Originally Posted by KZoppa
Dax.... he's my first well bred working line. He's ddr/czech. 5.5 months old. So far, as cute as he is, he's definitely holding true to the slow to mature. He's a dork. He's slower to learn anything I want to teach him, he's annoyingly vocal, especially when he doesn't get his way. he's a stubborn jack donkey and still hasn't figured out that I'm far more stubborn and determined than he will ever hope to be. he drives me absolutely insane. He was relatively easy to potty train as far as puppies go. I cant seem to exercise him enough that he settles down, which for his age is normal. Slow to mature, slow to control themselves. He's a nutcase. But he's also entertaining and fun and I'm excited to see the dog he becomes.
I think it comes down to the individual dog.
Hans is Czech line, too, and is nothing like what is described above.
He was very easy to housebreak, is quiet, but will alert bark. He was never talkative at all. It is very good with dogs, fantastic with my children, observant and scary smart. You only have to show that dog something three times, and he knows it.
Is a Velcro dog, loves to follow me around the house. Has a very good off switch.
As he approaches the age of two, is becoming very obedient and understanding of what is required of him. He never has attempted to counter surf. Well, once, when he picked up a chunk of Parmesan cheese off the dinner table. He dropped it immediately when asked.
All I have to do to correct him is a loud, "Ah!" and he stops whatever it is I don't like.
Sometimes he gets a little more nervous than I would like, but I'm seeing less of that as he matures.
His quirk: I think he hates walks, never enjoyed them and never will. Is very much a homebody and would rather be home than anywhere else.