@ Blitzkreig....look.. I am a German Shepherd person first and foremost. There are some good dogs and good breeders out there.....it's just getting harder to find. It really annoys me that the truth about this breed has become so difficult for some to accept. I could tell people all the breed politically correct things in my posts and half the people would be happy and the other half wouldn't know the difference. Then when many are exposed to the health issues and temperament deficiencies, you start hearing all the abuse, neglect, care, diet, reasons for these shortcomings. In some cases these issues are valid, but in far too many cases the reasons for the increases in shyness, mega, EPI, spinal, spondylosis, torsion, dm,hyperactivity, lack of nerve, and hips and elbows are due to the short term and long term breeding practices. So people act like the emperor has clothes and dislike being told that breeding for aesthetic things and structural perfection has done great damage to the breed. So everyone carries on; the breed continues to slip, in functionality as a utility dog and ultimately as working/family dog. But someone has to speak to these things as loudly as the ones that promote the current culture in the breed. This certainly doesn't endear me to the mainstream, and I realize that.....but the breed culture has to fundamentally change in order for us to see the German Shepherd noble and courageous again. There are others that also see the decline in the breed, they too must speak out,IMO, or the breed will end up like the collie or poodle.
Last edited by cliffson1; 04-25-2013 at 05:31 PM.