German Shepherd Dog > Number Two in the AKC (10 replies)
Number Two in the AKC
by ggturner on 13 June 2011 - 13:06
by Bob McKown on 13 June 2011 - 13:21
Thats not a good thing, Wish it were 30th or 40th.
by ggturner on 13 June 2011 - 13:27
|Yeah, #2 could lead to more puppy mills.|
by Bob McKown on 13 June 2011 - 13:46
|Yup every Tom,Dick,and Yakoff with a sign in the frt yard professing to the world " german sheperds 4 sail"|
I,m starting to see more and more mentions to the dog used in the Osama raid and sales tied to it.
by ggturner on 13 June 2011 - 14:34
|Just like when the 101 Dalmations movie was popular, people began wanting that breed and soon after the animal shelters began seeing more dalmations.|
by Duderino on 13 June 2011 - 15:28
|"Number Two" pretty much describes that article and the AKC|
by Bob McKown on 13 June 2011 - 16:11
I agree with you, Phil.
by GSDloyalty on 13 June 2011 - 19:01
|You think there are alot of GSDs at shelters, just wait.|
After people take on this fad as I call it as with the Dalmations, they will find out a GSD is not for everyone and here we go again.
by clee27 on 14 June 2011 - 13:02
|I recently went to a dog show for the first time, not AKC but I was looking forward to seeing what went on and of course I wanted to see the GSDs. Pretty disappointing all the way around the birch that took BIB had a hooked tail and several of the dogs seemed nervous and stressed out. I'm not sure what I expected but that wasn't it|
by clee27 on 14 June 2011 - 13:04
|I was able to edit my post but birch=bitch, dang auto correct|
by starrchar on 15 June 2011 - 16:39
If all breeders were more selective about who they sold to and would thoroughly educate prospective buyers it would help tremendously. I know many of the breeders here do that, but that is a small segment of all the breeders out there. I can't tell you how many people I run into who have GSDs and well are over their heads for one reason or another. The average person isn't willing to learn nor take the time to do what is necessary with their dog in order to have a well-mannered pet. Let's face it, the large majority of the European GSDs need a job (some American GSDs do too) and aren't content being only "pets". After all, they are working breed! Then of course there are the numerous potential health issues that can cost a fortune to deal with. The average person is looking for a family companion, not a high drive sport dog. They see the "cool" GSD on the movie "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" and they want one. Unless educated, they are clueless as to what they are getting into. Dog owners can be real fools, but I still think the breeders should be held largely responsible for the high number of dogs in shelters and being euthanized. Again, I know many here are VERY responsible breeders who do health testing, educate your buyers, match the right pup with the buyer and take your dogs back when the buyers can't keep them. Kudos to all of you! If all breeders were like you we wouldn't have all the GSDs in shelters on death row.