ANYBODY N2 GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS or the SHUTZHUND SPORT??

  • wellwell

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    Dec 19, 2014 1:18 AM GMT
    ...I'm on my 7th GSD and he just turned 9.

    9x7 dog years = 63
    9x9 GSD years = 81
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    Dec 19, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    I want a GSD. Or any dog. icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 19, 2014 3:43 AM GMT
    I don't look at breeds. If a dog needs me it gets my love. Period.
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    Dec 19, 2014 2:55 PM GMT
    ...So, why would we care; we're talking about Shepherds––
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    Dec 19, 2014 4:10 PM GMT
    wellwell said...So, why would we care; we're talking about Shepherds––



    Because it's a public forum and that's my thoughts on the matter. The shallow fascination with breeds needs to stop. True animal lovers don't care about what breed a dog is. Breeding is one of the root causes of neglected and homeless dogs today, so I try to speak out and educate people about it whenever I can.

    I'm sure your German Shepard is a fantastic dog, but the breed is not superior to other dogs, including mutts.
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    Dec 19, 2014 4:33 PM GMT
    there are breed specific rescue organizations.

    i have always owned Irish Setters. I have had quite a few so i can say you can count on the irish setters to have a predictable friendly attitude. Tho my last one, lived to be 13, was the exception.


    The new family member is a male irish, 5 years old.
    I never have a dog as a puppy.
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    Dec 19, 2014 4:36 PM GMT
    pellaz saidthere are breed specific rescue organizations.



    True, and I'm glad they exist. But they're still a band-aid on the problem of breeding. If people would stop breeding dogs, there would be no need for breed specific rescue groups.
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    Dec 19, 2014 4:45 PM GMT
    Many many years ago I enrolled my then Border Collie in French Ring which you probably know is somewhat similar. He enjoyed it more than I did actually so I didn't stick with it. Most of the dogs were German Shepherds or type however my BC was on the large size so he fared pretty well.
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    Dec 19, 2014 5:32 PM GMT
    Radd saidI don't look at breeds. If a dog needs me it gets my love. Period.


    I concur with you mate , there are so many dogs overlooked at shelters because they aren't of a particular breed . They all need love !
    I have had many arguments with people getting one of those cross-breed as Labradoodle ........ because it is fashionable !!
    Do you buy a dog because you want to impress or be up to date with what is fashionable , or you get a dog , because you love their company and loyalty !

    Now that said , certain breeds are acquired , because the dog is going to be a working dog , cattle dog , guard dog etc .. in those cases certain breed have a reputation to get the job done better than others , and it make sense to be particularly drawn to it .