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Old 11-12-2012, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i've been looking for a new "pup" for the family we have a 9 month old GSD and absolutely love her, but were trying to find an additional pup that will fit into our family. And i recently found a "dutch shepherd" pup and ive heard that theres no true breed called that but i guess im mainly just wondering if there a huge difference between the GSD's ive had and this "DS" that i may possibly end up rescuing?
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They are a lot like mals in personality, dont get it, someone with lots of experience should only get one honestly. There are some mal owners on here. I train with some mals in protection they remind me of a high drive gsd on meth. And i mean HIGH DRIVe working gsd on meth lol
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We had a 1/2 GSD x 1/2 Dutch and he was a basket case, mentally and physically.

If you're interested in rescuing, do so but get a male to avoid same-sex aggression, Pet adoption: Want a dog or cat? Adopt a pet on Petfinder is a good start
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I currently also have 9 month old GSD and would not know how to find time for another new dog.
I know the Dutch Shepherds and they are not a family dog unless you work them hard all day, every day but then your family might turn into a basket case
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ive never seen one get tired i don't know if its possible lol


they are great dogs but the thought of owning one in my house is scary lol


Some of them i swear have wings

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I know someone with a Dutch Shep who is an absolute sweetheart!

I think for the most part though, it's harder to find a Dutchie with good nerves and balanced drives. Not impossible, just harder, than with a GSD. Why not another GSD, if yours has turned out so well?

I've heard the best time to introduce a new pup, is when your other dog reaches about 2 years of age, just FYI. I totally understand the temptation, my pup is 6 months old and she's so wonderful, even I'm tempted. But my brain rules my heart, thankfully.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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so the main opinion about the "DS" is that there mainly crazy and not to get him. lol nice to know. i've been looking on pet finder for about 2 month and every time i see one id like to meet it either they have to be adopted with there sibling or it has wolf in it or the people wouldn't feel comfortable putting it in a home with a young child (which i love that there honest with me especially about that). but we drove out to a place about 2 hours away with the intention of adopting this Shepherd/husky mix male that was absolutely GORGEOUS and we all loved and right before we signed the paper work there like so your taking him and his brother. we we're like WHAT?!?!?!?!?! i'm just at my whits end with all of them. aghhh idk i'm sure when its right everything will work its self out.
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It would help if you put your location in your profile. People may have local contacts to offer. I know someone (who is Dutch) who breeds and imports DS but I'm not sure if you live anywhere close.
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Don't get one.... If you have to ask whether or not they would be good for your family, they wont be. DS's mentality are exactly alike mali's. They need a job and need to be worked, HARD. I work and exercise Zoey like you wouldn't believe and she could run 20 miles more at the end of the day. DS's are independent thinkers which is much harder for correction. I could go on for a while but look into something else.
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Our breeder also bred, Dutch Shepherds. The ones I met were very sweet, not as aggressive as a GSD, but had a lot more energy. You might take up jogging if you get one.
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