I know some of the time people use 'old fashioned' to mean HUGE! Though since the original GSD's were really pretty small ......... that never made sense to me either.A few people mentioned this. Why does this description send up a red flag? What comes to mind when you see this? Just curious, I don't pay too much attention to it.
A few people mentioned this. Why does this description send up a red flag? What comes to mind when you see this? Just curious, I don't pay too much attention to it.
Indeed this is very common practice, nothing wrong with it. We do it this way too. Once Dennis has separated the pet vs. the working dogs. If lets say we have 5 working puppies, who ever put the deposit first gets the first pick, of course Dennis still matches the right puppy to the right owner.First red flag for me was "puppies will be picked out in order of deposits." I don't think any breeder should put a family with a pup based on when the deposit was received - the pup should go with the family that matches its personality best.
Yep - couldn't have said it better myself. Definitely a pet peeve of mine when i see that on a breeders website.Because 99% of the time people using that terminology are breeding out of standard dogs for pets. Dogs who are oversized, often long coated, with soft, low drive, laid back temperaments and marketing them to the general pet owning public as something rare and exclusive and indicating such giant, soft couch potatoes are the way a GSD used to be and is supposed to be.
And I appreciated the answer, I see the description used often and I'm never sure what they mean by it. I guess everyone means something different.I didn't look at this particular breeder's website to see how the term was being used. I simply responded to your general question as to why the phrasing of "old fashioned" seems to so often get lots of ruffled feathers around here.