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Our last GSD would actually stop people he didn't know at the door, bump their arm with his nose, then wait there in front of them until we moved him or put him up.
Never bit, but did like to intimidate people that way.
Like..."go ahead, make my day".

I think it's the natural suspicion this breed is supposed to have?
I do think its the natural suspicion and a little bit of fun for them. Mine is literally in high alert, very focused, and in a very nice stack in most of these situations. With the cats its a different stare, not intimidating but very focused and more in a position like the herding one, this is when I do tell her to leave it. Not even a month ago I was sound asleep and something woke me up, when I focused it was her sitting as straight as a board just staring at me...it was very creepy and I know she would never hurt me. She also spends a lot of the time watching the door in my bedroom, for a long time I swore she didn't sleep at night because everytime I got up she was up and just watching everything.

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Turid Rugaas also has a great read on it. I would look at her site for more on body language/communication.


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Turid Rugaas also has a great read on it. I would look at her site for more on body language/communication.

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are you one those that buys a GSD is a good judge
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There's a GSD owner a few blocks from my house. Her GSD is a stunning WGSL female about 80 lbs.
Whenever I bump into the owner (whether in my truck, or on foot), I always stop to say hello.

However, her dog freaks me out. The dog does not take her eyes off my face. I can "feel" her staring at me, but I refuse to engage.
She'll sit there and just stare, never removing her eyes. No movement, nothing.


Scares the crap out of me.

Now of course, the connection here is that I've witnessed Kira do that to certain people, and wondered the same.
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are you one those that buys a GSD is a good judge
of character?
I'm sorry, I don't understand the sentence.

If you're asking if I'm a good judge of character, yes I am.
What that has to do with buys a GSD, confuses me.
Please clarify.
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I think he meant~ is the dog the judge of the character? As we read so much about~ Trust the dog, because he has that inner sense of *what is or is not* thinking?

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I think he meant~ is the dog the judge of the character? As we read so much about~ Trust the dog, because he has that inner sense of *what is or is not* thinking?
LOL.. I don't understand you either LOL

What the heck are you saying?

Am I the type that buys a GSD for the dog's judge of character?
No. I think I'd be committed to a crazy house if I needed my dog to make character judgements for me
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do you think the dog was staring at you because the dog thought you were 'shady'? That is what daddiedog was getting at, I think? daddiedog, correct me with a prong if I'm wrong!

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are you one those that buys a GSD is a good judge
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Do you "believe" a GSD is a good judge of character? I think that is what he is trying to say.

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Do you "believe" a GSD is a good judge of character? I think that is what he is trying to say.
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