by Hundmutter on 08 November 2020 - 03:11
by GSCat on 08 November 2020 - 03:11
U.S. Department of Defense has a dog breeding program. Assuming it's run right, shouldn't be a shortage of suitable MWD candidates. They do give rejects/washouts for police K9, if the dog would be suitable for police use(s).
by Hired Dog on 08 November 2020 - 03:11
Lackland AFB is the training depot of working dogs and they do give out TRAINED dogs to LE agencies Nationwide, for free, under certain provisions that benefit both the LE agency as well as the DOD.
Those free trained dogs are explosives detection dogs, not patrol dogs, those are kept for uses within the DOD itself.
by duke1965 on 08 November 2020 - 04:11
by Hundmutter on 08 November 2020 - 05:11
Yes Duke I'd heard something about some ban on Malis also, but no details so I didn't mention it yet. If so, I think it declares faith in the quality of GSDs they have / are getting !
by duke1965 on 08 November 2020 - 05:11
by Hired Dog on 08 November 2020 - 05:11
The Malinois is not the problem, shitty training is, inexperience is, changing handlers every couple of years is. If they were looking for 10 dogs, regardless of breed, I am sure they could find 10 sane ones, with no issues, but, when you are interested in 100's of them, you will get shit ones, for sure.
There will never be enough dogs to satisfy the needs of large agencies, the size of DOD, for example, anywhere. If they want GSDs now, there will be enough of them bred for them to have the same problems the Malinois has, its the mass demand and the mass production that follows that creates these problems with people who want to cash in.
by duke1965 on 08 November 2020 - 06:11
hired, have to disagree somewhat, i rarely see a gsd with the same frustrationlevel we see in malinois, and many of these malinois could be easliy worked by handlers with some experience, but not newbies,
the issues that popped up now to make the choice to move away from malinois in several places are made based on incidents that happened where a certain breed caused these problems
I agree that some people try to breed GSD with malinois drives, and these dogs show some issues, nervewise and frustrationwise, but that is very small part of the GSD population
by ValK on 08 November 2020 - 13:11
by johan77 on 08 November 2020 - 13:11