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03-23-2014 07:03 PM
Curtis
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LOL I'll never forget the winter when he was like 1 1/2, Morgan was 8 and there were huge snowbanks. Otto would just bullrush up the top of a snowbank expecting Morgan and I were right behind him.

Meanwhile Morgan's headed for the path she found as the way to lead the party around the snowbank through a well packed path and I'm in the middle with my arms going in opposite directions.
This gave me a good chuckle.

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03-23-2014 06:29 PM
SunCzarina Luther was rich bi-colored, his markings were like a rottweiler with a pointy head and pointy ears. No idea what his parents looked like. We had a neighborhood dog who was also rich bi colored but wasn't DDR, they were nearly identical except Sergie had a much longer muzzle.

Otto's parents were both blanket backed black and reds. Both grandsires were black, granddams were red sable and the parents looked very much alike. Otto doesn't look like any of them, he ended up with a reverse mask like his great grandfather Lord vom Gleisdreieck. Many of Otto's siblings from his sire look like Lord.

Otto's also got this crazy red and silver bitch stripe.


Very rich deep color and he's so soft. Luther was soft and fluffy too in the winter. Not like my female who's sleek but not fluffy.

Head shot - please excuse that he's kinda pudgy here, I messed up my neck bad in the fall and couldn't walk him his usual 2 or 3 miles a day but we're back and working on that pudge! Mercy I hope it doesn't convert to muscle, he's strong enough already...

03-23-2014 03:53 PM
glowingtoadfly As far as the differences between east and west go, both my dogs are a mixture of east and west working lines and Skadi has that touch of Czech to keep things, um, interesting, so I am not sure which traits are coming from where. It is interesting to hear the viewpoints of an experienced owner on the matter.
03-23-2014 03:50 PM
HarleyTheGSD I've noticed that many of the DDR dogs I've seen have a dark coat; dark sable, blanket back, bi-color. Of course this isn't true for all DDR dogs, I've just seen a lot of it.

It may not mean much, considering he's DDR/West German show line cross, but his sire is pure DDR and the dam's pedigree
also has some DDR dogs.
Varick is very intelligent. He can open the storm door by jumping up and "grabbing" the knob with his paws and pulling it open.
03-23-2014 03:46 PM
SunCzarina Otto's nickname is the Mookie Monster but he's brilliant. Took a while for him to learn that nobody has his athletic prowess and that he needs to be considerate!

LOL I'll never forget the winter when he was like 1 1/2, Morgan was 8 and there were huge snowbanks. Otto would just bullrush up the top of a snowbank expecting Morgan and I were right behind him.

Meanwhile Morgan's headed for the path she found as the way to lead the party around the snowbank through a well packed path and I'm in the middle with my arms going in opposite directions.
03-23-2014 03:33 PM
glowingtoadfly
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Yeah, I call it spinning but Otto finally learned about 3 1/2 maybe 4 that I do not like to be tied up in the leash! He learned young how to completely disable the prong collar by spinning the leash around his head....
The brains of these dogs never cease to amaze me.
03-23-2014 03:24 PM
SunCzarina
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Grim will actually circle me on walks, he seems to be patrolling my perimeter for threats.
Yeah, I call it spinning but Otto finally learned about 3 1/2 maybe 4 that I do not like to be tied up in the leash! He learned young how to completely disable the prong collar by spinning the leash around his head....
03-23-2014 12:29 PM
glowingtoadfly
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Otto's 100% DDR and he's always been an intense dog. I found my west german dogs were more jack of all trade, master of none. More true to the intent of the breed as an utility dog. Opposed to the DDRs who were masters of protection and chasing the shpoo out of anything that moved - especially a ball.

eh, DM, I lost Morgan to that. The science hasn't been perfected yet. The DNA test to say they have the markers for it can't tell you if the dog is affected by it. It's a horrible heartbreaking disease but there was just a thread a couple days ago about an 8 year old named Princess who was going to be participating in some new research. I'm hopeful.
Grim will actually circle me on walks, he seems to be patrolling my perimeter for threats.
03-22-2014 10:27 PM
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03-22-2014 09:18 PM
Lucy Dog
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What is DM?
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