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Forum: Choosing A Breeder   Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By wolfstraum
I have had very few people actually visit before...

I have had very few people actually visit before deciding to get a puppy....even some of the ones who are close.....I have shipped pups all over the US and I have made a few mistakes in placement -...
Forum: Basic Care   07-23-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By wolfstraum
wow - no wonder so many GSDs in shelters and...

wow - no wonder so many GSDs in shelters and dumped in CA!!!! $700 for a spay???

you might be better off going to Colorado and using that vet on Animal Planet!!!!!


Sorry I really can't be of...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff   07-22-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By wolfstraum
Look at her mom and dad.....that is what she will...

Look at her mom and dad.....that is what she will change to....most pups from black and red/tan parents are born most black, and then the black fades and they end up marked like the parents.


Lee
Forum: General Information   07-21-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By wolfstraum
z, zet, von and vom and von der and aus dem are...

z, zet, von and vom and von der and aus dem are all forms of

from, of or out of or from the

so

Nessel von haus Antervpa is just Nessel from house Antwerp -

Zidane von haus Sevens -...
Forum: General Information   07-21-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By wolfstraum
do NOT use the kennel name of any dog in the...

do NOT use the kennel name of any dog in the pedigree - those names belong to the breeders - if the person you got the pup from does not have a kennel name filled in, they you can make one up or use...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-19-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,909
Posted By wolfstraum
Holy HotDOG Batman!!!!!!!!!!!! Pups could...

Holy HotDOG Batman!!!!!!!!!!!!


Pups could be great or OMG scary.......


I would say for sport - for someone who knows what they are doing could be very challenging!!!!!!!!!!! For a...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-19-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,909
Posted By wolfstraum
the male has a fairly heavy duty pedigree...... ...

the male has a fairly heavy duty pedigree......


as Carmen says - not much else to say without the female combined....

I know some "busy-ness" - ie unable to settle down and relax, and some...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff   07-19-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By wolfstraum
To the OP - There is some seriously dangerous...

To the OP - There is some seriously dangerous advice on this thread!!!

A dog learns NOTHING with a head gear of any sort....they are horse equipment and meant to LEAD with....for control of...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-19-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By wolfstraum
While the bulk of this post is true...the red is...

While the bulk of this post is true...the red is a poor ending.....GSDs are NOT "DEFENSE BRED" dogs - they are herders, guardian and protective when bred correctly but should have the abilty to...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-19-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,909
Posted By wolfstraum
Some of us here study pedigrees - know what dogs...

Some of us here study pedigrees - know what dogs - especially those who were used for breeding alot - bring what characteristics.....we know the differences between show and working lines - we know...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-18-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,909
Posted By wolfstraum
Ahhhh - exactly what I said - breeding for money...

Ahhhh - exactly what I said - breeding for money wiht no knowledge....sad for the dogs produced who are high risk for temperament problems and subsequent disposal...


Lee
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-18-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,909
Posted By wolfstraum
Carmen said it much more nicely than what I was...

Carmen said it much more nicely than what I was thinking!!!!


Whoever has the female probably is not an experienced breeder.......her pedigree does not work well - and for someone knowledgeable...
Forum: In Loving Memory   07-18-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By wolfstraum
It seems that so many of our dogs either go this...

It seems that so many of our dogs either go this way or from DM.....I have lost 2 - and fear the inevitable with my nearly 13 year old......

My deepest sympathies - no matter how old, how young,...
Forum: General Information   07-17-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,679
Posted By wolfstraum
article track with Lucca....she does not like to...

article track with Lucca....she does not like to down on articles - hunt drive kicks in and does not want to stop....

starting send out with Lucca..... flys to teh ball and downs when told with...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees   07-14-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By wolfstraum
you can look them up on the pedigree database, or...

you can look them up on the pedigree database, or call AKC


You must have the registered names of the parents of teh puppy to get information.


Lee
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-14-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By wolfstraum
Actually - quite a few breeders will warranty...

Actually - quite a few breeders will warranty hips out of Europe - they send you a replacement puppy of their choice....of course - the three people I know who received replacement pups received...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-14-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By wolfstraum
Without the little :) or ;) it is quite often...

Without the little :) or ;) it is quite often hard to know by just words that sarcasm is intended!

:) :) :)

Thanks!



Lee
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-14-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By wolfstraum
Don't jump to conclusions. A well known...

Don't jump to conclusions.

A well known dog was bred quite heavily. I knew someone who got carriers out of each puppy tested....I also know that a breeder requested the test be done - at a...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-13-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By wolfstraum
HUH????????? I am sorry - I apparently am...

HUH?????????

I am sorry - I apparently am having problems expressing myself clearly!!!!

NO one said reputable breeders are getting BYB dogs for breeding stock.....certainly not me

What I...
Forum: Health Issues   07-13-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By wolfstraum
Basically, I would not do them until 12 months -...

Basically, I would not do them until 12 months - or even a bit later -elbows are not closed at this age.....

At 12 months, they can go to Germany for the 'a' stamp - if you ever want to Koer her,...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-13-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By wolfstraum
the biggest problem in this country is backyard...

the biggest problem in this country is backyard breeders who do NO health testing, no temperament testing - breed for money or out of ignorance and flood the market with puppies so people can buy...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-12-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By wolfstraum
You are taking what was said and making a...

You are taking what was said and making a judgement/conclusion that was not stated.

It is not a matter of whether it is desirable or not to breed carriers....it is a fact that there are dogs who...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-12-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By wolfstraum
Sure - just like a male!!!!! As long as the...

Sure - just like a male!!!!! As long as the female is solid, stable, outstanding in work ability and character and fit all my criteria - it does not matter to me if they are clear or carriers in...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-12-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By wolfstraum
Unknown - any one claiming numbers is speculating...

Unknown - any one claiming numbers is speculating - we have only been testing for what 5? 6 years???????


Lee
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-12-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,350
Posted By wolfstraum
No - only a 25% chance of the pup being a...

No - only a 25% chance of the pup being a carrier....there is a 50/50 chance of getting a gene from the sire who is a carrier - and that is only half of the equation.....

Each parent has 2 genes -...
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