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by Zarasdad on 17 September 2020 - 17:09

Hi All - I have a 2 year old working line GSD bitch. Her father was bred through the Manchester Police force breeding programme with a straight back and very dominant character. He excels at sleeve work. Her mother was a beautiful looking working line bitch and super friendly. According to her papers - Her mother was a Hungarian import whose lines were from Austria and Germany. I have watched youtube vidoes of her mothers parents etc in protection sport competitions. I have had my bitch since she was 11 weeks old. The thing is - her 'guarding' instinct never developed. She is everybodys friend. She is a much loved pet and wonderful companion- however I am just surprised that her temperment is so one sided and not balanced with the protective nature that our breed is supposed to have - especially given her working lines. Anybody any thoughts on this?! thanks

by Zarasdad on 17 September 2020 - 17:09

Hired Dog

by Hired Dog on 17 September 2020 - 18:09

First, I believe the mods told you not to keep making posts about the same subject. Second, did you actually think that by changing the name but leaving everything else the same, including the picture, it will somehow change or invite answers?
Finally, your dog is soft because that is what her genetics gave her and you cannot change genetics. All puppy buying is a roll of the dice as I mentioned in your first post asking this same question. Enjoy her as she is, get another young adult that you have tested for protection if you must.

by Zarasdad on 17 September 2020 - 18:09

Thanks for your reply. I deleted my original post as per the mods request but cannot receive replies on the newer one- I don’t know I created a new account with my original question in the hope of getting some answers and feedback from the forum, thank you

by Pirschgang on 17 September 2020 - 20:09

Nobody is going to be able to help you without videos.

by Zarasdad on 17 September 2020 - 20:09

She hasn’t been protection trained- I can upload videos showing ball drive, but I mean she doesn’t even bark at the door/ she never barks! She is everyones friend ....


by RLHAR on 17 September 2020 - 21:09

Has she ever encountered anyone to be suspicious about?

My dog never barks at the door. I’ve always said that if he barks at someone at the door, I’m calling 911 first asking questions later.

What he does is stand up to his full height and I don’t know what people are seeing in his face/eyes but anyone who is acts strangely or suspiciously also backs up quickly. If I put my hand on his collar no one gets through the door. But if he goes out gives a sniff and gets a calm, respectful response then that person can come into the house.

in short, people who he (or I) perceives as a threat get treated like a threat. People who are just going about their business, or when I have the situation in hand,  don't warrant his attention.

by Zarasdad on 17 September 2020 - 21:09

Thanks for your reply RLHAR. There are some neighborhood kids who like to come and walk her and she adores them. Anytime someone knocks at the door she gets super excited because she thinks it’s them ..

Western Rider

by Western Rider on 17 September 2020 - 21:09

Zarasdad Your reply to Hired dogs is false. I have sent you a PM I suggest you respond.


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