|10-21-2013 01:53 AM|
My girl is 1/2 Czech, 1/4 DDR and 1/4 WGWL and she is awesome! She is quite high drive, a bit civil/sharp in the work, but super social, super-de-duper intense all the time in everything she does, but settles well in the house. Great "take anywhere" dog, and is always up for anything.
She trains in a bunch of venues; schH, competitive obedience (UKC, CKC stuff), lure coursing, dock diving and currently is actively training in herding cattle.
I could not be happier with her. I tend to like the Czech lines but do have to admit to loving my "mixed" girl.
|10-21-2013 01:06 AM|
|10-19-2013 01:28 AM|
best depends on your training whether it's a WL or SL.
|10-19-2013 12:21 AM|
|10-18-2013 10:47 PM|
|J and J M||Thank you for the personal experiences and comments. These past few have been quite helpful and really appritated.|
|10-18-2013 10:17 PM|
I've got a ddr puppy right now. Great pup. I consider him a very solid medium drive dog. When the ball comes out, he's all business. Absolute maniac for it. Same goes for the clicker and a bag of treats. Best eye contact i've ever had from a dog. Loves to train and learn. He'd be too much for the average one walk a day pet home, but for GSD people that know the breed, he's medium drive.
I think the whole "slower to mature" thing has to do with schutzhund and bitework than just being an immature dog. The schutzhund people can probably better explain this though.
For an active pet home, he's great. I actually find him to be very mature for being just 6 months old. Well mannered, listens, friendly with everyone, not reactive at all, learns fast, active, had maybe 3 accidents in the house since he's been with me and they were all my fault, great off leash, and a nice off switch when inside, but does need his outdoor time. He's sitting in the corner right now chewing on one of his toys while I'm typing this and watching the game on tv. Hasn't made a peep in a couple hours.
|10-18-2013 10:16 PM|
Slow to mature and really intense are extremely subjective. If you've had American GSD your whole life, than my 3 year old boy is EXTREMELY slow to mature compared to those things. He still acts like a 6 month old puppy, scratch that, I've seen 6 month old puppies act much calmer than him. He's extremely intense compared to American dogs. And in fact, he's probably perfectly in the middle on the "drive" scale when it comes to working dogs.
Like its been said, each litter will run the gamut. You'll have dogs that might be more suited for K9 or SAR work, or maybe set to become Schutzhund world champions in the hands of the right person. And you'll have perfectly good pets that are Schutzhund capable, would have a really fun time doing it, but can also not do it and be really happy playing fetch within a family.
|10-18-2013 10:11 PM|
Main thing, imho, is look for an experienced breeder (not a breeder that has a gazillion litters at a time) that focuses on health - ask, and temperament ( dam and sire probably with working titles). Ask for references - where are previous pups and can you call/email them?
|10-18-2013 10:07 PM|
|J and J M||I was actually wondering about things I've heard like the DDR mature slowly or the Czech lines are really intense. I have been getting out and talking to people but I bought I would ask here also because no one can talk to as many people as there are members here ( 53136). I have had German shepherds for 30 years just never a working line. I personal experiences.|
|10-18-2013 10:02 PM|
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