|08-23-2013 11:47 AM|
Alexis - WGWL - medium drive, medium high thresholds for both prey and defense, super easy to live with, cuddly, very social, a dog most pet homes could easily handle. This is a dog that was easy to train, easy to live with, very biddable and wanting to please.
Vala -WGWL - she is the only dog I have that fits the stereotype. Very high prey drive though not so stupid that she would run off a cliff for a ball. Biddable, fairly easy to handle despite the drive. Possessive of toys. Medium threshold for defense. Easy dog to live with. Matured early.
Deja - WGWL with some old DDR and lots of backmassing on the Lierbergs - very high drive, not a dog for the faint of heart. Medium threshold for prey, high threshold for defense. Works almost entirely out of fight, a desire to control and over power. She wants to please, but really does believe I am wrong most of the time. Fairly easy to live with for me. Took a long time to show her drives and actually didn't start real bitework until she was 18 months. Desire to play with toys was created out of her love of the fight.
Donovan - Deja's brother - VERY slow to mature (this is due to the backmassing on the Lierbergs and has nothing to do with the small amount of DDR). Medium low threshold for prey, medium high threshold for defense. Social, wants to please, easy to live with.
Elena - WGWL - late maturing, medium drive, medium low threshold for defense, medium high threshold for prey (she has fairly low drive for toys). Very biddable, wants to please, easy to handle, works almost entirely out of aggression in bitework though has enough prey to channel into the sleeve. This is a dog that could easily fit into most pet homes. She is also cuddly, dog neutral and social.
All of these dogs work for me and want to engage with me and don't interact with me just because I have a toy or food.
This is why I don't like stereotypes. I have 5 mature dogs and only one fits the WGWL comments. I have more examples since I have owned a number of pure WGWL, mixes with DDR, mixes of DDR/Czech/WGWL and my first GSD that had working and old show.
|08-22-2013 07:10 PM|
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|08-22-2013 06:57 PM|
|08-22-2013 06:39 PM|
I don't know what lines my boy has, other than that he doesn't have a curved back. I would like to know what lines my boys personality represents.
VERY easy to train but will forget about a trick if we don't go over it very much
Very active, will keep going even if he is tired.
Loves walks, but will decided when he is done and start trying to get back to the house.
He's a BIG Velcro dog
And he has lots of prey drive, and not very much food drive.
Eager to please
Loves people and dogs unless they are strange men
Very curious, suspicious of everything.
So what lines would his personality describe? Working lines?
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|08-22-2013 06:16 PM|
Honestly, I have 3 working lines and one Malinois. The past month I was mainly on bedrest. At one point I was 2 weeks on bedrest where the dogs did not get any training or exercise at all.
On a couple of occassions a friend came by to exercise the Malinois. It took a whole week for her to become a bit antsy.
It is extremely easy to live with them. 90% of the day they were sleeping. They have a great off switch but once you take them out, they will explode energy wise.
I cannot relate to people that have to take their dogs running several miles a day and I have dogs that are as highly driven as it gets.
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|08-22-2013 06:10 PM|
|08-22-2013 06:03 PM|
|KZoppa||See and all I can hope for now is that I do get my cuddle bug boy instead of my brat banshee terror dog I have now!|
|08-22-2013 03:58 PM|
I suspect I vacillate more than I need to so that I have an excuse to keep looking at breeder websites. Puppy fever is an ongoing problem for me, and it is NOT helped by the fact that my cousin just brought home a new Super Awesome Agility Puppy (BC, naturally) or that a friend of a friend just pulled the trigger on an Ot Vitosha Malinois puppy.
Waaah, I'm the only person I know without a sport puppy, waaah, my life is so hard... so anyway, I have to live vicariously through you all for a while yet.
|08-22-2013 03:43 PM|
|08-22-2013 03:33 PM|
|Packen||My 2 are totally opposite to each other on the cuddle scale|
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