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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Gracie2012 View Post
I really want my next dog to do therapy work. As I'm researching the GSD breed, I'm seeing a lot of 411 about American lines vs. German lines, working dogs vs. conformation dogs, etc, etc.

All I really want is a sound dog, with excellent temperament for a family pet and a certified therapy dog. Any thoughts on this from experienced GSD owners? Also, would dogs bred for Schutzhund make any difference, pro or con?


as already posted, American or German lines, doesn't matter, select a good breeder, tell the breeder what you want, training and socialization is a must, the dog needs to be none reactive to other dogs, also when you get into therapy work, you`ll have to find out what your dog likes, reading programs, hospital visits, nursing home visits, or just sitting in the lobby and letting people come up to him or her,

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My Czech bred, Schutzhund titled, female is a registered Therapy Dog.
As most have said...choose what type of dog you like and then find one that meets your need... Solid, stable temperment, soundness, and willingness to please can be found in any type of lines...

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