|09-06-2013 03:40 PM|
|Chip Blasiole||You really need to decide what you want in a dog and go out and see some dogs training. Again, the primary influence on the dog's temperament are going to be its parents, not whether it is Czech or DDR. Also, what specifically are your goals for the dog? Even then, pups are a crapshoot. You sound like you are concerned you might end up with too much dog for you to handle. That isn't likely unless you have some good connections to people with strong dogs and since you are green that isn't going to happen. You should be able to manage most any pup unless you don't do any self education on how to raise a pup with some drive and character.|
|09-06-2013 03:18 PM|
Masi in my avatar, love her to death
danger danger vom kleinen hain
|09-06-2013 02:43 PM|
He can just about pull my 250 pound husband to his knees when he is tracking because he is SO strong and LOVES it so much!
Our others were half Czech too. They all had similiarities, but ALL SO different! He wasn't "hard" to handle, we just have to manage him because he has so much exuberance for everything!
We LOVE the Czech or the Czech/German mix, and I think you will too especially since you do out door activities.
|09-06-2013 02:19 PM|
|09-06-2013 01:26 PM|
|09-06-2013 01:47 AM|
|volcano||My dog is Czech x Czech/DDR. Im a first time owner and we do great together. Im guessing shes medium drive? I hear about problems with high drive dogs and we dont have those. She does great at shutzhund prey work, and has alot of focus, things people say are distractions like group classes and dog parks actually make her focus on me more. Shwe has never met a person she didnt like, but if you tried walking into the backyard she would alert and bark like mad facing you with ears and tail up, and shes 9 months. The main bad thing she does is grab small items and take them into the backyard, she tears paper towels into shreds. She also gets along with all dogs, she doesnt shy away but greets with ears down/submission.|
|09-06-2013 01:37 AM|
Our boy’s Dam came over from Czechoslovakia and whelped here in the US. He is out of Navar Hronovsky Pramen CMKU (Pluto z Pohranicni Straze CMKU V Kami Hronovsky Pramen CMKU) and Brta Tomuv Sen CZR (Tom z Pohranicni CMKU V Daja z Hundorfu CMKU) So does this mean he is full Czech? Sorry, don't know much about bloodlines.
Anyway…. he is our 4th GSD and has the biggest, funniest personality out of all of them! This is a dog who loves life large and wants to experience EVERYTHING at full tilt! Tremendous drive when working, but able to just lay in the house too. But then he gets antsy and starts to “talk” and we have to go out and play Frisbee several times per day! Love kids, he is a “presenter” even if you’ve been gone only 15 minutes (LOL), not interested in making friends with strangers but doesn’t care if they pet him. Loves to climb up on our lap and bury his head under our arm! If any of “HIS” people come to the house, his antics to greet them are hysterical! He rides our jet ski with my husband at 35 mph, dock dives, tubes, loves to catch his chuck-it Frisbee in the air,and drools out the window when we pull up to the drive up at the bank where the tellers give him cookies ! I would have another one like him in a second!
Good luck in your search! There are some very qualified people here that can help you!
|09-05-2013 10:32 PM|
So I should look into getting a black, black sable or bicolor shepherd? Yeah 8 grand for a puppy is insane. I actually talked to that breeder and they said his dogs are pure ddr with frozen semen....
Also "generally" are czechs more high strung than ddr?
|09-05-2013 09:10 PM|
I hate when people say they have a pure ddr dog like it's something special. Although I'm sure there are dogs with strong influences to ddr genes but most dogs now days are all mixed. To me "pure" ddr is nothing more than a marketing ploy. I could show you a dog mixed with ddr Czech wg and tell you it's full ddr and you wouldn't even know the difference unless you had a pedigree and was well versed in the difference lines.
With that said, just go to a good breeder and tell them what you want. Within a litter there will be dogs that are super high drive and others who would be good family pets. Mine is mostly Czech with some ddr and west german mixed in. He is medium drive and settles in the house well. Absolutely fearless and high threshold. You said your older dogs weren't intimidating because they were show lines? Are you expecting your czech/ddr dog to rip a robbers heart out? Get anything working line and a dark mostly black german Shepherd should be enough to scare away anyone. If a robber sees a barking german Shepherd and still comes in, you got bigger worries and no dog trained in protection is going to be a match for a gun. Stop worrying about the lines and just go to a good breeder. Btw I wouldn't pay 8 grand for a dog. That's insane!
|09-05-2013 09:08 PM|
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