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I might sound stupid but what's the difference ??

What's the difference between show line and working line dogs ? And which one do you prefer ? I'm just looking to gain more knowledge
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I don't think it's a stupid question myself?? My preference is for the WL dogs because that's what I have.

But like a few topics here ... SL dogs seem to bring out the haters?? And ...so it goes, maybe this time will be different??
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There are an enormous amount of threads on this topic. Have you done a forum search?
No because I like to interact in the conversation myself. I might have a question to ask as we proceed.
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I haven't, search only works for me in "incognito" mode for some reason??

But I'll give it a shot.
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I don't think it's a stupid question myself?? My preference is for the WL dogs because that's what I have.

But like a few topics here ... SL dogs seem to bring out the haters?? And ...so it goes, maybe this time will be different??
I was looking at different breeders in my state; I didn't see many WL breeders. I seen a lot of SL breeders. Then I got the thinking, what is the difference between the two. I really love how the WL looks. They have really grown on me over time
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I don't think it's a stupid question myself?? My preference is for the WL dogs because that's what I have.

But like a few topics here ... SL dogs seem to bring out the haters?? And ...so it goes, maybe this time will be different??
Haters?
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I don't think it's a stupid question myself?? My preference is for the WL dogs because that's what I have.

But like a few topics here ... SL dogs seem to bring out the haters?? And ...so it goes, maybe this time will be different??
Haters?
Positive response please
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Not a stupid question at all. In fact, a little complicated. I did post a really stupid question here about a year ago. I had done a little reading on working and show lines and got into a conversation with another newbie about "wouldn't it be great if the best of both could be bred thru time to produce a dog that could perform equally well in the working arena as well as the show ring"? I still wonder about that but wouldn't bring it up again. It did nothing but upset people who own both different types. There appears to be very strong differences of opinion on lines. I seems to just be a matter of preference.

It will be interesting to see what responses you get to your post. Good Luck
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I started with a WL - loved everything about her, next was a WGSL who was/is one of the most beautiful dogs I've ever seen... smart too but not nearly as solid as the little WL dog I have now. it's hard to state a preference. as a second dog Tilden was perfect and what I needed in my life at the time.... my goals in training have changed since I got him and Keystone has fulfilled those and more. he takes training very seriously and has fun while he's doing it. Tilden is pretty goofy and progresses at a much slower rate if you compared their sessions side by side. I was once obsessed with black and red long coats - never thought I'd change my mind but give me something small quick and sable now and I'm all over it.

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