Picking Up Puppy This Weekend And Have A Schutzhund Future Kids Question
I am picking up my GSD puppy this weekend. It is from a reputable AKC and GSDC breeder. Both parents were imported from Europe with champion pedigrees and the sire is a champion Schutzhund (Sch3 KKL1 LIFE). Both have excellent temperaments, hips and elbows.
My primary reason for getting a GSD is for family protection and companionship. After reading through the forum we decided to get the puppy 2-3 years before we have our first child in order to devote the time to proper training and socialization. My sister who lives down the block has kids that are 4,3,2 years of age as well as a newborn baby. I have an Australian shepherd and and a Chihuahua. Additionally, I teach martial arts classes for kids and was planning on bringing the puppy to work to be around as many kids as possible early on.
If I were to start Schutzhund training, would that make the dog more dangerous to be around kids when I have them? I wanted to participate in Schutzhund because I do truly want a dog that will attack if someone were to break and the house and harm my family while I am away. However, I don't want to make the dog more likely to harm my child. I didn't want to put off getting a puppy until I had kids who were 6 or 7 becuase I want the added security now and through my wife's pregnancy vs later on. Thanks for your time