by Bavarian Wagon on 11 January 2017 - 20:01
What needs to be stressed and remembered is that the majority of IPO titled dogs are never bred. A far greater majority of males that are titled are never bred. The majority of dogs that are bred, produce a handful of puppies and generally do not affect the breed as a whole in any meaningful way. In the United States, the vast majority of puppies go to homes where they will never be worked or bred.
by beetree on 11 January 2017 - 20:01
Sounds like 'real dog' ranks right up there with 'true family protector' etc. that you see on half the websites and descriptions of the breed out there. I wonder what % of owners of the third most popular breed in the country understand the truth.
Not sure what that percentage is, but Mithuna knows them all by name.
by duke1965 on 11 January 2017 - 20:01
A well balanced dog can be a policedog, a family protection dog, a sportdog and a familydog, but people tend to go into extremes one way or the other
same is the case with agression, I want controlable or directed agression, many people think a dog with agression will bite everything and everybody, handler includet, that is no balanced dog but overagessive or out of control dog, also dogs with to much preydrive can bite owner/handler, again unbalanced
on/off switch or on 24/7 again unbalanced dog
by susie on 11 January 2017 - 21:01
a "well balanced" dog should be the goal for every camp...but a lot of people forgot.
Mithuna, I guess I am more "real" than you ever will be.
by duke1965 on 11 January 2017 - 21:01
by vk4gsd on 11 January 2017 - 21:01
He wrote good prose.
by beetree on 11 January 2017 - 22:01
When people start the intonation of the elusive "Real Dog" being remembered from the glory days gone past, they aren't talking about well-balanced dogs with an "Off" switch. It always implies a notable civil dog who never gives his ground and needs to respect a deserving master before the dog will obey his orders.
A "Real Dog" is more like Rin-Tin-Tin, Buck, Cujo, and Old Yeller, all--rolled -in- one. You know, the type of dog that only a handful of exceptional people on Earth can handle (and definately not you!), or manage to get obedience from the dog. They prefer to sleep outside on a bed of nails they are just that tough. Who invented the "Off" switch for dogs any way?
"True family protector" is the advertising sell for a dog that will defend without having to be trained. That is a good thing because family's won't bother with training for the most part. Most will know CPR and how to give a Narcan injection instinctively or with only a little basic training. ;)
by vk4gsd on 11 January 2017 - 22:01
Funny how people that train dogs spend hundreds of hours in selection, imprinting, training, testing.....to conclude what a dog's strengths and weaknesses are. Others (that don't train), just assume it by virtue of breed.
Yeah its a gsd so its a true family protector, insert flowery max quote on your website for proof, and wait for the puppies to sell.
by Bavarian Wagon on 11 January 2017 - 22:01
by Smokin Joe on 11 January 2017 - 23:01
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