by justgrubb on 29 October 2020 - 08:10
I was asked the other day by a friend about if Marv came from a Show line or a working line, and I had no idea how to answer. Can you all help please? http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/german_shepherd_dog/dog.html?id=2987590-marvin
by Hundmutter on 29 October 2020 - 09:10
There is a lot of discussion in earlier threds stored on PDB about the relative merits of mixing S/L and W/L types of GSD; for some breeders & owners its a no-no, for others its about bringing back the 'whole dog'. If you have time to site search and read it, you might get a clearer idea about your own dog's abilities - you know him, we don't.
You could try to get in touch with your dog's breeder and ask what they had in mind when they produced his litter; and if they know how many of his siblings have ended up doing IGP(Schutzhund) qualifications and / or going to SV style dog Shows. I doubt you will find his relatives doing anything in the AKC ring.
Just on the one photo, I think Marv is a lovely-looking chap.
by Rik on 29 October 2020 - 10:10
I will add that in the past, they were a great help to me and I found them to be even better people.
by Q Man on 29 October 2020 - 11:10
Some "Crosses" produce some very nice looking dogs...but it may not improve the working ability sufficiently...
by jettasmom on 29 October 2020 - 11:10
Would be interesting to know why Carlos did this breeding. Great people that’s for sure.
by ValK on 29 October 2020 - 12:10
Geico von Huerta Hof through maternal line has quite strong dogs, many of whom comes from 11D line by Ingo von Rudingen who in turn was father and grandfather to many strong producers of both, male and female dogs. and seems like this trend of his legacy was kept up into beginning of new millennia.
comes the breeder von Huerta Hof and decided to take well established and proven lineage and cross it with absolutely opposite, antagonistic lineage.
crossing Ingo's descendants with a west established but still considered working lineages could bear sense but to do cross with show breeding?
it seems like crossing horse and donkey - not a donkey, neither a horse one will have from such.
by jettasmom on 29 October 2020 - 13:10
by GSCat on 30 October 2020 - 00:10
Or perhaps there were some specific traits in both bitch and stud that the breeder wanted to concentrate/strengthen in the breeding program. Something(s) that might really only be apparent to someone knowing both dogs well.
In any case, pretty puppy and he looks happy and healthy :-)
by Hundmutter on 30 October 2020 - 04:10
Quite. Which is why I suggested the OP talk to the breeder; all the rest of us can do is guess, as to "Why this mix ?". Sounds as though the breeder is an approachable & knowledgeable person, which will be a 'plus'.
by ValK on 30 October 2020 - 11:10
as for pup, it's hard to say which genes will turn out to be more dominant, until he fully grow and formed to be adult dog.
gap between DDR dogs and W/S dogs way too wide, including anatomy. in fact it's like two unrelated breeds.