|08-26-2014 08:13 PM|
Apology accepted, all is well...
|08-24-2014 05:23 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 05:17 PM|
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 11:22 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 11:09 PM|
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.
|08-23-2014 10:53 PM|
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.
|08-23-2014 08:05 PM|
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 06:59 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 06:22 PM|
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 06:09 PM|
|VALIUM||Thank you moderators.!!!|
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