Dutch Shepherd > Dutch Herder and GSD hybrid (4 replies)
Dutch Herder and GSD hybrid
by Rogerpodger on 28 October 2011 - 13:06
My Dutch is such a good dog in all respects I am planning on letting him cover my GSD bitch who is also first class. She is sable and heavy boned with a large head and tremendous bite. She is also as bright as a button. Now I know there are purests out there who think mix breeding is wrong but I maintain that function and ability outweigh specific looks always. Anyway this is how all breeds where established by mixing the best with the best.
by wrestleman on 28 October 2011 - 15:36
They have done it for years in Belgium and Holland with good resluts. Lots of KNPV dogs are mixed
by troublelinx on 13 December 2011 - 02:36
|I for one am not against this type of planned breeding. Its not like mixing a pit bull and GSD. I believe to better the quality of the puppies the male should be a super outstanding stud dog, which probably , by the way, would be a much better dog than 99% of dog owners have in their posession. Not to be confused with the most popular stud dogs. I know of a Mali for instance that is super hard core. So much so that I would care to own him, very posessive of everything. He is not well knownof a stud dog but if the puppies get half of what has drive wise, would be super dogs.|
So I am not against this type of breeding I just dont like working dogs that are breed to have medium drive.
by Mark in Cincy on 31 March 2012 - 16:39
|I just ran my dog's pedigree and found a lot of line breeding back in Holland. I've learned that many times line breeding for purpose can produce proven results. However once you have strong lines, maybe introducing GSD's back in could actually help. From what I can tell, alot of these animals came from the same stock- which could be a problem down the road. We don't want to end up with the same problems that American GSD's have, hip problems, joint problems, caused by careless breeding and indiscrimanate kennels.|
by ziegenfarm on 31 March 2012 - 17:06
|good for you. as long as the breeding is done with a specific goal toward improvement and you have a plan for subsequent generations' breedings, it is a step in the right direction. i wish more folks would do breedings with the benefit of the dogs in mind rather than $$$$$ in their eyes. :)|