by ValK on 12 October 2017 - 13:10
here in Canada RCMP don't buy dogs to be used for patrol/apprehension from private breeders. they have own breeding facility and for that uses own bred dogs.
they are open for general public on specific days.
i'm not much know about CAF but from what i heard, they do not have K-9 unit at all. for occasional needs they hire service from RCMP.
by Sunsilver on 12 October 2017 - 15:10
Valk, that crossed my mind about the RCMP when i saw Gustav's post. Wonder what percentage of dogs actually makes the cut in their breeding program? It would be interesting to find out!
I've also seen news articles about the RCMP importing dogs from Slovakia, but that was very expensive way of getting new dogs, as not all of the dogs made the grade.
Totally agree with what Gustav says about breeding dogs into a corner by breeding for a single purpose. Many breeds have been ruined by this, or split in two (working/show).
by duke1965 on 12 October 2017 - 15:10
by Hundmutter on 12 October 2017 - 16:10
by Baerenfangs Erbe on 12 October 2017 - 17:10
by ValK on 12 October 2017 - 18:10
i have been there several years ago. as i said, they do have days open for general public and they doing some short show for visitors. i also met old guy, who used to work there. from what i heard, in past they mainly imported dutch dogs but now all their stock is czech dogs. i did asked him about how many of "in house" bred dogs makes out for work. answer was, not too many but he didn't gave exact number. dismissed pups they do sell to public, fixed and no papers.
yeah, i have seen some domestic breeders claim they sell dog to RCMP.
only dogs RCMP can buy is the dogs for detection purpose. no patrol dogs at all.
so, you're in England? i guess that's explains why we have much different view on german shepherd breed (or should i say alsatian)
by Sunsilver on 12 October 2017 - 20:10
About 9 years ago, i attended two tracking seminars given by an off-duty RCMP officer. He also did some bitework and tracking demos with his patrol dog. He was small and very fast, and had a bite like an alligator, according to the helper! I'm pretty sure he was Czech lines, but it's too long ago for me to remember details.
by forbes on 12 October 2017 - 21:10
their website is interesting...would so get a dog from them if they didn't have a long list
by ValK on 13 October 2017 - 02:10
forbes, 17% isn't really too bad, considering that rejected pups wasn't destroyed or given away for free but sold.
but i'm curious, why would people want to have a pups, which have failed testing?
by Reliya on 13 October 2017 - 03:10
Valk, I was just discussing this with someone a few weeks ago. He said that they fail for small things like if you need a dog that can meet expectations within a certain criteria but that dog is off by even a little, it will fail. I don't know how much experience the man was speaking from, though. The dog is still usually a good dog, just not within expectations.
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