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08-18-2014 09:50 PM
joneser
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Originally Posted by Jax08 View Post
Why let it bother you? .....

Who cares. So someone said something ignorant. I was in a hotel this weekend with women giving my Seger the hairy eyeball. I know he's a good boy. You can just stay right back there if you choose, ladies.
Agreed.

At a walking trail the other day I was working Jericho on down stays while the public passed by...kids, strollers, bikes, rollerbladers, etc.
I was verbally reinforcing stay when an older woman walked by and yelled "why don't you just let him have fun!"

One lady says that, another lady at the farmers market is afraid he'll eat her flowers and her purse because he sniffed towards her while we were in line. I really wanted to tell her dogs can smell evil spirits, but held back

Can't make everyone happy.
08-18-2014 09:16 PM
ugavet2012
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Originally Posted by daisyrunner View Post
I'm sorry I guess I was unclear about the vent. The vet commented the last time about how he had a good temperament because my pup was licking him and friendly towards him right after. he went right to the back with him again today (twice) and is friendly and loving towards everyone there. he was not showing fear or backing away. What I am venting about is how in one breath he told me how great he is and the next he is commenting on how he seemed nervous, despite what happened. Also, the "get him neutered before he becomes a territorial shepherd" comment.
Your dog had an ear infection, sounds like a fairly bad one, at 7 months old already that is due to allergies. That alone should stop you from considering to breed him. There are plenty of stud dogs out there who are healthy. You couldn't pay me enough money to get a puppy from a parent who has allergies, nothing to do with your dogs temperament or anything else, just going on that fact alone.
08-18-2014 08:47 PM
hunterisgreat
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Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
I don't trust all vets, but it says something about the breed if all the vets I've dealt with have something to say about the decline if quality GSD's out there. Across the board they all agree on that if nothing else.
I agree with that lol
08-18-2014 08:45 PM
SuperG You ask a great question and I believe the only way you will receive the (best) answer you are looking for is to go talk to the vet who said these things and got you thinking.

Simply ask for clarification of their comments. You paid them for their services and "advice"...so go to the source and make him/her explain the rationale behind their comments and observations.


SuperG
08-18-2014 08:38 PM
llombardo I don't trust all vets, but it says something about the breed if all the vets I've dealt with have something to say about the decline if quality GSD's out there. Across the board they all agree on that if nothing else.
08-18-2014 08:19 PM
hunterisgreat One vet wrote "caution!!" On my males record for no reason. Also strongly pushed for neutering. Vets can be like that. Current vet said he is his favorite dog, doesn't push for neutering, understands that a strong dominant dog has a place in the world and all dogs aren't meant to be everyone's indiscriminate friend

Switch vets. Let the current one know why
08-18-2014 07:45 PM
sparra
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Originally Posted by Jax08 View Post
My only thought to threads like this is...

Why let it bother you?

If you live with the dog and you know the dog, then what's the problem?

Vet offices smell funny. Many perfectly solid dogs are whiny at the vets. Especially a young dog!

Who cares. So someone said something ignorant. I was in a hotel this weekend with women giving my Seger the hairy eyeball. I know he's a good boy. You can just stay right back there if you choose, ladies.
Yup....
08-18-2014 04:55 PM
my boy diesel considering the plethora of gsds out there with sketchy and fearful temperaments i would not blame any vet for suggesting not breeding
they see them all day long i am sure
08-18-2014 04:52 PM
daisyrunner
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Originally Posted by Jax08 View Post
My only thought to threads like this is...

Why let it bother you?

If you live with the dog and you know the dog, then what's the problem?

Vet offices smell funny. Many perfectly solid dogs are whiny at the vets. Especially a young dog!

Who cares. So someone said something ignorant. I was in a hotel this weekend with women giving my Seger the hairy eyeball. I know he's a good boy. You can just stay right back there if you choose, ladies.
LOL! agreed. Our usual vet I like; didnt argue about keeping him intact. And your right; I know my pup. Thanks everyone for the input.
08-18-2014 04:39 PM
llombardo
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Originally Posted by daisyrunner View Post
I'm sorry I guess I was unclear about the vent. The vet commented the last time about how he had a good temperament because my pup was licking him and friendly towards him right after. he went right to the back with him again today (twice) and is friendly and loving towards everyone there. he was not showing fear or backing away. What I am venting about is how in one breath he told me how great he is and the next he is commenting on how he seemed nervous, despite what happened. Also, the "get him neutered before he becomes a territorial shepherd" comment.
You said that the dog was acting nervous and whiny on the second visit, which would mean he didn't bounce back from the bad experience. Not saying you can't change that, but the vet probably seen what you yourself said you saw.
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