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    Question GSD Old Style

    Hi Guys

    I was talking to my hubby the other day and he said he would rather us get a GSD over a BC cause he wants a dog that people think of as being a protector

    as I spend alot of time home by myself, However when I was looking into it i noticed that GSD have gotten smaller and differently shaped then the one I had when I was little my hubby wants an old style GSD but I can only fine one breeder of these

    Dose anyone have a old style GSD and what do you find other then size and body shape is the main difference eg personality ect

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    By old style do you mean the ones bred before the kennel club decided that GSD should look like a squatting frog?
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    lol lol yeah the big straight backed ones

    "Old Style v's Roach Back"

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    Most working line GSD's are still straight back. You will have to find a working line breeder. I have met a fair few with a decent back.

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    I understand the big dog vs little dog argument when it comes to protection, but I really don't think that breed matters all that much in this. Lots of dogs will protect their owners and their property regardless of the breed. And most medium to big dogs will deter people with bad intentions when they take on a threatenign pose.

    GSDs are pretty high maintenance dogs. I think probably more so than other working breeds even. And having a dog that lots of people might be scared of does have disadvantages too.

    Sorry, not trying to put you off. I'm just hoping that you are taking the decision for the right reasons. Protection is only one aspect of owning a dog.

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    Have you read the Close One Today ! thread.?

    Perceptions of the ACD/Blue Heeler dog are interesting (and true I suppose).

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    The malinois is similar to a GSD but without so many of the confirmation problems.

    Maybe one of those.

    But if you've had your heart set on a border collie for so long - I don't understand why Hubby thinks now is a good time to get you to choose something else. Who is going to be looking after this dog.

    And GSD, Malinois and Border Collies can all be very intense dogs to own. They like to have a job to do and can invent jobs of their own that you might not enjoy if you don't keep them busy.

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    Many specialty breeders and working breeders aim for the type you like.

    My poodle is the best guard dog I've ever had... just sayin'

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    I love the working line GSD's.

    My partner has a rescue which we believe is a kelpie or huntaway cross GSD.

    Beautiful personality, very loyal and has a great bark.. Moults like crazy though and is deeply in love with sticks

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    some times I wish I was one of those people that just go out one day and come home with a puppy other days im glad im trying to find just the right dog I cant seem to find a working line GSD in nsw dose anyone know of one I can look into

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