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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 09:53 AM
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German dog terms do not always translate cleanly to everyday terms. That became very obvious to me years ago when I asked my German neighbor to translate a breed survey. I know when clubs have a German judge come over who doesn't speak English they have to find a translator who knows dog stuff or the translations do not translate cleanly to English.

Fuß (fuss) is easy - foot or heel in dog training
Platz - place, spot, area, location, position, or down in dog training
Sitz - to have a seat or sit in dog training
Hier - here or come

Nice short words. I doubt there are any German speaking people on this board old enough to know when and why these particular words were chosen.

Lisa Clark

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