|10-17-2013 08:29 AM|
I have heard if you train the working line correctly and practice calm time and training that involves waiting between actions that you can end up with a working line gsd that will be high energy but also will be able to relax a few times a day. (I speak under correction) as I have never owned one myself.
I have my eye on a black sable looking GSD that comes from a working line but I'm still very much looking around.
|10-16-2013 04:09 PM|
It's not really the same, but we got our GSD when our lab was a year old. They definitely had to be supervised all the time while the GSD was little, because the lab was still basically a giant puppy and played rough. It wasn't bad though. The puppy needed to be supervised anyway for house training, and she found small spaces to hide under to even out the play fighting lol! I think it will just take an adjustment period where they learn how to be around each other, and then they will probably be fine without supervision.
As to working vs show lines, I'd recommend visiting a local club and seeing working lines in person. They have a ton of energy and intensity! I know a couple at the club got their working line for health reasons, and they started doing SchH because the dog was going crazy before she had that outlet. Personally I love my show line She has more than enough energy to do all the outdoor things I love, but can also handle a day or two in if I'm not feeling well or something.
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|10-16-2013 03:34 PM|
Thanks for the reply!
Yeah i get what you mean.. Skin, bones and IG puppies in general are fragile i'm told.. Thats why im doing lots of research and trying to find the best advice.. Working out well so far!
I think making sure both come from a trustworthy breeder and have good backgrounds and upbringing they hopefully will be fine together.
Folks Rottweiler and Yorkshire Terrier are best of friends and the smaller dog is boss Although a working GSD may be way more energetic (to say the least).
|10-16-2013 03:28 PM|
Thats great to hear, I wont rush it but I am on the other hand looking very forward to getting a GSD, bad enough having to wait 7 months or so haha
I will make sure they are both well trained and always supervised so i think with time and care it will all work out well!
|10-16-2013 12:22 PM|
Congrats on the new house...you'll know when it's ok for a second pup. I have two GSD
My girl was only 7 months old when I brought home an additional pup --- 8 week old boy.
They need to learn to eggs long if they live in the same house.
Yes it was a ton of work in the beginning but they are inseparable...
Let them grow up together, Why not. I Love having two of them!
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|10-16-2013 11:27 AM|
|pets4life||i noticed gsd skin is very tough and thick but greyhound skin is very thin for a dog, you would have to match the 2 dogs of right personality I think. Like my dogs I would not bring a greyhound into my house shes too rough when she plays. But like people here have had them together so some gsd can go with them.|
|10-16-2013 08:19 AM|
What methods to you use to train your gsd and are the italian greyhounds easy to train? Not that anything is overly hard or easy to train but I general. Soon as she is trained I can start looking at getting my gsd 😋
|10-16-2013 02:40 AM|
LOL, my member name "dogfaeries" came about because of the IGs. When I went to the IG specialty in Ft Worth to pick up the puppy I was adopting from the IGCA, I had to go to the lure coursing field to get her. A lady I met there told me that her husband said Italian Greyhounds weren't like real dogs, they were like dog fairies. I loved it. And he was right. They are pretty magical little creatures.
I really miss that little fawn guy in the photos. He was quite the character!
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|10-15-2013 12:56 PM|
Most incredible pictures!!! Thanks so much for all the speedy replies! Makes it much easier making my decision. I know getting any breed is a lot of work and planning and by then I will be fully prepared. I think we will get the IG first and wait till she is fully trained. Once she is trained properly I will look into getting my male German Shepard 😁 cannot wait!!! Nice reading all the info on this forum, usually when googling questions you can find the craziest answers. I have had small and big dogs together all my life so i kind of know what to expect just get worried when the IG breeders warn us that they are very fragile for the first 1.5 years and then for the rest of their lives I suppose too.
Anyways. If anyone has anything additional to add, things to read and so on feel free to post replies. The more info I get in the next year the better prepared I will be!
|10-15-2013 10:05 AM|
|holland||those are just adorable pics|
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