Thanks for your opinion, Rerun- I appreciate it. Funny that you wonder why I haven't considered the mal route before because the reason is the constant remarks of nutso dogs! Ha! I really do think I'd be fine with a working line of any breed. I train near every day, and sometimes twice a day. It's what I like to do... But there are days where I will have to work late, or will want to lay on the couch and do nothing, or sleep in until 10, or whatever. This canNOT
be that uncommon amongst WL dog owners, and I can't buy that people would find that a reason to not get a high drive (or high energy) dog. I mean seriously- what do you guys think your dog does when you go to work during the day?? Certainly they are not getting much stimulation for those 8 or 9 or 10 or 14 hours....
Regarding another female with Pimg- I agree. Especially a puppy. The "right" female could work out, but generally speaking, it's not a combo I think would go over well. But since we can't edit things on this board- I always like to state along with that that Pimg has NEVER ONCE bit another dog, even when I had another female living with me. She is very vocal/visual about the fact that she hates the nonstop puppy play/interaction, and she gets very jealous of me, not liking to share. She also gets toy possessive. But she is so FAR from some of the actual
same-sex aggression stories on this board. So while I don't think it's a great idea, I do want to be an advocate for my dog and be clear that it's far from unmanageable. But it's probably not something I'd want to tempt.
These small mals wouldn't matter though! The tiny males at only 21-23" high and only 45 pounds or so.... how cool!!
Rerun- have you ever seen Lisa train at Diehl's club? I will admit that her GSDs are pretty awesome!! She might sway my back to a nice small, athletic GSD!