Re: Mainois/Dutch vs. G.S.D.
I am a GSD person and have a GSD as my Police K9. He is a czech line dog, super high drive, super tracker, excellent temperment and outstanding in the bite work. Clear headed, serious with full, hard crushing grips every time. I like Mali's for Police work, I don't see many Dutch Shepherds; the ones I have seen I like. However, for drive and energy I'll put my GSD up against any of them. He is very fast and very agile and hits like a ton of bricks. You will be hard pressed to find a Mali that bites as full and hard as him for Police work. He makes all the Mali handlers jealous. I get comments like "He must have some Mali in him!" He is a pain in the neck in the house, non stop with his toys even after a full training day.
There are plenty of good GSD's out there for police K9's, you just have to look a little harder to find them. I am in a K9 school now where each handler is working nice GSD's. Our PD just bought 2 new GSD's. We didn't care what breed we bought as long as it worked. We wound up with all new GSD's and they are doing great in the K9 school.
Don't get me wrong, I really like Mali's for sport and Police work. But their are still excellent GSD's available that can do the same job just as well. You just need to know where to look to find them.
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