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|03-26-2014 09:28 AM|
I was specifically seeking a lower drive/energy dog. My male GSD is plenty energetic at 7 years old! Having another with his energy isn't appealing at this point. When the time comes that he is no longer with us, I am definitely interested in a WL GSD. Just one at a time is enough for me! My girl Sasha is much more moderate energy/drive wise. She will do long hikes and remains alert at home but is fine with just chilling at home. I really like energy levels of most Shiloh's I have met! A couple have been a bit too laid back for my taste, while a few have been pretty much on par with your average GSD. They are bred to be more suitable as a pet for the average home.
I'm going to meet the puppies tomorrow, almost 3 weeks old now. I have been waiting so long!
|03-24-2014 02:00 PM|
Shiloh Shepherds are beautiful looking dogs. I love the color of their eyes! I wanted to get a Shiloh before I got my boy 9 months ago, but from what I've heard they are not as 'driven' as a GSD. So I went ahead and got myself a PB GSD and ended up with a dog that can be qualified as a Shiloh, size wise at least.
TL;DR, if you want a high drive dog get a GSD. Don't go for dogs that are above the standard in size, unless you're confident in controlling them.
|03-20-2014 02:03 PM|
Originally Posted by Tattersail View Post
Originally Posted by RubyTuesday View Post
Not every GSD falls within the breed standard, sorry if my guy offends you! He's perfect in my eyes.
|03-20-2014 01:12 PM|
Makobytes, I don't see where anyone said anything remotely like that. Those that like the Shiloh's have acknowledged they're different from the GSD & that they appreciate the differences. There's nothing wrong with that.
Some GSD afficiandoes & breeders are taking GSDs in a 'Malinois' direction which I personally dislike. Avoiding those breeders isn't difficult much like avoiding those breeding SL, Shilohs, Kings or Pugs. I'm always glad to see those with Shilohs & Kings posting here b/c it's interesting to see how these relatively new breeds are evolving.
People with Beauceron's, Dutch Shepherds & Malinois also post here yet NEVER encounter opposition or hostility b/c they dare to sully an oh so sacred GSD board. Those with Kings & Shilohs deserve the same courtesy.
|03-20-2014 12:43 PM|
Originally Posted by Makobytes View Post
I'm glad you feel so high and mighty about GSD's, but like I said before, no one here is claiming "my dog is better than your dog" except you. Kind of ironic that you ask us not to come on here bashing GSD's but you feel entitled to bash the breed we've chosen and simply because you could, not because anyone has given any reason for your little rant.
|03-20-2014 12:40 AM|
The puppies are cute I wish you all the best. Since this is a German Shepherd Dog forum and the OP asked for comments let's get some things straight.The Shiloh, King shepherd, Old fashioned, and those advertising oversized GSD breeders rely on the success of the German Shepherd dog in order to legitimize their breeds. Every once in a while they will post on German Shepherd Dog sites in order to persuade those that don't know enough about the breed that they have corrected the problems with the breed and are taking the breed in the direction the founders would have if they still were around. The direction that they have chosen is in the opposite direction, with an inferior temperament and big structural problems in comparison to a GSD. Breeding oversized proves they do not care about the problems they create. German Shepherd Dogs also have more than enough stamina. Some of the Shilohs I have met were sweethearts but they are different from GSDs. Their structures are different from GSDs and not in a good way. Any breed should stand on it's own. Don't come on here telling me.you made a better German Shepherd because you haven't even come close.
|03-19-2014 10:37 PM|
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|03-19-2014 10:27 PM|
We got our little girl on Friday, and so far couldn't have asked for a better pup!.. 3 accidents in the house (our fault! She's not crate trained either... my fault again! lol) and sleeps through the night from 11-6 or 7am and if I'm lucky may nap a little longer after letting her out to do her business :P
|03-19-2014 10:01 PM|
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