by tedmarx38 on 19 December 2017 - 21:12
by Western Rider on 19 December 2017 - 21:12
Yes they are good and also so many of the others. A good breeder should be able to help you and it does not have to be one of the top show kennel if they are not close or have a pet priced puppy.
by Klossbruhe on 20 December 2017 - 05:12
It is by no means settled that it is possible to breed for temperament. Many would argue it is, others that it is not. This is not only an argument that rages with regard to dogs but also in other animals including humans. Most would agree it is possible to breed for phenotype, however.
Your best bet is to personally examine a litter that is on the ground. There are tests which can be used to get a general idea of what you will get temperament wise. For example, the puppy which pushes the others around, that is super energetic, etc is unlikely to be a mild temperament dog. The puppy which is shy or somewhat afraid of noises also may not be a good choice. There was a book by the Monks of New Skyte which enumerated the tests which behavioralists have used. These tests however are only a guide not a guaranty. Furthermore there is the question of nature vs nurture. A poor environment, for example a hectic household, can easily ruin a dog.
Most experienced breeders will tell you the mother brings 60 per cent or more to the litter. I would be pretty concerned about the mother. What is she like. What was her mother like. If you are interested in health, find out, if you can, how long dogs in the pedigree lived. Zamp died at 8 not that old...
by tedmarx38 on 21 December 2017 - 18:12
by tedmarx38 on 22 December 2017 - 18:12
by Menee on 22 December 2017 - 19:12
by marsiii on 22 December 2017 - 23:12
Why are so many Showline diehards so obsessed with Sieger Remo? There were better GSD sires before him. i remember reading: because of decreasing diversity of the genetic material among Showlines, Sieger Vegas rose up amongst the VA group having no linebreeding at all (on the 7generations) It means that excellence in him was not dependent on his ancestry.
by Sue-Ann on 22 December 2017 - 23:12
by Klossbruhe on 22 December 2017 - 23:12
Megan Judge is a reputable and good breeder. But if you are in Pittsburg or thereabouts, why bother when you have the equally reputable and good breeder Gayle Kirkwood at your doorstep...
by Koots on 23 December 2017 - 00:12
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