Originally Posted by farnln
At what age did your GSD pass the CGC, and if you know, what line is your dog from? Show, German, Czech or other??
Is it true that some lines mature later than others?
Also, if you have done the CGC with other breeds, what age were they when they passed?
Nikon was 10 months (intact male WGSL), Pan I think was 12 months (intact male WGWL). Kenya was 3 but that's because I got her when she was 3. She passed it several times (our therapy dog training group used a CGC test) and also helped as the "neutral dog". Pan was a neutral dog for another dog on his test day as well.
My mix Coke (male, neutered, large mixed breed) passed it I think when he was 3, got him when he was 1.5. He was harder to train basic stuff, not a very drivey or attentive dog and only wanted to visit other dogs and people!
My 1 year old pit mix has not tried it yet, we're still letting her settle in before more serious obedience training. She'd need to learn a better stay and the neutral dog, the rest she can do.