Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southeast Missouri
"I want a protective dog" ??? Discussion
I've heard this countless times from people wanting to buy a german shepherd.
It seems increasingly lately I hear it more and more. Is it the times we live in? status symbol? feeling of security? fear someone may hurt/take their children?
And I always wonder what exactly do they (potential puppy buyers) mean? They commonly misuse the term "aggression" when they really mean "confident" and I clear them up on that. Are people really looking for a dog that will bite, bark, alert ....I know I ask them what they really mean .. and tell them if they TRULY want a PP Personal Protection Trained dog that is a whole nother thing.
What are your thoughts on this subject.. it has come up in nearly every call or email I get. Have gsds changed so much that they have become "Lab" or "Golden' Like - too friendly to even bark, alert or be aloof? maybe that's it people just see way too many gsds now that won't protect if need be or at least make somebody think twice about getting out of their car and approaching the door unannounced.
Thought this might make a good discussion.
I know that my sweetest female , whom I never thought would be protective proved my very wrong and I was quite pleased and impressed when I saw her take charge, wow!
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