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Old 11-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Showline/Workingline crosses?

Who here has one and why did you choose the cross?
Please post a photo and/or pedigree.

What are the general opinions on these dogs?
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Aiden vom HausDaka





WGSL/WGWL cross

I received Aiden at 5 months when he was returned to the breeder because his first owner didn't like him, so he wasn't chosen/purchased intentionally. He's very sweet and settles wonderfully in the house, but has extremely serious aggression/defense in IPO. Very little prey drive. Great tracker. Very handler sensitive. Love of my life

I'd love to hear any insight to his pedigree (if there is anything to say)
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Gatordog, Aiden is very handsome! He sounds like a good, balanced dog with the good traits of each line.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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And I got the other half-the worst traits from each line in Toby.

Not the same breeding but it was a Czech sire to a West German Highlines bitch and never again. Loved the dog, but he was a gangly poorly put together bag of nerves.
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Gatordog, Aiden is very handsome! He sounds like a good, balanced dog with the good traits of each line.
He's a great boy, but he is not totally balanced. He has had some reactivity (hackles at strange dogs/some random people and afraid of children) and I think his prey/food/toy drive should be higher, since he really could take it or leave it. We've had serious confidence issues since the day I started training him, but I'm not too sure if it is due to genetics/nerve or the way I started his foundation in training (the wrong way). Although he may not have crazy prey/food/toy drive, he learns very quickly.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm 99.999% sure mine is American/German. I believe mom was american and dad was german working lines. She has a medium to high prey drive, she is toy and food motivated, loves and does well in agility, and she did well with the schutzhund(didn't keep pursuing it) She has the bitch stripe, which I believe is strictly a german line thing. Her tan has quite a bit of red in it, so in certain pictures she looks more red then tan. I don't know if she's done changing yet??? She has definitely gotten the best of traits in each line. She isn't dog aggressive, human aggressive...she is just very neutral. I wish I knew so I could get 10 more of her. I love her temperament, her looks, personality, just everything...yep I'm hooked and feel that she has stolen my heart
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Stark is a cross as well : Wild Winds Archangel Raphael









Sire is WG/DDR working lines and his mother is Can./WG showlines.

He is a very low drive, medium/low energy male. He was quite reactive to people when he was younger and although that is not an issue anymore, I still do not fully trust him with unknown children and watch him very carefully and am very selective on who can greet him.

He shuts down with any pressure which is why we had to stop training in schutzhund with him. He is extremely handler sensitive. If I yell something to my sister in the other room, he will come and do this submissive jumping on me.

On the flip side - he is a great companion, settles wonderfully in the house and is very calm when out and about in the world. He is always willing to try anything I ask and enjoys just being with me.

He recently earned his TT (Temperament Test) certificate and excels at herding. He can remain calm and clear headed when working and doesn't jump into drive when the sheep move. The trainers really like him and if I could find somewhere to train regularly, I have no doubts he could do well. He also knows a lot of "service" jobs as my cousin has MD and is wheelchair bound and Stark has helped him turn lights on/off, pick up and carry items, brought items to him, open doors and cupboards, etc... very smart guy, who can learn almost anything asked.

I love my boy more than the sun, but I will never get another cross.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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What seems to be common denominator in most of these cases?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Popular or not......I will be doing a "cross-breeding" of WL x SL.
I need to bring in new genetics into my SL breeding dogs....
I plan on keeping back a female from the breeding for myself.....so time will tell, if the combination was/is successful.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Popular or not......I will be doing a "cross-breeding" of WL x SL.
I need to bring in new genetics into my SL breeding dogs....
I plan on keeping back a female from the breeding for myself.....so time will tell, if the combination was/is successful.
Hi Robin!

Just wondering (maybe this is a dumb question) but why did you choose to bring in a WL for new genetics, instead of more SL?
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