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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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had a question for you guys.

are there any books/videos you guys would recommend reading/watching for a new dog owner and about Schutzhund
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 01:55 AM
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if you want to do the sport , base your puppy selection and your breeder selection for a dog that has the drive and character needed. Because many whites have been inactive in sport - or even show -- many breeders of whites are just breeding for the colour and for a pet market.
make sure you get what you want . Who have you picked as a potential breeder.

There are clubs in the area and there is a private trainer in your area . PM sent
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Welcome from Ottawa ... do you have snow yet??? LOL I heard TO was supposed to get snow before us!!! We had rain the other day!

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Any dog can train in SchH and enter trials - GSDs of ANY colour, and any other breed on the planet
Yes, but not every dog has what it takes....
As Carmen posted, if you are looking to train in IPO, best to go with a breeder that has the right lines for doing so. Whites are generally not IPO material(though never say never!) I'd like to see more WGSD's in competition.

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ANY dog can train & trial in SchH - the odds of a new person, with a white GSD actually achieving a SchH1 (IPO1) are (unfortunately) slim to none :-(

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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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the breeder i have chosen is Hoofprint farms. they have been breeding the WGSD for over 40 years now. from what i have heard from the breeder they dogs have a very high level of energy and are very active.

well even if i cant achieve it i shall try my hardest

thanks for the info guys loving the input. who do i message for local clubs and trainers?
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Which is more important to you: Being successful in SchH, or having a white dog?
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unfortunately 40 years of breeding dogs that don't work isn't going to produce anything that can do SchH.

I agree - do you want a white GSD or one that can work? :-(

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You aren't going to find more than a handful of whites in the US and Canada doing bite work, so if you're looking for a white with SCH in it's pedigree, good luck. You'd have better luck importing a Berger Blanc from Europe if that's your criteria. (and many of those dogs will have Hoofprint in their pedigrees)
On the other hand, if you want a dog that should be able to do well in any given number of sports, a dog that you might like to train for SAR or service work, take part in performance and obedience events and most importantly, make a great pet, Hoofprint is an excellent choice.
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well to be honest being a first time dog owner and introducing my family to a dog. i would prefer one that is a family pet and i know german shepherds are great family pets.

the sch isnt the biggest concern for me. i rather have a get family pet that is obedient and is playful to play around with.

i've only seen a white german shepherd once and thought it was the most gorgeous dog ever. but i wasnt aware that they arent working dogs like the normal german shepherd. so thanks for the info.
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