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Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) Today, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By wolfstraum
If you are that frustrated by the pup, and I can...

If you are that frustrated by the pup, and I can guarantee you the cat situation will not get better by itself or even with physical deterrent, it will escalate....I have had cats and GSDs together...
Forum: General Information Today, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 496
Posted By wolfstraum
Nope - not wrong at all......I had a Dane once,...

Nope - not wrong at all......I had a Dane once, when European dogs were not common and I did not like the way the ASLs were going....but other than that - GSDs the only dog for me....I have a friend...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,344
Posted By wolfstraum
1...people grow up.....half the thread is 2...

1...people grow up.....half the thread is 2 people bickering like grade schoolers.

To OP - The cat obsession is more of a concern than the house breaking. Crate - outside - when they potty -...
Forum: Health Issues Today, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By wolfstraum
I had a dog break off the top of the canine at 11...

I had a dog break off the top of the canine at 11 months or so.....did not need a root canal.....did a titanium cap that was secure all her life, and did protection work with her for over 8 years.
...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,237
Posted By wolfstraum
Staatsmacht has done well as he produces a high...

Staatsmacht has done well as he produces a high number of litters where he produceds dogs with extreme drive and temperament and in Germany these dogs are normally kennel dogs not pets. The...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,237
Posted By wolfstraum
Back to linebreeding!!! So many litters are...

Back to linebreeding!!!

So many litters are inadvertantly linebred.....people choose 2 dogs because they like them - own them - the dog is in their club - is owned by their trainer - is owned by a...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By wolfstraum
Unfortunately - professional also implies that...

Unfortunately - professional also implies that the person makes a living from it....and if you dig deeply into the breeders making a living totally off of dogs....many of them do not have the passion...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-28-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,904
Posted By wolfstraum
I left out "couple of" before dozen! Thanks...

I left out "couple of" before dozen!

Thanks Jane - there is a definite advantage to having trained and bred generations of a female family - I know Lisa is the same....


Lee
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-28-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,904
Posted By wolfstraum
I agree - it annoys me when someone breeds and...

I agree - it annoys me when someone breeds and breeds, but continues to buy trained dogs for themselves to trial and compete with...or gets a bunch of dogs and starts breeding without putting in a...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-27-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,904
Posted By wolfstraum
If you want to do a sport or activity - go with a...

If you want to do a sport or activity - go with a breeder who is PROVEN to be PRODUCING dogs that do the sport or activity!!!! Everyone with a website can spout rhetoric about what their dogs can...
Forum: The Senior Dog 05-27-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,141
Posted By wolfstraum
this is the hardest of all decisions to...

this is the hardest of all decisions to make.......we all struggle and struggle and second guess ourselves many times over....

If the parents of the child are not pushing and understand the...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-26-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By wolfstraum
there are some occassional working lines who are...

there are some occassional working lines who are black and red/tan .....but their structure is obviously different....and not usually the perfect black saddle .........again, when in doubt - look at...
Forum: Breeding - General 05-25-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,254
Posted By wolfstraum
Hmmm - I did not say I would only breed clear to...

Hmmm - I did not say I would only breed clear to clear.....and I did not say this was my top priority - it is a only ONE thing to check....I don't care how a dog tests if I don't like his nerves or...
Forum: The Breed Standard 05-25-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By wolfstraum
most people call this a black sable .......but...

most people call this a black sable .......but WAY too much red on him to really be a black sable....he is gorgeous for sure!

Lee
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-25-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By wolfstraum
Like I said - I have seen a few that worked...

Like I said - I have seen a few that worked decently - but again, it is a generalization....

Lee
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-25-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By wolfstraum
Kaimeju - yes - the prefix V - Excellent, SG -...

Kaimeju - yes - the prefix V - Excellent, SG - Very Good, or G - Good - is always cited before the name, titles afterwards....

IMO - from observations - the Sl genetically get some tracking...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-25-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By wolfstraum
OVerall a good chart - - but to 'split hairs'!!! ...

OVerall a good chart - - but to 'split hairs'!!! I do not agree with the labels at the top end....the "reputable" is more a professional breeder and some of the descriptions do not apply to many -...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-25-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By wolfstraum
training is training.....the character is the...

training is training.....the character is the same.....I know of showline dogs who are doing AKC obedience and agility and the people have the same issues....a general lack of resilience and dogs who...
Forum: Breeding - General 05-25-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,254
Posted By wolfstraum
Don't understand your first sentence??? The...

Don't understand your first sentence???

The problem is that if you throw out all the at risk dogs, you reduce the gene pool too much....that is potentially disastrous for so many other issues...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-25-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,311
Posted By wolfstraum
Very sorry to hear this....at the same...

Very sorry to hear this....at the same time.....MILD HD is NOT a death sentence and many dogs do fine with it when well managed. Surgery should only be done if you have a definitive diagnosis from...
Forum: Breeding - General 05-25-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,254
Posted By wolfstraum
It is too early in the testing cycle to really...

It is too early in the testing cycle to really know how accurate it is. But if we don't test, we will never know how reliable it is!! And every bit of knowledge you can find out about health and...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-25-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By wolfstraum
From watching alot of showline dogs being trained...

From watching alot of showline dogs being trained over the years - many of them have decent drives....particularly in tracking and aggression in protection....the obedience is usually the problem.
...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-25-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By wolfstraum
both the pedigrees are totally showlines. ...

both the pedigrees are totally showlines.

Yes - there are more and more working lines with V ratings.....still when you see a solid black or a well pigmented sable with a V in front - it is going...
Forum: Critique My Dog 05-25-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 841
Posted By wolfstraum
Much too substantial to be a Groendahl.....they...

Much too substantial to be a Groendahl.....they are much more slightly built - like a black Tuervean (sp?)......He definitely looks purebred

and an absolutely gorgeous dog as well!


Lee
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-25-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By wolfstraum
There is no way to officically "buy" titles, ...

There is no way to officically "buy" titles, there are so many showline dogs with titles that realistically did not do the training to earn them ~ it means that the dog did not actually earn the...
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