Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
Which (blood)line would you recommend?
I was talking to a friend and a fellow German Shepherd enthusiast about bloodlines and traits that I was looking for in my next puppy/dog. I have a folder with information and lists with examples of what I am looking for. I read off the list of traits and he had a totally different recommendation for me that the route I was going based on what I am looking into. I find it quite hilarious that two people can have totally different perspectives based on the same information. This person has been around German Shepherds for a long time and has trained with them for a while too.
I thought it would be fun to see what lines (Czech, WG, DDR, WG Showline, Am./Can. Showline, etc.) YOU would recommend to me based on my research. Some of you already know what I am looking into so try not to give it away for the others ‘playing’. In a day or so I will reveal my preference and the recommendation of my friend.
1. Strong nerved
2. High thresholds
3. Toy motivated
4. Food motivated
6. Clear headed
7. Motivated to work/Eagerness to work
8. Not *too* prey driven
9. Smaller sized
10. Able to work in multiple avenues such as SchH (main goal), agility and possibly confirmation.
These are the few things that are most important to me. I can elaborate on each if you wish but I thought this would give people an idea as to what I am looking for.
Okay, let the guessing begin!
G Wild Winds Zephyr of Cognac BH, HIC, NTD, ITD, CGN, TT
Wild Winds Archangel Raphael HIC, TT
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