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12-22-2012 10:49 AM
Zisso I have one of each.

Zisso is laid back, loving, great snuggler, tender, sweet and silly. But, he is also very timid at times...he is scared of brooms and loud booms, and anything unknown basically. 99% of the time he is fine...just don't make him mind!

Nadia is Bold. Pushy. Demanding. Hyper as heck. She paces, and traces every step I take, but making friends is not easy. She is uneasy meeting new people and will nip if they try to pet her. But once she accepts some one, they are hers forever. There is no denying, she has a big heart, but you have to pretty darn special to weasel your way into it. After living with my brother for 5 months now she still doesn't trust him. Yet my dad is her newest love and she swoons over him when he visits.
12-22-2012 10:24 AM
Doc For a historical point, coats were longer in the Swabian/Wurttember region because of the harsh winters. These bloodlines were also "laid backed" compared to the Thuringer lines. Is there a link to coats and temperament? If both parents are predominately made up of Swabian bloodlines, perhaps.
12-22-2012 09:43 AM
Questforfire Nope, not in my experience anyway. I currently have two coaties and a WL. The WL has by far the more stable tempermanent, strong nerve and sociable temperament. He also had buckets of drive.

My old coatie, who is now 11 years, is a sweetie with the family but with strangers and other dogs is just like gagsd's Cora - a grumpy old witch sums her up perfectly We love her though

My younger coatie, who is a 4 year old WGSL, is a fabulous tracking dog, but is a bully to other dogs and has an overly sensitive nature. He, again, is a sweetie with the family, but isn't what I would call laid back
12-22-2012 08:56 AM
Sunflowers If that is true, then Hans is a short haired long coat
12-22-2012 08:51 AM
gagsd Here is Cora: Pecora Vom Enckhausen

and The Fox: Kiokee's Firefox
12-22-2012 04:05 AM
Carriesue I don't have my pup in the database yet but here is his sires,

V Ford Helena Golden Haus

This is his dams littermate with the exact same pedigree,

Yerick vom Grunenfeld
12-22-2012 02:06 AM
Cassidy's Mom
Originally Posted by gagsd View Post
It would be interesting for everyone on this thread to post pedigrees. I would venture to guess the pedigree would be more telling than anything.
I can do that!

Dena: Dena V TeMar

Keefer: Lakota V TeMar

Halo: Halo von Rokanhaus
12-22-2012 12:20 AM
wolfy dog Several breeders I asked this ,as I had noticed it too over the years.
12-22-2012 12:01 AM
Carriesue Granted my pup is only 4 months old but so far his temperament has been amazing. He loves people and dogs, he will greet people like my golden does though I expect that could change as he matures. He's especially sweet and gentle with kids which surprises me because we don't have kids but he's met a lot of little kids in the two months we've had him.

He is a bit of a monster when it comes to my cats but that is improving lol. What's weird too is that I was prepared for him to be this horrible mouther but he is not landsharkey AT ALL! He will either just lick my hand or just hold it gently. He is also extremely laid back even for a puppy, he loves being active of course but he'll settle right down in the house.

I had a really rough time dealing with my breeder but I'd recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat! She's been at this for over 3 decades and well, the proof is in the pudding. He is a mix of German showline and working lines.

Also I have a golden poodle and well, I'm not sure anything could be much more of a pain in the arse then one of those as far as grooming goes. :P So I'm not too put off with coat maintenance.
12-21-2012 11:37 PM
gagsd My puppy's breeder and I talk often. She kept three of the litter. My coated puppy sounds like the worst out of the bunch (said with love ).
I just do not believe that coat and sweetness/easy temperament go together.

It would be interesting for everyone on this thread to post pedigrees. I would venture to guess the pedigree would be more telling than anything.
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