Re: Pohranicni Straze?
One of the earlier posters hit the nail on the head as far as giving a description of the Grim lines. My experience has also been that they mature very slowly, and do love to work. If you are lucky enough to have good people to work with, and they help you from being too overly anxious to push training, I would think your quite lucky. Because the dogs enjoy the training, folks tend to forget foundation work, or just skim over some things that will create problems later.
I had a Grim, daughter, Gita z Lipin, that was a great dog for the sport. Excellent tracker, and great in the protection work as well. I made a HUGE mistake using pressure while trying to improve my obedience scores, and turned a SG scoring dog into just a good dog from a scoring standpoint.
I now have 2 Grim grandsons, both are a little different, but do have some common things as well. Both dogs live for work, are solidly built, and very dark in color. Both dogs are very social, are excellent trackers, can be solid obedience dogs, maybe a bit more on the serious side as far as the protection work goes. For me they are well balanced, but I do know people that they would be a bit much for. Armor is more defensive, but that comes from his father. Hex is a great dog to be around, and has really picked up tracking as well as any dog I have ever had. Neither is dog aggressive, they are both clean dogs, and enjoy the water. Hex is a Xac PS x Chayma PS son. He produces dogs similar in structure and temperament.
I am really taking my time with Armor. He is 4 and just is really starting to get serious with his work. Hex is 5 and I am having a blast with him I didn't get him as a pup, like the others I mentioned, and I do believe there are imprinting issues I will never be able to correct