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Old 11-15-2012, 09:32 PM   #71 (permalink)
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beat me to it.....twice err thrice.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:39 PM   #72 (permalink)
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1. This is part of the reason for people questioning your choice... 2. Lines are very important in the make up of the dogs temperament and health.
1. That may be 1 reason, but I doubt it. And the choice has already been made anyway - I think it's a moot point.
2. "Lines" may be extremely important in showing. Breeders may think their "lines" are of the utmost importance in PP, as well. But - I've seen it - breed &/or lines are less important if you're looking at a good OB or PPD. What - you think only a good purebred will produce a good PPD?

Mutts work quite nicely in this arena - so much for good breeding "lines". The most fascinating PPD I've ever watched was a Pom/Poodle X - it learned to leap from it's owners' arms to go after the "bad guy". Another was a goofy Setter from a puppy mill...

(BTW - people aren't just 'questioning' the decision - they're lecturing.)
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Olivers momma....if someone is clueless on the lines they are getting yet spending $$, that does raise a few questions.
Lines are important in more than showing! Dogs that aren't balanced are a huge liability and breeders that aren't doing right by the breeding matches are not doing the breed justice.
I'm not saying buy the champion/champion...far from it! The buyer should at least know a bit about the lineage to better understand the dog. Seldom do people pay $$ for mutts.
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Seldom do people pay $$ for mutts.
Oh yes they do --- Labradoodles, Schnockers, etc. Nothing more than mutts, yet they're called "Designer " breeds. Mutts.

Pehaps the OP wants to know what the lines mean. Then she can look at Dino's pedigree differently. Or perhaps understand more.
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I'm talking about PP dogs.... that is what this thread is about?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:26 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Congratulations on your new dog. I'm sure you will enjoy him.

If we all needed to have a strong knowledge of bloodlines and pedigrees then about 95% of this board would not be able purchase any dog.

We all start somewhere.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:31 PM   #77 (permalink)
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We do all start somewhere....but purchasing a PP dog & being 'clueless' could be a bit dicey!
'Strong knowledge' is a far cry from 'clueless'
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We do all start somewhere....but purchasing a PP dog & being 'clueless' could be a bit dicey!
'Strong knowledge' is a far cry from 'clueless'
Well I don't see you posting about his lines .
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We do all start somewhere....but purchasing a PP dog & being 'clueless' could be a bit dicey!
'Strong knowledge' is a far cry from 'clueless'
Starting somewhere is coming on here for advice about bloodlines, etc. before you hand over a check and say "send me the dog".

Something nobody much has mentioned...

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nor did they seem okay with the fact that I had a child and other dogs.
There may well be a reason they were not okay sending a 1-2yr. old protection trained dog to a "clueless" owner with kids and Chihuahuas.

I don't know if you have this dog yet, or not, but introducing a (probably intact) 2yr. old dog to 2 yappy little dogs who, if typical to the breed, don't care for large dogs, and a child (not sure of the age, you didn't say) could be a bit dicey.

Personally, I'd start with a "two week shut down". Do you know if this dog lived in a home with other dogs/kids? Was he kept kenneled? Why is he still at the breeders at age 2? (MrsK may be able to tell me if that's typical).
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Arras vom Schwartenzwinger - working-dog.eu
Arras is a very strong drive, stronger and more serious dog.
Result of the German Youth and Junior Championships 2012 in Hockenheim 99/93/92 No. 2 IPO III Junior. Arras was held on the BSP in Bayreuth
Echidna vom Halley'schen Komet - working-dog.euLarge, medium strong, good withers, firm back, short croup with good location. Front straight, chest conditions balanced, good Hinterhandwinklung, Schrittweise.Sicheres very good temperament, TSB pronounced, from leaves.
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