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post #121 of 153 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by GusGus View Post
I haven't read as far as what anyone had to say, but boy do I love the look of that dog !
I find him gorgeous! I love him with all my heart, he came from a breeder, I did my research.His temperament is lacking (he has a noise phobia, and anxiety issues, reactive..) She told me he was alot more standoffish than the others, and gave me an option to back out before I got him, I was already in love I accept him with his faults, lord knows I have mine as well, LOL!
Anyway... this thread is kinda hard to stomach. Just because someone wants a dog with a certain look, and isn't finding that in the rescues doesn't mean they are bad, rotten, or evil...
I love ALL Shepherds. I grab 'em and save 'em whenever, wherever. My current rescueish girl is running me 3 shades past ragged. And I love her. She destroyed crate number 3 tonight... However, when I purchased Axel, from a breeder, I wanted A GOOD LOOKING MALE. And a pup. I paid my pretty penny for him.. I'm not ashamed of it either. I know where my heart is. I love the breed, and will not turn my back on any of them, even if I can't be the forever home. That's just me.
Rescues are a mystery. Yes, they are evaluated, but you just don't truly know them until you have them. My last was EXTREMELY male on male aggressive. A doll with people, kids, everyday activities... but he would just explode on my other male for no predictable reason and try to kill him. I knew there could be such an issue when I got him, given his life in the puppy mill.. didn't matter. He now lives in a home with no other dogs, and is adored. Such is life.
I was up for that.
Because the guy said he wants a dog that will alert does not mean he wants an aggressive dog... Come on guys. He wants a dog that he can look at (I stare at Axel and adore his looks on a da
ily basis), and be proud, and the loyal protector a GSD is supposed to be. I'm not sensing anything wrong with that.
It's sad that alot of rescues don't look awesome..and there are reasons they dont, but not everyone is cut out to fix em.... I see alot of dogs in CA shelters on my FB that look like showdogs.
Anyways... LOL! I am sure the dog is out there that will fit for him. I'm still thinking retired show dog would do nicely... I can't get Nala to hold still for a decent picture... but I bet she would be on the shabby list, and I actually think shes a pretty nice looking working line female. I love that silly bitch She's keepin my feet warm right now....

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There is a German Shepherds For Sale group on Facebook, there's usually a lot of American Show line dogs with WGSL and Working, lots of them are young adults, sorry I don't have the link but it's easy to search on Facebook. I too see nothing wrong with having your ideal vision of a German Shepherd, the OP could perhaps have been more diplomatic, but I see nothing wrong with his requests of a dog, I'm the same way with my preferences for dogs and horses, there's exactly what you want out there, it just requires patience and perseverance .

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Larhage - I agree with you. I think the impolite wording, essentially considering any dog not meeting the standard which he could not really define as shabby / low quality is what set people off. You can see any number of threads where people want a specific type of dog where they do not get such a response.

He likes Lance? Well -- guess what -- Lance defined the American Showlines as he was one of the most highly bred GSDs ever. Should be no problem finding a dog with that lineage. Of course like any dog highly inbred on, there can definitely be quality issues (that stands for ALL lines).

I think what the OP needs to do is some honest to goodness research, to figure out what he wants. Lance = American lines "Red and Black" typifies German Showlines. We have given him plenty of resources to do his own work..Let him come back and ask a more specific question than a "quality dog" and I am certain he will get the help he needs.


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post #124 of 153 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Lauri & The Gang View Post
How you can go from this:

To this:

I just don't get it???

As for the OP being rude? Hardly. He simply stated what he was looking for and what HE didn't like.
i am sure it is never a good idea to disagree with a mod, but i am going to do it anyway. imho, those that actively rescue and foster dogs are really special people that put a lot of themselves into what they do, not for pay but for the love of animals. those that have rescued dogs, opened their homes and took dogs off death row and have formed a deep bond and couldn't be happier with their choice, their pride in their gsd often comes through loud and clear. the ops post came across as dismissive and snooty. i am going to give him a pass on this though.

first, we see words on a screen without facial expressions, hand gestures or body language. what he typed may not have come across the way he intended.

second, at least he had already looked into a rescue and didn't see what he has pictured his gsd to be.

third, i type poorly and try to answer/respond in threads with as few words as possible. my intention is never to dismiss or insult anyone and hope i never come across as if i have.

fourth, i would rather the op keep coming here to learn and ask questions and not have another dog that our "rescuers" have to save.
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This is the kind of Shepherd I want to buy. Big boned traditional looking. Awesome dog.

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you like that roached back???? I am sure that Bill Fleisher or Dean Calderon will find you a showline adult male.....be prepared to spend upwards of $15K from them...


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Call Robin at Huerta Hof. She could probably at least point you in the right direction.

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Originally Posted by darrinjesus View Post

This is the kind of Shepherd I want to buy. Big boned traditional looking. Awesome dog.
Okay, just so you know, that is a West German show line dog. No relation to Lance whatsoever.
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I guess extreme roach it is, there are quite a few breeders that breed for that. And beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To me they look as if their rear end were two sizes too small for the front end.

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To be honest, I didn't really know the difference between a roach and a non-roached back unless 2 pictures were side by side, or one dog was ACTUALLY a banana. The OP probably just likes the overall look of the dog.

There are tons of great showline breeders active right on the board. Huerta Hof, Alta-Tollhaus, etc. I don't know about others, but I know Robin sometimes keeps a puppy from a litter to evaluate its potential as breeding stock, and if they don't grow out as a pup that fits her program, she rehomes it to a family that will be able to give the dog more attention as a pet/working dog. I'm sure other breeders do this as well, so do some research and contact them.

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