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d4mmo 12-24-2013 08:48 AM

modern GSD (article)
Hey guys,
no idea if this is the correct section so please feel free to move it if necessary.
the modern gsd has seen some major evolution over the last 30 years with discussions on weather the breed is declining or changing etc. i always wondered how a modern gsd compares to a older gsd.
here is a great article which goes over it.

hope you enjoy the read

fredh 12-24-2013 09:00 AM

Very interesting and well written.

MaggieRoseLee 12-24-2013 09:38 AM

Great article, written in 2009 I think and I don't know if any of the suggestions were taken.

Interesting how temperament is such a recognized interest. Like the way they showed many of the dogs that did the best in the courage test then did horribly in the 'crowded room' test.

huntergreen 12-24-2013 02:58 PM

great article, tks for posting.

sarah1366 12-25-2013 06:01 AM

It's good article my mum based her breeding on uran vom wilde stiegerland and that breeding produced very sound temperament I myself bought gsd based on that breeding great temperament couldn't be faulted for me I like the older breeding lines they had good straight back with gentle slope good size and all round nice dogs now 37 years on I see small gsd with accentuated sloping back small maybe still good temperament bit means nothing when I see owners putting them to sleep due to spine problems hip problems kennel club brought this change about and for me not for the good of the breed and I maybe criticised for that but give me a uran breeding line any day of the week mine lived till she was 13 and had to put to sleep at least because of old age and she was based on uran had fantastic temperament and no hip issues straight back gentle slope near bum she was great but sadly lost to organ failure I personally believe should be bred for sound temperament good spine structure good hips can't ask for anymore than that I for one won't buy the modern breeding don't like what is being produced give me old breeding any day with that at least it has good strong structure good temperament but that's my personal preference I grew up with that and know what I'm getting luckily still alot breeders basing there lines on the older breed lines but my live of this breed is where it came from. My first shepherd was based on the canto von den wieneru lines he was superb in every way I could take him through every walk of life I went through he lived everything from animals to parrots to humans he had such a love of everything and made championship level but he was my life and thats how I want my gsd to be

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