|10-06-2013 11:58 AM|
|holland||He is very serious and he does expect you to be committed and after training with him for awhile you might be-he has no sense of humor-none zero zilch-does he have good dogs probably-would I get one from him -never-when he fired us Rorie jumped straight up in the air-I took that as a sign-Rorie's breeder however had him title her male-Ulf is not my cup of tea...|
|10-06-2013 08:25 AM|
|Courtney||I think there a few people on the board that worked with Ulf. That would be very exciting. I heard he's very serious & doesn't take you on unless you are absolutely committed.|
|10-06-2013 12:44 AM|
Don't know a darned thing about ASL, but I know good dogs. See this man.
Truly pasture raised lambs. White Clover Sheep Farm
|10-04-2013 08:48 PM|
At the same time, on a trial field, or even practicing for a trial you know that the dogs have been trained "about" the same amount of time. They've all been worked towards the same goal. It's not a family pet which might or might not have gotten training. Or it might be a dog that was trained in a way that made it "soft" or killed its drive. Its very hard to know what caused a dog to act in one way or another, or if a little bit of training could fix a certain issue you might be seeing.
|10-04-2013 07:00 PM|
|HeidiGS||Your probably right. I've been around WGSLs and WLs in the real world, but never an ASL.|
|10-04-2013 06:34 PM|
Do you know what a soft/hard dog is? Trust me...the last thing you want is a soft dog. I don't even know if a soft dog is what you want for herding.
I hate doing this...lumping dogs together into the ASL/WGSL/WL categories but here goes. You shouldn't look for a soft temperament. No breeder SHOULD breed a soft temperament. I don't consider ASLs to have soft temperaments. I really think it depends on the breeding, but overall I don't see ASLs having softer temperaments.
What do you want to do with this dog? How well of a trainer are you (how much experience)? I personally believe its much harder to train a soft dog than a hard dog. You have to be so careful with a soft dog that I wouldn't even know what to do. There are dogs out there where if you raise your voice they shut down, or you give a slight collar correction and they shut down. Is that what you want?
I think what you're talking about is just a lower energy/lower drive dog.
|10-04-2013 06:25 PM|
|HeidiGS||I would consider a soft dog a dog with less protective instincts and possibly a lower energy level. Hope that answers your question.|
|10-04-2013 02:41 PM|
|Andaka||What do you consider soft?|
|10-03-2013 08:09 PM|
|10-03-2013 07:48 PM|
We have a herding club. Just started in August and training in A, B and C course with sheep as well as having ducks available.
Several breeders in the club of GSDs as well as other breeds.
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