"On threads like the "Genetic Obedience" one, the old DDR herding lines are praised for what they bring to the table in terms of biddability and obedience. They are also considered affectionate, handler soft & pack oriented. Many threads said these are what you want for a good companion as they are stable even dogs. So thats good!"
Being DDR does not automatically fit them into this category.
This is still a trait that has to be understood, then deliberately chosen for .
Even so , having the trait does not mean that the dog should be raised in a permissive manner, without parameters . They are not born trained .
And, surprise , surprise many of the "ddr" dogs that are circulating now are not the old style , in fact it is a shame that many are bred for superficial qualities -- the colour , the look, the head , the bone , the black sable.
You don't need a dog from any particular segment of GSD dogdom.
Last edited by carmspack; 05-04-2014 at 03:52 PM.