German Shepherd Dog > pointer stance when your german shepherd is focused, looking, searching for an object/person? (15 replies)
pointer stance when your german shepherd is focused, looking, searching for an object/person?
by giebel on 18 May 2010 - 03:56
| Hi everyone|
Do any of you have the experience of your dog having a "pointer stance" when they are searching for something (on command) i.e paw lift , freeze and nose directional? Pretty cool, I love it when my dog does it....
Thanks for your responses...in advance
by Langhaar on 18 May 2010 - 10:58
|My GSD does this although I thought he had caught this from my pointing breed..........|
by unclemick on 18 May 2010 - 11:16
|Our last GSD would "lock on point" when she saw our Chihuahua getting ready to jump up on the couch. Then as soon as the Chihuahua would jump the GSD would rush over and try to knock her out of the air. Our Chihuahua was 6 years old when we got our GSD pup. The Chihuahua treated the GSD like crap and would knock her over and then sit on her head until the GSD got to big to play that game with. I figured knocking her out of the air was a pretty good payback. Other then that our GSD treated the Chihuahua like she was the queen of the house and watched over her really well.|
by noddi on 18 May 2010 - 12:21
|my showline GSD(female)does this a lot.Carole S.|
by TessJ10 on 18 May 2010 - 12:31
My 8 months puppy does this a lot, but to me it's not like a pointer, it's stalking.
by noddi on 18 May 2010 - 12:38
|with mine its definitely like a pointer.when she,s stalking her body posture lowers and she creeps slowly forward.Carole S.|
by AandA on 18 May 2010 - 13:02
|Over the fields with the verges & undergrowth full of long grass and the irresistible scent of rabbits, pheasant & deer in his nostrils 'ol Nelson does it all the time. Readying for action.|
by tuffscuffleK9 on 18 May 2010 - 16:32
|This is an action I've observed in many breeds of dogs I worked with. It seems to be more prevalent in working, herding, and of course the retriever/hunting breeds.|
I seems to occur when there is an intense focus upon an object whether far or near. I have noticed somewhat of a correlation between a dogs hunt drive and this pointing or strong focusing stance prior to striking or running after his pray.
I do not believe this has any meaning of a dog having pointer blood in its bloodline. I it just a natural ready stance.
by dwblb on 18 May 2010 - 17:16
|Not the best time to spot something outside the ring, i.e my better half. Managed to get her through the weavy poles before she ran out of the ring to say hello. Then she came back and did a perfect round! Sometimes I wonder if I should get a collie (and then it passes).|
by TessJ10 on 18 May 2010 - 17:55
|tuffscufflek9, I don't think the OP meant he thought the dog has pointer blood in it; he just used that as a description.|
by darylehret on 18 May 2010 - 18:32
|First time I saw Hutch poised like that, was when I took this pic at 10mo's old. I nearly fell over, I was laughing so hard.|
by tuffscuffleK9 on 18 May 2010 - 21:28
I know - misstated a generalization among what I have heard people say of other breeds. Questioning ancestry going back many generations.
by barkroz on 31 May 2010 - 01:11
|My showline does this as well. She gets particularly zealous about her protection work and much as I can tell she is begging, which is an odd look... .|
by Adi Ibrahimbegovic on 31 May 2010 - 04:16
|To the original poster... The dog is just intently focused on something that caught his attention, don't read too much into it, that's all there is, working lines do it, showlines do it etc...|
by giebel on 03 August 2010 - 06:14
|yeah the photo above is exactly what I am talking about ..too funny...to think my fella has a little rat terrier mixed up in him(lol)|
by britny034 on 04 August 2010 - 00:17
|First time I noticed it was with my pup at 9 weeks old. We were shoveling the snow and it kept catching his attention.|