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Forum: Thinking About Becoming A Breeder? 02-19-2013, 04:06 PM
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Views: 11,484
Posted By msvette2u
Done right, the price of the puppies isn't going...

Done right, the price of the puppies isn't going to matter, because you don't have a litter to make money...you do it to improve the breed and you can't do that without knowing tons more about the...
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat 02-19-2013, 03:58 PM
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Views: 344
Posted By msvette2u
I would get the small dog first and then a GSD...

I would get the small dog first and then a GSD puppy.
Teach the GSD puppy to respect the small dog, and don't let the puppy run roughshod over the small dog.

Often a small female and then a...
Forum: Thinking About Becoming A Breeder? 02-19-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,484
Posted By msvette2u
I forgot that's where he's from, but I did look...

I forgot that's where he's from, but I did look up the city page!
Police Department | City of Ottumwa, Iowa (http://www.cityofottumwa.org/police/home)
Forum: Thinking About Becoming A Breeder? 02-19-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,484
Posted By msvette2u
Wondering if this was just an advertisement for...

Wondering if this was just an advertisement for an upcoming litter... :thinking:
Forum: Thinking About Becoming A Breeder? 02-19-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,484
Posted By msvette2u
Here's the thing though - good breeders usually...

Here's the thing though - good breeders usually chip their dogs (or tattoo but chips are better as there is a database) and have purchasers sign contracts that they'll return the dog if it doesn't...
Forum: Thinking About Becoming A Breeder? 02-19-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,484
Posted By msvette2u
You're right, it makes no sense...Police K9s are...

You're right, it makes no sense...Police K9s are actually officers of the law and property of the PD they work for. For liability and other reasons, I'm sure...
Forum: Thinking About Becoming A Breeder? 02-19-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,484
Posted By msvette2u
So. The Police Department gave him a 10k dog for...

So. The Police Department gave him a 10k dog for $2500?

Are you trying to get back the purchase price of sire and dam??

Certainly a non-OFA'ed bitch's puppies are not worth more than $300-400. ...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,445
Posted By msvette2u
I was just looking up "normal GSD temperament"...

I was just looking up "normal GSD temperament" and came across this...

German Shepherd Dog Breed Information (http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/german-shepherd-dog#personality)

(excerpt)

...
Forum: Thinking About Becoming A Breeder? 02-19-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,484
Posted By msvette2u
She can't be OFA'ed until she's 2yrs. old is what...

She can't be OFA'ed until she's 2yrs. old is what I think they mean.

Do you have pedigrees for both dogs? Can you post them here?
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,445
Posted By msvette2u
My question would be, if you didn't care about...

My question would be, if you didn't care about any protection aspect (and not formal "protection", just the mere presence of the dog being more formidable than a Chihuahua or a Labrador or Poodle,...
Forum: Thinking About Becoming A Breeder? 02-19-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,484
Posted By msvette2u
I'd agree. Maybe $300-400 each. Be sure to...

I'd agree. Maybe $300-400 each.

Be sure to deworm them starting at 2 weeks old, every 2 weeks. Vaccinate at 6-8 weeks. If you don't do those things then you don't have a right, really, to even...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 02-19-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
Posted By msvette2u
Yes. Here's some of our Yaeger (rest in Peace)...

Yes.
Here's some of our Yaeger (rest in Peace)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b281/msvette2u/yaegerbite45fj_zpsdd0ecac4.jpg
...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,885
Posted By msvette2u
This sounds good, but in reality, dogs should...

This sounds good, but in reality, dogs should view their crates as sanctuaries, not a barrier between them and "the threat".
Dogs have been known to show barrier aggression when people walk by...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,445
Posted By msvette2u
Exactly! It used to amuse me that if you brought...

Exactly! It used to amuse me that if you brought our last GSD a tennis ball he'd have helped you pack the car you were robbing us with!
But we never told people that, they figured he'd eat their arm...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,885
Posted By msvette2u
I have to say, as well, that dogs like Kira, less...

I have to say, as well, that dogs like Kira, less than stellar temperaments, are more the norm than the exception nowawdays, I get that feeling due to over breeding of the breed and also dogs in...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,885
Posted By msvette2u
YES that's it. I mean...I even said it in another...

YES that's it. I mean...I even said it in another thread, "she's not coconut, she's a GSD".

But I actually do think with proper handling - and expecting a degree of 'protectiveness' - she'd do...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,885
Posted By msvette2u
Thank you...this was my train of thought as well....

Thank you...this was my train of thought as well.
And Kira's getting the short end of the stick because of it, whichever way it went. I think everone's expectations of Kira were different and...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,445
Posted By msvette2u
Yes, when you say "protection", I don't think of...

Yes, when you say "protection", I don't think of "formal protection" but I do think of potential thieves driving by, seeing the "beware of dog" sign and a GSD in our yard, and saying, "naw, I'll keep...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,445
Posted By msvette2u
We got a GSD originally because yes, we needed an...

We got a GSD originally because yes, we needed an "Oh, big mean dog" in the yard type dog.
Someone had come by our house about 3am after having ran off the road on the interstate, and it scared me...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,885
Posted By msvette2u
Yes, I agree that people have knocked him down,...

Yes, I agree that people have knocked him down, or more importantly, knocked the dog down.
I've told him repeatedly (in other threads) to not post so much because I think Kira's a lot more stable...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,885
Posted By msvette2u
AND as horrible as it sounds... This...

AND as horrible as it sounds...



This tells me what I said may in fact be right :(
So whatever the reasons were, it seems they were not the right ones after all.

If you think people don't...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,885
Posted By msvette2u
Um...here's the thing, and others have pointed it...

Um...here's the thing, and others have pointed it out.
Kira was definitely "set up" in that vid.

She has a leash on (unusual for her I'm sure) and all systems are "go", to tape, but the problem...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,885
Posted By msvette2u
Oh thank you for fixing the "you're" ;) ...

Oh thank you for fixing the "you're" ;)



And perhaps you missed I asked a question...not necessarily for Anthony (since he's left the board) but for others.

If not for the protection factor,...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,885
Posted By msvette2u
You are right...we see them in rescue at this...

You are right...we see them in rescue at this age, usually after someone drove them out in the country and dumped them, and we get them here and realized their "issues". Many aren't big issues but do...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-19-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,885
Posted By msvette2u
Not surprising you'd think that :rolleyes:

Not surprising you'd think that :rolleyes:
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