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08-26-2014 07:13 PM
Originally Posted by Gwenhwyfair View Post
No need to feel sorry.

After reading Jax's interpretation I understood my mistake and apologized above.

It was an honest mistake and I did not mean anything personal against *you*.

I hope you find a very nice shepherd, of any type, that suits your needs and desires.

Apology accepted, all is well...
08-24-2014 04:23 PM
Baillif I dont know of any breeders with working line turvs I would ever consider getting I just know there are good ones out there.
08-24-2014 04:17 PM
laurajeanb I have had Tervs and now I have GSD. I loved my Tervs, I really did. There are different types of Tervs....the trick is knowing who you're dealing with.

My female was extremely noise sensitive. She had a good amount of working drive though.
Awesome herding dog.
My male was quite sharp.
The girl was mostly American, the male was American lines.
I had an import female for a while that had no working ability whatsoever.

When I say working drive in reference to the Tervs, it's more like performance ability, not true working drive. I hope that makes sense. When I was heavily involved in Tervuren, they had the highest percentage of AKC titled dogs.

Denise Fenzi is breeding more of a working line Terv here in the US than anybody else. They come from Malinois though. Whoever said all prey was pretty correct.

If I were going to do AKC performance sports again, I would def consider getting another Terv. For Schutzhund, though, I'm sticking with the tried-and-true GSD. Also, it is so much easier living with a super stable GSD than any of the Tervs I've had. Except for the shedding....give me a Terv over a GSD any day in that regard!

I hope this helps!

08-24-2014 10:22 AM
Mikelia There are quite a few tervs that trial around here in obedience, agility and conformation. Not as many groens but a few. I kind of see them like shelties - they are very soft, sweet, one person, shy dogs. They work beautifully, but do not do well with stress. These are 'show bred' dogs so I couldn't tell you what a working line Belgian is like. I was at a show last weekend and some of the really nice performing obedience/agility dogs I know were in the conformation ring at it took a lot of management on the handlers part to keep the dogs steady while the judges examined them - very nervous dogs.
08-23-2014 10:09 PM
Gwenhwyfair No need to feel sorry.

After reading Jax's interpretation I understood my mistake and apologized above.

It was an honest mistake and I did not mean anything personal against *you*.

I hope you find a very nice shepherd, of any type, that suits your needs and desires.

Originally Posted by VALIUM View Post
Gwenhwyfair, I feel sorry for people like you, however I can ask whatever question I want to ask. It is none of your business. Mind your own business, I know gsd capabilities, and you aren't the one who is gonna lecture me. And you can't make any discrimination if I don't live in US or not. But fortunately I live and continue to live, suck it up. People ask many questions on here. Belgians are dogs that resemble gsd many ways, this why I brought this up. If you dont like the topic or even you hate, you just walk away, ah I see know it is really hard to see decent people who have dignity nowadays.
08-23-2014 09:53 PM
Gwenhwyfair I reread the original post, a couple more times and realize my misunderstanding, some of the wording and punctuation threw me off.

I thought the OP was saying GSDs can't compare to Belgian shepherds. I thought it was a put down of GSDs. I now realize that what the OP meant was for him/herself not as compared to GSDs in general.

It was this sentence that threw me off: "I hate to say this but if you compare them with your GSD."

For the record 'geez' is right because I really enjoy reading about other breeds. I sure would never intentionally tell someone coming here for advice on another breed to buzz off.

My apologies to the OP for the misunderstanding.

Originally Posted by Castlemaid View Post
Geez Gwen, since when can't people ask questions about other breeds of dogs here? I agree with Valium, not really your place to tell people what they can post or not post about.
08-23-2014 07:05 PM
wolfy dog I have know several Tervurens and Groenendaels; it is hit and miss. Check out the parents carefully to get an idea. Had a Mali in the past; never again, too intense.
I prefer the more laid back GSDs.
08-23-2014 05:59 PM
VALIUM Moriah as I read your post, i just saw my girl in yours. They are **** of character, aren't they?. So much personality to keep us on our toes all the time, they are ''King of Toys'' for sure.!!! kisses for Kami
08-23-2014 05:22 PM
Moriah [[/B]
Originally Posted by VALIUM View Post
Now I'm a minpin person lol.

My min pin doesn't know she's not as big as a German Shepherd! Have always liked your signature with "the evil minpin" My min pin girl is called Kami for "Kamikaze." Mine has a wicked sense of humor and soooo much personality. She has no sense of ever being in trouble for her antics. She looks at me as if to say, "Aren't I impressive?!"
08-23-2014 05:09 PM
VALIUM Thank you moderators.!!!
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