by lygsd on 13 April 2018 - 00:04
Please don't get on to me about looking for a long hair GSD. I just think they are super beautiful. I know there are breeders out there that have them too.
by Jenni78 on 13 April 2018 - 02:04
by Dawulf on 13 April 2018 - 02:04
I know of a few as well. Coaties are a dime a dozen, best to lay out what you really want in a dog, with aesthetics simply being a bonus! Nothing wrong with liking what you are stuck looking at for the next 10-15 years.
by lygsd on 13 April 2018 - 13:04
Active companion home (Would like to get into sport but not sure if my time will permit)
Low energy as in I don't want a GSD bouncing off the wall (I understand that GSD's need lots of excercise but I want to be able to take my dog out in public and have it listen to me).
by Sunsilver on 13 April 2018 - 13:04
but I want to be able to take my dog out in public and have it listen to me).
This is more a matter of training than energy level. I've seen plenty of lap dogs out in public who totally ignore their owners, while my high drive working line GSD listens to me just fine!
by DuganVomEichenluft on 13 April 2018 - 14:04
I, too, know several excellent breeders that are not long hair specific but end up having them from time to time. You can pm me here if you'd like references.
by susie on 13 April 2018 - 19:04
A lot of breeders ( although not all of them ) who breed for coats ONLY tend to forget about all the other important stuff...
"Active companion home" - in case you REALLY are active ( like jogging, hiking, bicycle riding on a more than regular basis ) don't ask for "low" energy, but for a medium driven, stable pup.
Everything else = education.
by Dawulf on 14 April 2018 - 00:04
by junkmail2014nov on 14 April 2018 - 03:04
by lygsd on 16 April 2018 - 19:04
Currently located in NC, but I will be moving soon.
I am 2 years out from getting a GSD...still doing lots of research!
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