That is a breeding that really interests me. I have 2 hesitations- 1. Huxley will only be just over a year old and 2. I'm not sure that my home, basically a pet home where we dabble in dock jumping, agility, rally and obedience, is a good fit for working line dogs.
You will have to post lots of pictures of your pup so I can live vicariously through you
I am not worried about him being from the working class. Sherle will match me up with a good dog for my needs. Its all in a good breeder.
Icon is a handsome dude. If you don't mind, I'd be interested to know how he is to live with?
Icon is a blast to live with. He shares his 4k square feet with myself, my wife, and 10 and 12 year old girls.
kidding..... He spends the majority of his time with us inside except for a few hours a day he may be in his own space. He minds very well, and will let you know immediately when it is time to go out for a break. The only time it may get a bit testy is if he has not had a chance to exercise. Nasty rainy days we may only get to go to the basement for some inside activity, and that only works for a bit. He needs to go all out for a while daily. Ball, swim, run, chase, something to burn off the energy, but that is what we wanted.
I know Icon has more potential than he is using right now. Even though he comes from working lines he was selected to be a pet first, and he does a great job of that.
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I know Icon has more potential than he is using right now. Even though he comes from working lines he was selected to be a pet first, and he does a great job of that
This is my concern. I will never be the owner who uses a GSD to their full potential. I love my dogs, I take very good care of them and we have a lot of fun together, but I go to agility and rally and obedience and dock jumping for fun and bonding more than I do for competition. I kind of lack a competitive spirit in that regard.
So I like dogs who can do all that and enjoy it and I really like "sassy" in a dog but I also want a dog who can hang out in the family room and mellow. So far I have been lucky in that regard. I don't want to push my luck and I certainly do not want to put a dog into a situation/lifestyle that is not appropriate for their temperament and abilities.