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Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 02-10-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By cliffson1
In general I have found DDR to be very balanced...

In general I have found DDR to be very balanced and having good nerve. The newer lines not as much hardness/sharpness as years past, still good nerve. Many trainers today see balanced dogs as...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 02-05-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,449
Posted By cliffson1
The genetics of the two dogs are vastly...

The genetics of the two dogs are vastly different, so it might be logical that many traits are vastly different.
Forum: Police K-9 01-29-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,615
Posted By cliffson1
Jim, as you know I prepared a dog for a NJ dept...

Jim, as you know I prepared a dog for a NJ dept that has many apprehensions and finds and just got a big heroin bust last week in hidden compartment of car. I really had a lot of angst in letting...
Forum: Police K-9 01-28-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,615
Posted By cliffson1
Good looking dog Jim! I really like your...

Good looking dog Jim! I really like your approach to the issue. Trust and bond are so very important in LE work, and whatever tools you use( food, praise, toys, balls, love, etc) shows your...
Forum: Police K-9 01-28-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,615
Posted By cliffson1
Good looking dog Jim! I really like your...

Good looking dog Jim! I really like your approach to the issue. Trust and bond are so very important in LE work, and whatever tools you use( food, praise, toys, balls, love, etc) so your...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 01-23-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 704
Posted By cliffson1
Please listen to Strom, Jax, and Wolfstraums...

Please listen to Strom, Jax, and Wolfstraums .....they are giving you good advice. No training is better than bad training or inexperienced training. Work bite work with experienced people who can...
Forum: Critique My Dog 01-21-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By cliffson1
I like him, not a big coat fan, but I love the...

I like him, not a big coat fan, but I love the dog. As long as what's between the ears are in line with his structure you have a very nice dog!
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 01-16-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By cliffson1
I did not watch the video, SD, but having trained...

I did not watch the video, SD, but having trained for PSA, decoyed for PSA dogs, and prepared/trained others for PSA work, I know that most good PSA dogs require a very high level of strength and...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 01-16-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,568
Posted By cliffson1
Though Tom was a result of his training to some...

Though Tom was a result of his training to some degree, his progeny through Gringo/ Vito/ Bomber are so plentiful that a definite trend of traits exist. There is much more to this pedigree than Tom,...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 01-16-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By cliffson1
I've always felt that the opinion of what is...

I've always felt that the opinion of what is impressive must be in context to what you have experienced as opposed to seen. Though those two can be the same, more often than not they aren't thus the...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 01-16-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,568
Posted By cliffson1
If breeding for high end sport dogs is the...

If breeding for high end sport dogs is the intent, then I understand this breeding. But the balance I like to see in the breed is being compromised by tight linebreedings on sport genetics. Not a...
Forum: Breeding - General 01-11-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By cliffson1
Heed Wolfstraums advice, it is good advice!

Heed Wolfstraums advice, it is good advice!
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 12-31-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By cliffson1
I like her pedigree. I always prefer Hector to...

I like her pedigree. I always prefer Hector to Javir. I like Sid in dam line and also the dam outline with Ajax. The only small concern would be hip health through dam's motherline, but that seems to...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 12-30-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Posted By cliffson1
This is a very complex breeding in terms of...

This is a very complex breeding in terms of projecting. I have have dogs from all four quadrants of this breeding. On surface it appears to be a lot of active aggression through Boban, Piko,...
Forum: The Breed Standard 12-24-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,888
Posted By cliffson1
I think the purpose of standards and breed...

I think the purpose of standards and breed surveys is to provide a basis for folks, both knowledgable and unknowledgable, to see and breed for the best in the breed. When we get to the point that...
Forum: Breeding - General 12-23-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By cliffson1
It sounds like environmental/social deprivation...

It sounds like environmental/social deprivation is probably a bigger issue than the genetics. If so, a lot of it can be recovered if the dog has very strong genetics, but some remnants of the shyness...
Forum: The Breed Standard 12-23-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,888
Posted By cliffson1
I have always said that the biggest impediment to...

I have always said that the biggest impediment to the breed are conformation Judges. In Germany, though they are knowledgable of working temperament, they have sold out to the almighty " Euro" that...
Forum: The Breed Standard 12-22-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,888
Posted By cliffson1
Look folks, it is what it is. People are too...

Look folks, it is what it is. People are too vested in these dogs to change. In my classes, I explain that the German Shepherd is analogous to a pair of " Jeans". In the beginning this pant was a...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 12-10-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By cliffson1
In simple terms you increase the strength of the...

In simple terms you increase the strength of the dogs execution of command through increasingly harder distraction. As an example take the command "sit".
Most dogs will sit when commanded. But will...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 12-09-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By cliffson1
Thanks, I completely understand. It's like the...

Thanks, I completely understand. It's like the old days in terms of Sch protection, often the stronger dogs had lower scores because things became personal after physical contact.
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 12-09-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By cliffson1
Though I agree with what you were told, without...

Though I agree with what you were told, without the whole pedigree assessed it would be difficult to assess how, to what extent, and the depth of this " influence " they would exert.
Forum: Other Protection Sports 12-08-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By cliffson1
Jeremy, why the low score in protection?

Jeremy, why the low score in protection?
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 12-08-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By cliffson1
More and stronger foundation work n...

More and stronger foundation work n obedience....specifics can't be credibly given without seeing the dog and the relationship of handler/dog when in motion.
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 12-03-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,090
Posted By cliffson1
I'm a little confused, what about the PUPPY at...

I'm a little confused, what about the PUPPY at this point is giving you red flags? Also, do you realize that every puppy in Germany that has " papers" has parents that are Sch titled or Herding...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 11-23-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By cliffson1
Cody Alanex: sire is Atilia who was a very strong...

Cody Alanex: sire is Atilia who was a very strong dog with great nerve and strong character. Tough dog coming from Dargo and Grim on Sire outline. The motherline of Atilia goes through a daughter of...
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