|03-14-2014 09:46 AM|
Congrats to you Drew, you are lucky!
Before I started breeding mostly with DDR bloodlines, I was going to breed white GSD's, I researched Braehead years back and even saw the breeder at quite a few obedience shows.
If I ever would want to get a White shepherd it would be from Braehead,
I know a lady that is into flyball and she has a couple of their dogs.
I just think it's too bad they have to be considered White Shepherds, and can't mingle with the German shepherds, they have just as many health problems (maybe even less than most GSD"s)
Reputable breeders love their dogs and take the time to make improvements on their bloodlines, and the health/training of their breeding stock, that's all I have ever noticed about Braehead.
“No good dog can be a bad colour”
- Capt. Max von Stephanitz, considered to be the father of the German Shepherd Dog breed, and president of the Verein fur deutsche Schaferhunde 1923.
|03-07-2014 04:43 PM|
|12-19-2013 08:41 AM|
|Kayos and Havoc||
I really like the Braehead dogs. From what I see of the website, these are very nice dogs.
I have had a white in the past and Wolfie was a great dog. I would have another.
I have seen many whites doing obedience, agility, tracking, herding, etc. I have even seen a few doing SchH.
Many years ago the white breeders were breeding for color until they realized they were losing working ability and drive. There has since been an upswing in breeding for a total dog not just a white dog.
Looking forward to seeing pictures of your new pup!
|12-19-2013 08:03 AM|
|Okin||I think there are a lot of misconceptions with White Shepherds. It is not the same as a lot of other white breeds of dogs or other animals where it is an issue with the animal that is causing it to be white that is exploited. It is not albinism like in some breeds and other animals. It is a genetic trait. There are clubs that allow them to be shown as White German Shepherds and some call them Berger Blanc Suisse which has its own classification. It is strange that a dog with identical heritage can be considered a different breed because of a color but there seems to be a lot of politics in dog clubs. Apparently even if two AKC GSD's have a White offspring some people would consider it not a GSD and a Berger Blanc Suisse.|
|12-19-2013 02:53 AM|
LoL. White Shepherds can be lower drive, but so can Black and Tans. My White has the same drives if not more than his Black and Tan counterparts that we work along with.
As for the apartment, if they are willing to put in the work to go outside on a regular basis, find a safe area where they can chuck a ball and the dog can run about happily, and are willing to put in the training, a GSD should be fine. I kept a GSD puppy happy in a 900 sq.ft duplex with the backyard the size of one of my bedrooms. We just went on tons of walks and found nice, safe places to play and let him burn off the energy.
|12-18-2013 11:52 PM|
|Whiteshepherds||Love my Braehead dogs!|
|12-17-2013 05:06 PM|
|katieliz||Nope Drew, can't even leave 'me out alone as an adult. Know what bundlers are? BIG business. Can't leave 'em alone in a car anymore. Practically can't let 'em out of your sight. Always was kind of a problem, now with the terrible economy it's a HUGE problem. Used to be only in certain areas, now they're everywhere. Can you just imagine having your dog suddenly gone and never knowing where...but knowing it was nowhere good...PLEASE share this info with your friends.|
|12-17-2013 03:45 PM|
|mego||Having raised my dog in an apartment, I have nothing against suggesting it to other people too. Just have to go on a lot more walks than most people do because it's hard to tire a dog out when you cant just hop outside and let them romp.|
|12-17-2013 03:41 PM|
|Drew Orleans||Think they were concerned with later in the dogs life.|
|12-17-2013 03:40 PM|
|katieliz||Anyone who leaves a puppy out in their yard while they're away at work does not understand the danger of doing that.|
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