by Koots on 12 November 2018 - 16:11
by duke1965 on 12 November 2018 - 18:11
by joanro on 12 November 2018 - 18:11
Koots your 5 yo male is a good example of a dog with hunt drive that runs in the " family".
Every dog I have would make an exceptional s&r dog...including my two latest imports...8 months old and will pull you down following a track....these dogs all love to track more than anything.
One dog who is the exception with the desire to track, and to follow their nose like a hound when out loose in the woods, is Chekta. But ALL of her progeny from all three stud dogs, are tracking fools...
by Koots on 12 November 2018 - 20:11
Joan - Thor has great hunt drive, but his sociability is less than ideal compared to what those handlers seek. Part of the training is for the 'lost person' to play with the SAR dog, usually with a tug or something, when the dog finds the person. So high hunt, along with good social attraction and desire to interact with people is desired.
by joanro on 12 November 2018 - 21:11
Anyway, I was talking about the family having hunt drive. Each pup in a family has different character that is molded by environment.
by Rik on 12 November 2018 - 21:11
by rakeshausky on 13 November 2018 - 00:11
by melba on 13 November 2018 - 01:11
Natural scenting and hunt is something we do breed for. (My retired K9, at 9 weeks old, could run into a field and hunt for his ball. He would not return if he didn't find it) that natural ability is beautiful to watch. His daughter, Echo, is the same way. Her sister and brother are also (one working for a county SO )
by Koots on 13 November 2018 - 01:11
Rik - I do not know a lot of the 'modern' lines or dogs that produce high hunt drive. Hence the question, as I recently learned of someone in my area who wants to get a dog for SAR, and since he is a retired RCMP dog handler he is also a GSD enthusiast. Just want to help this person compile a list of breeders to talk to.
rakeshausky - thanks for the info.
Melba - thanks, breeders striving to produce strong hunt drive is the info that I am wanting to pass on.
by ValK on 13 November 2018 - 02:11
i really wondering about people's love to make things more complex than they are.
what a heck a difference between "hunt" and "prey" if at the end is same outcome, whatever one call it?
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