|09-14-2013 03:09 AM|
Sorry, CHECK* out clubs in your area! Lol
Btw just watched that video - WHA!?!? can you say rip off?? Im sorry but if I had a "50, 000 $" dog no way am I letting a newbie take a bite from him. God forbid he jams my dog?!? Unless the dog isn't a hard hitter and hesitates right before he hits.... in which case is he really worth 50, 000$..... hmmmm....?
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|09-14-2013 02:50 AM|
I dont know what others have said. I will say this -
I have a friend that breeds working lines - he only really does Czech because he prefers their drive and work skill. He says ddr are too low drive and reactive and over bred because everyone wants a big black sable. He says west working lines probably produce the best workers but its harder to find a decent west working line.
Most of the people in my schutzhund club like mals, they keep trying to convert me haha. One thing I will say, all the older trainers/handlers tend to HATE Czech lined shepherds. They say they're too drivey and bitey and crazy.
Point is opinion really varies. I like my czech/ddr mix. I feel the Czech helps add good drive yet the ddr helps make it an easier dog to live with/handle. Not always so "on".
What you need to do is find an individual breeder with dogs you like. Czech out clubs in your area, see what ones you like, and start looking at pedigrees.
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|09-14-2013 01:55 AM|
Welcome to the forum. We are in Central Florida as well.
If you're looking for trainers here, I have a few contacts I can share with you.
As of breeders, there are some in the local area... but it's hard to find. Most are small hobby breeders and don't breed often.
Good luck with your search.
|09-13-2013 11:52 PM|
Young Enzo son that will be doing French Ring....
|09-02-2013 03:45 PM|
I agree with that as well,,I guess it's what I've liked about the majority of my dogs.
They'd sit in my vehicle all day long, for example, you can walk around it, and nothing, the minute you touch it, that silent dog that's been watching your every move, is going to, like you said, explode..You (general you's) may have to go change your pants at that point
|09-02-2013 03:39 PM|
|09-02-2013 03:02 PM|
This is Ilda's "bad boy bad boy, watcha gonna do" look. She rides shotgun with me as I often have to drive alone at night. She's been tested for 'deterrence' meaning no she's not going to launch herself in a flying 15' leap out of the car window in hot pursuit to take down a bad guy...but if someone ignores the look and gets close to my car she's got one heckuava an alert bark and stands her ground.
That's enough for me. Besides I really don't care 'too much' about my car it can be replaced but God forbid someone messes with my dog, LOL!
|09-02-2013 02:38 PM|
and maybe the poster doesn't need a 'man eating machine' Just having a nice dog t as lee said, started/good health/likes riding in a car and going to work with it's owner, can live with the family, can be just as much of a deterrent as a barking /snarling off the wall wacko
I certainly don't participate in sports anymore, but have always found my silent/watchers are much more intimidating to a stranger than ones that barked/looked the part.
Doesn't have to cost a gazillion bucks either
|09-02-2013 02:33 PM|
I disagree that a dog who does IPO sport will not meet the OPs needs....not ALL WL dogs are prey monsters and ball hookers! There ARE dogs who can do the sport, who can act as a deterrent as the OP has described for his needs....Most breeders do breed for sport....but not all!!! Personally, I have both types - the very sporty dogs who will do well scoring and the less sporty who can be worked and titled, but are as, if not much more suitable, for police type work. He does not want a PPD per se, but a dog that has some civil aggression, and IPO work will teach that dog control. A true PPD trained dog can be more of a liability given the OPs description of his needs.
I don't have a 2 year old bi-color though!
|09-02-2013 02:01 PM|
|Blitzkrieg1||Stefan's here . There goes the neighborhood.|
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