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Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-28-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
"To reach this goal, the breed Standard of the...

"To reach this goal, the breed Standard of the German Shepherd Dog was determined, with reference both to the bodily construction as well as to the essential nature and character traits."

German...
Forum: Genetic Issues 07-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By qbchottu
Color in the GSD operates on simple dominant...

Color in the GSD operates on simple dominant recessive genetics. It is not polygenic like hips or temperament.

In order of dominance: Sable, Black and red, Bicolor, Black

Sable trumps all so...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
Anyway - I have pups to look after and dogs to...

Anyway - I have pups to look after and dogs to work. Hope there are some out there that can appreciate the information contained herein.

Rocketdog, Sunflowers, Courtney, MrsP, and glowingtoadfly...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
You must be quite young as you have very concrete...

You must be quite young as you have very concrete thinking. A problem I sometimes have with my pediatric patients! They tend to take everything quite literally as they have not yet developed the...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
It's not just you!!! My WL do not like others to...

It's not just you!!! My WL do not like others to handle them - I do the bulk of holding, and handling - even at the vet
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
My girl did fine - her obedience was lackluster,...

My girl did fine - her obedience was lackluster, but I expected this :)

Oh one more thing to add - my working dogs spend a lot more time injured and on crate rest. They have such drive that there...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
On the contrary - I don't enjoy showing my...

On the contrary - I don't enjoy showing my working dogs for the most part. They vocalize constantly, tend to lumber along like clumsy Clydesdales, have little refinement in the ring, and are harder...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
Working both is enjoyable to me. The key is to...

Working both is enjoyable to me. The key is to realize the differences and appreciate them for what they are. I cannot make an apple into an orange no matter how hard I try so I will enjoy each for...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
There are a couple showlines out there with...

There are a couple showlines out there with admirable obedience, but in general, I've never liked working my show dogs in obedience. At the start, they will be very motivated and happy to work, but...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
Steve Strom: I have both working and show...

Steve Strom:
I have both working and show lines - always will. I love both lines, recognize their strengths and weaknesses, and will happily acknowledge their differences. There is no perfect dog...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
Well put and completely agree!

Well put and completely agree!
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
hahahaha thanks for that simba405 :) You...

hahahaha thanks for that simba405 :)

You guys are just too much - what happened to this board? Did everyone with a modicum of knowledge hit the road?

Seems like it - too bad!
Forum: Pregnancy, Whelping & Raising a Litter 07-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By qbchottu
Keep lots of small hand towels around - they are...

Keep lots of small hand towels around - they are excellent to clean a puppy off or to mop up as she whelps. You can get them very cheap at Walmart. Just toss them out after - they will be ruined.
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
Perhaps one day when you have had enough...

Perhaps one day when you have had enough experience, I hope you will recognize your level of ignorance, and perhaps even find it laughable. I have had quite a bit of a chuckle over this thread so far...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-27-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,032
Posted By qbchottu
Don't have the time right now to correct the...

Don't have the time right now to correct the fallacies in this thread. Have dogs to work and newborns to look after.

I find it laughable that someone that needs to google a pedigree to see if...
Forum: Health Issues 07-24-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By qbchottu
Coccidia breakouts can occur even in the best...

Coccidia breakouts can occur even in the best kennels. It's just something young pups are susceptible to and can sometimes pick up. Go with the breeder recommendation to keep her for extra treatment....
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 07-23-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By qbchottu
Jean Schrader is super to work with -...

Jean Schrader is super to work with - knowledgeable, honest, and trustworthy. Stands behind her dogs and honors her contract. Lifetime support as well - you would not go wrong going with her!
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 07-23-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By qbchottu
Elbow calluses aren't necessarily detrimental....

Elbow calluses aren't necessarily detrimental. Usually dogs that frequently sleep on hard surfaces get this - you will see it quite prominently on dogs that live kennel runs with concrete or wood...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 07-23-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By qbchottu
Agree with Lucia - looks like WGWL in the back....

Agree with Lucia - looks like WGWL in the back. Some of the dogs closer up are out of known Australian working line kennels - Von Forell for example.
Forum: Feeding Our Puppy 07-23-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By qbchottu
For the price, there are better options than RC...

For the price, there are better options than RC for sure. RC certainly isn't cheap, but ingredients leave something to be desired
Forum: Feeding Our Puppy 07-22-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By qbchottu
"Specialized breed" food is nonsense - they...

"Specialized breed" food is nonsense - they change the ingredient percentages slightly and charge extra. Just a gimmick.
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 07-22-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By qbchottu
Sounds like elbow calluses. Get Bag balm - you...

Sounds like elbow calluses. Get Bag balm - you can find it on the internet, or at any pet or feed store. Rub it on her elbows - that will help soften them.
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 07-22-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By qbchottu
They don't have a symbol. When you have been...

They don't have a symbol. When you have been around GSD enough, you will learn to recognize the conformation of the different lines. Pedigrees also contain particular dogs that point to their...
Forum: General Information 07-22-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By qbchottu
Incredibly difficult - I haven't had a real...

Incredibly difficult - I haven't had a real vacation in years as I have several, and all are intact. I cannot send them to a boarding facility as I do minimal vaccination and raw - plus I don't want...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-19-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By qbchottu
Well put!!

Well put!!
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