by Juno on 20 September 2018 - 12:09
by apple on 20 September 2018 - 13:09
by Juno on 20 September 2018 - 13:09
by apple on 20 September 2018 - 14:09
by Juno on 20 September 2018 - 15:09
Most dogs that are nervy will be run off the field. Last week during training we had a brand new decoy and a Mali who does both IPO and PSA from our club and bites like a typical maligator when sent on this decoy mis judged and hit him on his chest and after that completely shut down and the decoy had to really work to bring him back up, and this dog typically bites like a monster. Not to brag, my dog even with the issues he was having last week that I mentioned had no problems engaging with this new decoy. So it all depends on the dog. I don’t think it is GSD specific.
The comment about GSDs making a resurgence in law enforcement had more to do with the suitability of GSDs doing patrol work as they seem to be able to better deal with the long hours of inactivity without going crazy and still be able to work when called for. Health and $$s might still put them at a disadvantage but not pure working ability compared to a Mali or a Dutchie. May not be as spectacular in their hits but trust me their bite force can do just as much or more damage. All good representatives of either breed can do the work, Malis are a little easier to find than GSDs. I am sure breeders like Joan can more aptly point out the working qualities of really good GSDs than I can. If I sound biased towards GSD that’s because I am as I can see first hand what a good working GSD can bring to the table vs Malis, Pitts (fighting line), Rottiee (working line) and they are just as good.
by apple on 20 September 2018 - 15:09
by Juno on 20 September 2018 - 16:09
Same here with my GSD. When you have a good one you know it. The breeder has a very good reputation and was very detailed in asking what I was looking for to match the puppy to me. She is known for that and hit it out of the park. These Malis are pretty impressive to watch but so are the good GSDs.
by Rik on 20 September 2018 - 18:09
now I'm reading a thread about a breeder spending 12 years to line breed on a "not sporty" dog. not sporty seems to be the negative quality.
but, there must have been many positive qualities to cause this breeder to stick with this line.
personally, I think "sporty" is a waste of GSD. I am just so surprised to find someone with such dedication and ability to produce a GSD with social and civil ability and to stick with it for this number of years.
I am really hoping this breeder shares some insight on what the original targets and goals were and why some dogs met them and some did not.
by Gustav on 21 September 2018 - 13:09
by duke1965 on 21 September 2018 - 13:09
juno writes, malis are easyer to find than GSD LOLLOL where would that be, all the hundreds of breeders in central europe that breed dogs for LE, almost NONE breeds pure malis, most mix them with GSD, to get better nerves and better nosework,
if we find 100 dogs for LE less than 15 % will be malinois, mostly crossbreds looking like one, purebred malis,a few
some individual people have preferences, 2 clients now request pure malis, simply because of temperature and humidity in these countries they prefer them, other large HOT dog buying countries dont like them mainly because due to hectic/high drive they dont last long in hot areas
for me, a good dog is one that is suitable for the job, can be any breed or mix, our new LE breedingprogram is mostly GSD , they also need less work in exposure socializing than malinois, but we have selected several pedigree malinois as well for breeding(non from known IPO podium dogs LOL)
@ gustav, the first litter that has a 100% score must be born yet
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