Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Denver Colorado USA
Re: Schutzund 3 Sire and Dam
Schutzhund is a sport, not a way of life - it teaches dogs to control their bite, not to encourage aggressiveness. They are also required to participate in 2 other disciplines, tracking and obedience, so it can be a very good test of temperament/character, and in fact started out as a multi level test to see which dogs should be used for breeding - and which should not.
Is it POSSIBLE for parents with SchH degrees to produce aggressive pups? Yes of course, but that's possible whether or not the dogs are SchH dogs. It's the result of bad breeding, not because of the sport itself. I belonged to a club for a number of years, and most of the dogs there, including mine, were highly social, well able to distinguish between following highly stylized exercises on the field, and real life.
Conor GSD - adopted from this Board
Blue GSd - at the Bridge