - 06:09
hexe, if you need an expert to possibly bring out something that might be there, a criminal for sure is not going to bring it out, unless the criminal is an expert dogtrainer also LOL
by bladeedge on 20 September 2020 - 08:09