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|03-15-2014 12:39 PM|
|Rexy||Some show lines do have strong defence drive where defence hasn't been bred out of the line to the degree that it has in some working lines bred for extreme prey (sporting) drive. Show line dogs capable of protection are generally on the sharp side and over reactive which limits their user in protection roles.|
|03-10-2014 09:03 PM|
|Blitzkrieg1||Keep us updated on your puppy and how he develops.|
|03-10-2014 07:44 PM|
Originally Posted by LoveEcho View Post
True! but picturing this made me laugh.
|03-10-2014 07:33 PM|
Wow thanks guys! You all gave me more information Than I expected to get. I loved all of your posts. Im so glad to hear that SL gsd's can be just as good as WL.
love you all
|03-10-2014 07:32 PM|
|Liesje||No kidding, people use to cross the street when they saw Kenya.....Kenya was 21" tall, 50lbs, not heavy-boned. Other than the pointy ears and black muzzle she's probably the most UNintimidating looking GSD ever! But most of the general public knows a GSD when they see one.|
|03-10-2014 05:38 PM|
Originally Posted by onyx'girl View Post
|03-10-2014 04:41 PM|
Originally Posted by lhczth View Post
|03-10-2014 04:27 PM|
Originally Posted by Liesje View Post
If it ever gets to a point where a dog needs to do more than be a deterrent, the kind of dog required to be effective is not at all easy to come by...from any lines.
|03-10-2014 03:27 PM|
|Liesje||Thanks, LoveEcho. I really have nothing against weapons, I just don't care about them one way or the other. Like I said, the main issue with using one if I were to get into them is that I spend 9+ hours a day, 5 days a week (and often return evenings and weekends to train) on a campus where I'd never be able to carry a weapon, so for the majority of my waking life it would not be a reliable form of protection. I've thankfully never been in a position where a weapon would have helped or been necessary, and in contrast I have been shot at twice (one intentional, one a mistake that was very near deadly and had to involve the state police from two different states). So, anecdotally speaking, my dog has always been the more appropriate and effective form of protection. Ideally, I think both are best, I've just chosen not to have the responsibility of owning and learning to properly use a weapon.|
|03-10-2014 02:59 PM|
Anecdotal story: Last summer, the dog and I were running down a country highway as usual. Big open fields on either side, there is a pass to the south, so high ridges on either side = lots of wild life. Suspicious truck decides to slow down as it passes us, then turn around, pass again going opposite direction. Tinted windows so I can't see who's driving, but to be stereotypical, it's a big, lifted black dodge with giant tires, so I'm guessing it's not a chick who wants to ask me about my running tights.
Truck turns around again, goes by me slowly, then pulls off the road about 100 ft ahead, blocking my passing. I see the passenger door open. Rocket gets alert, but the movement of the door spooks a bunch of deer up from the meadow there, just beyond the truck (behind them, from our POV). They start bounding away, so Rocket starts this high prance, head high, tail out and up, and a big WOOF. It's almost dusk, the dudes don't see the deer. That door shut fast and the truck basically spun out and raced down the highway.
*shrug* I'll take it. I've been shooting since I was 8 years old, I own a 10 gauge, a Winchester .30-30 my dad gave me, and a S&W .45. I'd go target shooting with anyone here. I suppose I could get a thigh strap to carry it running, but I prefer the dog.
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