by Western Rider on 29 October 2017 - 02:10
They have frozen
by Hundmutter on 29 October 2017 - 06:10
by Sunsilver on 29 October 2017 - 08:10
And the other surprise is the German lines! Most ASL breeders don't cross the lines like this. When I bought Star, they hadn't had too many people interested in her and her brother, because she was an ASL/GSL cross.
by Hundmutter on 29 October 2017 - 14:10
by Sunsilver on 29 October 2017 - 16:10
Mixing types is definitely more of a crapshoot than breeding within your own lines. But I'm sure Kent and Rumor's other owners must have their reasons for doing it!
by susie on 29 October 2017 - 16:10
"Rumor dedicated it's life to the showring" , "loves to show herself" and similar nonsense -
no wonder a lot of people don't know how to deal with dogs...
I don't know Rumor, but I had the pleasure to meet Mailo one year ago.
I really liked his temperament-no "best buddy", but stable and agile, willing to please it's owner, a lot of prey.
Just a "happy hour impression" on a parking lot, no training, no bitework, but I really liked him...( a very good looking male, too...)
No further comment on the sire/son double breeding though 😎
by hexe on 30 October 2017 - 02:10
As for the selection of the sires, maybe it's as simple as wanting to compare pups from her that are 50% WGSL to those which would be only 25% WGSL--can't get a much better controlled comparison than to have all the pups born at the same time, and experience the same start in life, with the only difference being the amount of the WGSL genetics from that specific male [Mailo].
by Hundmutter on 30 October 2017 - 07:10
Susie, good to hear Mailo is such a nice dog.
On whether the bitch 'enjoys' her Showing, it is certainly true that there is a percentage of showdogs (all breeds) which appear to get more enjoyment out of the whole process than others; it is most often those dogs which have this "bring it on / look at me" demeanor which are among the most successful. I have even seen dogs Placed because they have this look to them, even when there were physically better specimens in their Class. Maybe they really get a kick out of it; maybe they are just more extrovert characters in everything they do.
by susie on 30 October 2017 - 19:10
Nature and nurture -
happens in the showring and in real life.
A dog able to "shine" in the ring either is very self sufficient, outgoing, with genetically already good gaits, the head always up, or nervy, always alert, but well trained and supervised...
Make your choice, and think about the sire in question.
The reason of my post-a lot of people nowadays tend to "humanize" animals as a whole, not only dogs.
Because of this we do have a lot of trouble with our pets-we forgot why they behave like they behave.
TV, movies, social media, tell tales...
A lot of lies
by Hundmutter on 30 October 2017 - 22:10
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