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01-21-2014 12:58 PM
coulter Hey guys here is a link to a video of Solo. The dog whose pedigree this is.

Rossburg - Solo z Agiru Bohemia - YouTube

I love the bite work
01-21-2014 08:49 AM
cliffson1 The genetics are West German Showline, the mother has a Czech working title. I find that very encouraging because the folks in Czech Republic in show circles have somewhat different priorities than Germany. No midnight trials, and strong emphasis on good working traits. Nothing is guarantee, but I would be surprised if mother isn't a good sound dog....good luck.
01-20-2014 04:22 PM
Liesje Yes a GSD from any of the major types can fit what you need, it will depend more on the individual dogs and pedigrees but if you like the breeder, they should be able to help you select the right puppy.
01-20-2014 03:52 PM
coulter I mostly want this pup as a companion. Like my current Gsd, she goes everywhere with me, to work daily or just down the street to hiking a 14er and backpacking in the summer. So my new male pup will do the same. So I wanted to throw out this pedigree to make sure no one saw any red flags that I'm not able to recognize. Obviously from my desires I don't "need" a dog from a special pedigree. Just wanted to make sure this is a well rounded pup to do the things I want from him. I just always appreciate the help and opinions from people who know more than I do. So being a wgsl doesn't mean he won't work with my lifestyle right? I'm sure most dogs wether they are showline or work line, will be happy doing what I do. Correct me if I'm wrong
01-20-2014 03:35 PM
crackem sure people use people that "know" the dogs to assess them across the country or the ocean. That's different from looking at a pedigree and deciding on a dog. I would use someone I trusted to evaluate a dog for me. I would never use someone I trusted to evaluate a pedigree for me and base a decision off that.

But I come across a lot of people that buy based on pedigree. Worse yet, when the puppy grows up into a dog that doesn't do anything, they then breed it based on that pedigree because "it has a lot of good stuff" in there. not surprisingly the litters never amount to much either.
01-20-2014 03:32 PM
Liesje "Special" depends on your point of view...what are your goals for the dog? Assuming your puppy doesn't have any major faults and fits the standard (or your interpretation) at 8 weeks, it could probably be a successful show dog in SV style shows since that is what this pedigree is bred for.

The thing with the WGSL pedigrees is that the more "special" the dog (assuming we're talking about VA ratings or high-V placements at the BSZS), the more times he is being bred. So Vegas is 2X VA1 at the BSZS but has hundreds, thousands of progeny already.
01-20-2014 03:14 PM
Originally Posted by Magwart View Post
Lee, it may not get said often enough by others who read your posts: your explanations of pedigrees are always so clear and educational. The knowledge you contribute not just to answer questions, but also to educate in a direct and forthright way about breeding practices, is tremendously helpful
01-20-2014 02:39 PM
RubyTuesday In a certain sense that is 'looking at the pedigree', in the fur actually. And yes, I'd agree that when possible, it's an excellent idea. People looking to import a dog/pup or buying from across the country might not have that luxury. In those cases conversing with others who are intimately acquainted with the dogs & the extended families would be a good idea. As much as the dog world talks I'd think this is commonly done even if it's not formally planned for.
01-20-2014 02:32 PM
Magwart Lee, it may not get said often enough by others who read your posts: your explanations of pedigrees are always so clear and educational. The knowledge you contribute not just to answer questions, but also to educate in a direct and forthright way about breeding practices, is tremendously helpful
01-20-2014 02:28 PM
crackem yes there is show me the dog, parents and their siblings, prior litters etc. Never have I gotten a dog where I didn't intimately know a few of the dogs in the pedigree.

Subsequently, I have never been disappointed in a dog or puppy I've had. Looking at pedigrees to buy dogs? good luck. Lots of pedigree experts, talking pedigrees and making excuses. Show me the dog, we'd have better quality out there if more thought the same.
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