German Shepherd Dog > Help please, Steps to Take, what should I do.... (8 replies)
Help please, Steps to Take, what should I do....
by kpokodul on 25 November 2011 - 18:27
First I will ask you a favor, not to attack me with your opinions on how bad I am as parent for my dog.
What I am looking for is a support!!! If this post drive's you crazy, just skip it and go to the other post.
No offence, Thank you for understanding.
It is never to late to ask and learn.
I have a show line GSD from SCHH3 2X VA1 Father and IPO1 VA1(LT) VA3(PL) Mother.
I live in Toronto, Ontario, Purchased almost 5 month old Import from Poland Puppy.
I think I've started well with him, run, walk, home break, all basic things and commands, but all this time was worry about his ears, which was a cause of loosing my confedence in him and expectations I had.
At 6 month his LEFT ear went up, at 7 month both ears was up, at 8 month his LEFT ear went down, and since that it is still down, he will be 2 y.o in February 2012. Dog always get brushed, ears cleaed, teeth brushed, bathed 2-3 times a year, I dint see any infections in his ears, I really paid attention t o it. Today I see a redness in area where his ear is folds, right beside a tattoo. I ve tried to use a glue, but no help.
so this made to loose my confedens and expectations as I ve mentioned.
my first question, if this male still able to get tittles for breeding?
I didnt not provide him a right training for him to compete in shows. Do I still have time to make him to do so? or it is to late.
Please tell me in possitive maner what should I do, if yes i still have chance please tell me a sourse or in your words what my steps are should be.
My Best Regards,
by VKGSDs on 25 November 2011 - 18:45
|YES you can still train and title a dog. Working trials and titles do not take conformation into account. The pup could be missing and ear and still earn his Schutzhund titles.|
YES you can still ring train him and show him. I don't really understand the problem? His ears look like they are up? Lots of GSDs have other ear problems like minor infections, dermatitis, etc. I have a three year old male who loses hair on the tips of his ears when it gets cold and dry and I show this dog. He was SG rated at 13 months and is a UKC Champion.
by cphudson on 25 November 2011 - 20:42
|It's almost never to late. Find a good club & go for his schutzhund titles. He might not have a high confirmation career if he has a ear down but you can still do a breed survey with him. In the photo his ears look fine, do you have a more recent picture with his ears down?|
Either way I'm sure you'll have fun with him & able to learn along the way.
by kpokodul on 25 November 2011 - 21:19
|thank you for you quick respond,|
on that picture he is 7 month old, i will input a recent picture of him.
"Find a good club & go for his schutzhund titles" - any suggestions of how and where should i look for an appropriate club for it?
and any source where i can find a steps of what should i do first end so... etc?
by kpokodul on 25 November 2011 - 21:26
|here is his recent picture|
by amysavesjacks on 26 November 2011 - 01:18
|His ear really is straight but flopped at the base, which isn't what I was expecting to see when you said it "flops". |
Have you had your vet check him for an inner ear infection? I know you said you clean them, but you cant always get down deep. Does he ever tilt his head or shake his head?
by kpokodul on 26 November 2011 - 04:32
"His ear really is straight but flopped at the base." - not really, on that picture may look like that, but it is close to the base.
Yes, I did check twice at the Vet, no problems what so ever. and he doesnt show any symptoms such as shake or tilt his head.
as I ve mention above a redness in area where his ear is folds, right beside a tattoo
btw, this ear sometimes is up, for a min or two.
by Kalibeck on 28 November 2011 - 02:05
|Looks like he's good with kids! Any dog that's good with kids is worth his weight in gold, no matter what his ears do! jackie harris|
by Two Moons on 28 November 2011 - 05:58