Originally Posted by mandiah89
The vet is incompetent for saying that "German Shepherds are weird like that, they typically have to be muzzled"... which is untrue if she is seeing a bunch of GSD's that are aggressive than unfortunately she is obviously going to have a negative bias against them, but to imply that they are all like that and need to be muzzled is ridiculous... Diesel never once growled at anyone including the vets (which she loved) and Penny never has either, and Im sure a lot of other people will agree
So your TWO...against the dozens or hundreds that the vet has probably seen?
My boy never needs a muzzle...but I've been told that on Monday when I go to get his hips OFA'd they WILL put a muzzle on him because they do it without anesthesia and the dog ends up on his back (many don't like that).
It's really not surprising...I took my boy to our vet this year and after his physical the vet was shocked that he was still intact. He was amazed at how well-behaved and calm he was for an intact GSD. All that told me was that the vet sees crazy, aggressive, intact male GSDs more than he sees well trained dogs. I don't call him incompetent because he feels that way...its just based on his experience with the breed. And there is no reason for a vet to think any of our animals are against the status quo of what they've seen through their career.
Many German Shepherds do not like getting touched by strangers...be it because of the way they were raised (not socialized to it) or because of their personality.