by ValK on 30 August 2019 - 19:08
unfortunately all of that hadn't stopped. today very actively similar work goes with offshoot, which since split was remained for practical purpose as a working dogs. sure they do not resemble dogs of SL by phenotype but by their temperament not much differ. and sadly this trend goes exponentially.
by Mackenzie on 30 August 2019 - 19:08
by Klossbruhe on 30 August 2019 - 20:08
Looking at Win Sys at Anuschka's progeny, virtually all listed there have IPO titles which, if you look, by comparison to several other Dams, is pretty good. Usually only about half are titled. So she cannot have ruined the working ability of all these dogs. Of course, the father comes into it, obviously.
Just as an aside, some years ago, I had a female who was not comfortable around people and was nervous in the blind. Though I showed her from the time she was 6 months old, I did not own her until she was 19 months. She was a kennel dog up until then. Both parents were SchH with very strong protection work. For her SchH1, as I said, she was very nervous in the blind...not backing out, but holding on to the sleeve, being dirty. Two years later, by the time she got her SchH3, she was a living terror on the protection field, and a very friendly dog which I could take anywhere.
My point, what was the dog's life like as a young dog. Dogs with really strong personalities are not fazed by anything. Others, with average temperaments may spook themselves and later come out of. Environment does play a role. Over the years in my club I have seen many dogs start out weak and grow into self assured adults later on because they were homed with good handlers and trainers. Many, many factors can be involved, not just genes. Who knows what Anuschka experienced prior to your meeting...
by Mackenzie on 30 August 2019 - 20:08
One thing that I can say is that the kennel where I saw her had many dogs with a poor character.
by Klossbruhe on 30 August 2019 - 21:08
In Germany, the better breeders will have people for nearly every dog to hold and train, almost as if they owned it. But I have seen plenty of large kennels in Germany and the US and have not been impressed with what I saw. Many of these places are for all intents and purposes, puppy mills...
by Mackenzie on 31 August 2019 - 05:08
by aaykay on 06 September 2019 - 07:09
Pretty black/red dogs with a floating gait (a structure which is unsuitable for any real work) should never be the criteria to select a champion/sieger. This is the classic situation of the emperor who is not wearing any clothes. The entire outside world is laughing at the showline GSDs, while the showline aficionados continue to do exactly what they have been doing all along.....continuing to select the pretty looking but otherwise functionally useless black/red dogs.
As someone stated above, HD/ED are the least of the problems in the showline GSD.
by old shatterhand on 06 September 2019 - 14:09
by apple on 06 September 2019 - 14:09
What percentage of GSDs working as police dogs are show line dogs and why do you think that is?
by Gustav on 07 September 2019 - 11:09