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    going to look at some GSD pups from this breeder http://www.germanshepherdworld.com.au/ not going to buy one just want to get to know the breeder and What hubby is looking for in a GSD will keep u updated on our puppy hunt lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Yikes - the working line GSD and the Malinois - can be even more "hyper" and prone to obsession than the BC.
    From my fairly limited experience growing up with GSDs as a teenager, I agree with this! But they tend to put all their energy into their obsession(s) so a different kind of hyper maybe. Obviously there are people who love a dog whose brain is always working in overdrive, but it wouldn't be for me.

    A ridgeback X mastiff I would find much easier to handle, despite their size, I think. They should have an off button at least. I think they could be much easier to train and need a lot less stimulation than a GSD.

    But maybe you should tell your hubby that size does not matter!

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    But maybe you should tell your hubby that size does not matter!
    lol lol lol

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    The other thing that bothers me slightly about letting OH have a say...

    Is that if you can't stand up to OH on the dog of your choice, and you get one of these "high drive working dogs", they may also push you round the same as your OH is.

    ACD is certainly more laid back than all of these - but mine likes to push the limits. And she walked all over a couple of friends of mine who thought they could manage her - oops. And yet she's really soft. All they needed to do was set boundaries but they let her take whatever she wanted - so she drove them nuts.

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    I think my OH getting his way would be if we went out and got the ridgeback X mastiff

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    ridgeback X mastiff

    Good luck lifting that one into the car if it eats something it shouldn't and can't walk. Yikes.

    I do think those Belgian dogs were very cute. Though a lot like a tri colour smooth (coat) collie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shedeivl View Post
    going to look at some GSD pups from this breeder German Shepherd World, German Shepherd Puppy Breeder, Old Style German Shepherds Australia not going to buy one just want to get to know the breeder and What hubby is looking for in a GSD will keep u updated on our puppy hunt lol
    There are lots and lots of things on that website that ring alarm bells for me so be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuffles View Post
    There are lots and lots of things on that website that ring alarm bells for me so be careful.
    Yeah I feel the same way too but i guess there's no harm in looking

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    Maybe phone Steve Courtney at K9Pro and check with him about what he thinks of the breeder. Or ask him to recommend a few others that he likes.

    K9 Pro The K9 Professionals; Dog Training and Behaviour Site

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