Originally Posted by onyx'girl
Did you get the dog from the breeder or another party? ....
I acquired it from a trainer who had purchased it from the breeder. The breeder is a very well respected breeder and this he has a world-class pedigree.
As I understand, both the breeder and the trainer whom I got him from trained him for tracking, and not Schutzhund. He certainly enjoyed tracking everything he could when we went on hikes. He and my other dogs went out on several outings, and he was perfect with me, them and everyone we met. I even stepped on his foot once by accident on the trail and he was not aggressive, just yelped.