German Shepherd Dog > Heritage Kennels offers true "Gentle Giants" (50 replies)
by vonissk on 22 September 2011 - 17:26
|Wow Anette--watching the parents?!!!! Does that mean I could have watched the parents and saved myself 250 this week? Sorry I sure didn't know that before.................|
by vonissk on 22 September 2011 - 17:39
|Just checked out the website--oh my..........or maybe WOW--since there are only 3 colors, I wonder what color the sable pups are considered on their litter page? I also like the front page where they come wioth breading--oops I meant they have been breading all this time. LOL I would run far far away from these folks.|
I also wonder if the OP thought when the cop said if she had a K9 then that make his dog a K8 was a compliment? Hmmmmm.
by VomMarischal on 22 September 2011 - 17:40
|Holy Toledo. Never read such a bunch of melarkey in my life (ok this week). That is the most uninformed breeder (besides Shtal) that I have seen in awhile. NOTHING she says is correct. Amazing.|
by Red Sable on 22 September 2011 - 17:58
|"If purchased from the right breeder your German Shepherd’s health overall should be excellent. German Shepherds are a sturdy breed with a muscular frame and elongated body. A well-proportioned dog and very strong for its size. Its bite is among the strongest only second to a Pitbull. The head and body should be propionate with a slightly rounded forehead. The ears are wider at the bottom pointed up once mature and facing forward. The nose should be black and elongated. The eyes should be dark brown and not protrude outward from the forehead. The gap between the eyes should be slightly lesser then the width of the mussel. The tail should be bushy and long enough to touch the ground while standing. The tail should hang down while the dog is at rest. The German Shepherd has a duel layer rough coat with a thick underlining This allows the dog to be comfortable in most climates. |
As with many larger dogs, German Shepherds are prone to hip dysplasia. Before purchasing a German Shepherd ask to see the mother and father. Play close attention to their gate as they walk. Look for any signs of abnormal walking. Bloodlines that have been inbred tend to develop issues at a younger age."
Sorry, but this is the funniest Breed Standard I have ever read!
by VomMarischal on 22 September 2011 - 18:08
|I like the elongated body best. Amazing mental picture. Also, it's kind of a vague description to say that the space between the eyes should be narrower than a mussel, since shellfish do seem to come in varying sizes.|
And my GSD bites harder than your pit bull, honey!
by Red Sable on 22 September 2011 - 18:49
|LOL, yes, the mussel one was new to me, and paying attention the the gate, ( not sure which gate, the kennel gate maybe?) as they walk, gives clues to whether they have HD or not. |
I've really learned something here today.
by Teufel Hunde on 22 September 2011 - 19:00
|Heritage must have needed a boost in advertisement. Putting the dogs in kennels right near a busy Chicago street(Harlem Ave)for impulse buys must not be working anymore. I've known of this place since the late seventies and it seems nothing has changed about them. Before internet came along they had the market cornered. Thank goodness people can now research before they buy!!!!!!|
by Donnerstorm on 22 September 2011 - 19:10
|LOL! Just looked at the website, would have kept looking but I threw my back out and it hurts to laugh. Glad I looked we have all been doing it wrong all these yrs. No need to pay OFA, just see the parents what have we been thinking??? This is the 2nd site I have seen recently that says all blacks are rare, WTF? They are everywhere including several at my house. LOL|
by BoCRon on 22 September 2011 - 19:20
|I wonder if the underlining is removable for washing :0...|
by VomMarischal on 22 September 2011 - 19:24
It is apparently removable for hot weather, which is nice.
OMG, some people just make you want to dance on their heads, don't they?
by KellyJ on 22 September 2011 - 19:27
I sure hope the OP comes back to better educate themselves about German Shepherds!
This breeder claims to have "WORLD'S LARGEST GERMAN SHEPHERDS"...maybe they should just stick to newfoundlands!
by lzaichenko on 22 September 2011 - 19:45
Boy, I should have totally bred my last bitch (not a GSD) instead of x-raying her.. I would have never had to know she was dysplastic, since she moved BEAUTIFULLY! She never showed any signs of lameness, by the way. Even after having a repaired cruciate ligament.
by Donnerstorm on 23 September 2011 - 00:28
|The site is funny, the sad part is how many unsuspecting people she has fed this crap to, and swindled them out of their money. Granted common sense would say they should do their homework first but we all know common sense isn't that common.|
by vonissk on 23 September 2011 - 00:31
|I told Anette above that if I had known abouy bad hips via that method I could have saved 250 this week. We could all be having a party at my house!!!!!! I wouldn't be almost out of ciggarettes a week before payday evem, I could have a cold one..........................Ah the things we learn in hindsight LOL................|
by Donnerstorm on 23 September 2011 - 00:35
|Well vonisk you should start a new business, undercut the vets and ofa fees by $50 and just charge ppl to sit around and watch their dogs walk all day then give them a certificate for good hips!|
by vonissk on 23 September 2011 - 00:54
|Hey good thought!!!!! I've been looking for some extra ez money. And we could have a few cold ones and it could be like that old country song--The Girls Get Prettier at Closing Time!!!!!!!!!!! The more you drink the more excellents you'll see!!!!!!!|
by Donald Deluxe on 23 September 2011 - 01:50
|From the "breader's" website:|
"...Barbra maintains the traditional standards of breading lost in today market."
Here's a hint: the bread in today market is in the bread aisle. Just like it was in yesterday market, and day before market too!
by VomMarischal on 23 September 2011 - 03:03
|**snorts diet coke**|
by hexe on 23 September 2011 - 04:24
|From the kennel's home page:|
Due to our strict breading practices our dogs do not have the health issues seen in many of today’s dogs.
I've always had the best results with breading if I first dip the dogs in an egg-and-water mixture, and *then* coat them with the bread crumbs.
The head and body should be propionate with a slightly rounded forehead.
??? Are you sure the head and body should look like this??? I just can't see it working out...
The German Shepherd has a duel layer rough coat with a thick underlining
The dog's coat is fighting against itself? Over what? With what weapon?
by Fenrir on 23 September 2011 - 14:47
"Black German Shepherd dogs