|11-05-2013 10:00 PM|
|huntergreen||heidi, i don't know half of what some people on this forum know. i will tell you my last gsd was the wrong dog for us. luckily my girls ran in hs and drained a lot of energy. training her was quit different than i was used to. she was hungarian and czeck. very high energy, very intense at everything she did. she was a working dog 100% of the time. it worked out, but it was a family effort. my point is you can get a gsd that will fit from the start. learn the different flavors available and get the one that suits you. having had gsd all my life, i thought i knew what i was getting and was wrong. it all worked out and i wouldn't have changed a thing, but not all will have the help i had. please take your time. the wrong gsd can be a nightmare.|
|11-05-2013 07:21 PM|
I want to know what a Czech DDR line looks like...
|11-05-2013 07:00 PM|
|JakodaCD OA||Heidi, I think what some are asking is, what ARE you looking for in a dog???|
|11-05-2013 06:57 PM|
|HeidiGS||I hope this answers your question, the first litter i.e showline litter was the litter that had the type of dogs that my mother was preferring, but she left it up to me on what puppy. The current breeding, for example is what I am wanting in a dog. If I wasn't clear there then I don't know what to say.|
|11-04-2013 11:13 PM|
HeidiGS, my question to you is this.
You picked this particular breeding because you thought it would produce a puppy that fit what you wanted. Now that the breeding is going to be different, bringing in VERY different traits from the male, how can it still be a litter that fits what you want?
I know you like this breeder. But it has to be more about the breeding than the breeder sometimes. I have a hard time believing that the change in breeding is not going to affect the outcome.
I talk to a lot if people in my line if work, vet tech, about choosing dogs that fit for their life. It always boggles my mind when someone talks to me about trying to decide between two breeds,ie German Shepherd vs Bassett Hound. Huh??? They could not be more different. What is it that YOU really want and need in a dog??? Because those dogs bring very different things to the table.
That's what this change seems like to me. I encourage you to really try to understand and articulate what you are looking for in a dog and find a planned breeding that will fit that. Don't get caught up with sticking with one breeder. Especially since she thought a Showline male would best compliment a female then switched it to a VERY different type of dog.
Wish you the best, but encourage you to slow down and make a calm educated decision.
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|11-04-2013 10:17 PM|
|boomer11||lol you are incredibly naive. i bet she could tell you her dog can speak italian and you'd believe her.|
|11-04-2013 09:56 PM|
|HeidiGS||Okay...... You guys probably think I'm on the hunt for criticism, but apparently the showline dog the breeder chose as a stud wasn't a good fit for the female who is NOT over the top. she instead decided to breed her own dogs. The litter will be primarily Czech DDR lines. That's all I know, but if you have a specific question feel free to PM me.|
|10-27-2013 09:21 PM|
If the breeder is working with working lines, high energy kind of comes with the territory, and if the breeder doesn't want a high-energy litter, why is she breeding this particular bitch? It's sort of confusing, wish the breeder were here so she could explain her goals.
I agree with the others--keep looking.
|10-27-2013 02:33 PM|
|HeidiGS||Thanks for all the advice, I'm worried, but don't get me wrong. I'm looking forward to it!|
|10-26-2013 07:43 PM|
Lucy Dog you hit the nail on the head ! All those reasons.
Heidi , the breeder may know the individual dog(S) but she may not know the lines .
Good luck .
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