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Old 11-05-2012, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default No "issues" GSD ... how many of you have them?

I've been on this forum for about a month, and one of the things I noticed was a lot of GSDs with issues ... of any / all kinds. This can certainly be a deterrent for someone looking into the breed (and also, an eye opener for the potential issues, and what to look out for).

BUT ... I wanted to start a thread about the GREAT GSDs that people have / had with no problems - by no problems I mean - no aggression issues / health issues, etc. Just a happy healthy GSD ...

I'm one of the "fortunate" ones to date (Ky's 17 months) that have had no problems.

Ky's perfectly healthy, no inappropriate aggression issues at all, she's playful, active, smart, learns fast and is an absolute joy to have around.

Others out there??? Let's show the "lurkers" that with the proper training / socialization and breeding ... you can have that great GSD that everyone dreams about ...
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well at 9 Grim has some health issues starting at 8 but neither Grim or Beau (15 mo) have had any health problems or temperament problems.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think of Ruki as having health/temperament problems. He is a bit of a biter still, but is getting much better as we continue training. He is only 6 months old so it could change, but for now he is great.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Someone just told me their puppy at 8 weeks had ZERO accidents, house trained on day 1, naturally. It listens well, no aggression, no shyness as an adult. The owners love it.

I've personally met way more good GSDs than bad GSDs. The only very few "bad" GSDs I've met are where the owners let the dogs go wild without discipline. Otherwise, I think the dog is just as good as another.

I think there are a lot of these kinds of good GSDs, just that mostly only owners with issues will be posting on here to get help.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think there are a lot of these kinds of good GSDs, just that mostly only owners with issues will be posting on here to get help.
A very likely possibility! But, I joined here for fun, so am hoping others have too!

House trained in a day! WOW ... I thought I was good at 3 days with Kyleigh ... that must be a record! Good for them!
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Great thread!

Balen has been healthy as a horse so far, he does have separation anxiety and is a little fearful BUT I believe that if I had obtained him as a puppy, and not a 12 month old rescue with a blank history, I think he would be a totally well rounded family dog. He has done nothing but improve in the two areas that he has had trouble in.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Discoe would be my one. I've been with her from the day she was born, brought her home at 8 weeks. Potty training was a breeze...only a few pee accidents in the house, never a poop accident. She hasn't really chewed anything she wasn't supposed to, mostly because she was following me wherever I was going. No temperament issues...got her CGC at 4 months and three days old, and then again at 2 years. Has never had to be taken to the vet for anything aside from basic check ups and vaccines. Hips are excellent, elbows are fine, eyes passed CERF and thyroid is normal.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Koda has no temperament/health problem, he is awesome. Thank God.
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Wiva is the only one so far with zero issues.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Odin is the greatest dog in the world! Seriously He hasn't had any major health issues (other than gluten intolerance) and he has an awesome temperament. He is very much a go anywhere do anything type of dog. He is happy to lay with me on the couch, he has been to the peaks of several mountains, he beats the border collies in agility, is aloof around strangers and other dogs and most importantly he makes me smile every day

My younger gsd does have some issues though I guess 50/50 isn't that bad lol.
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