Author Topic: German Shepherd  (Read 37934 times)

Kerry_and_Beau

  • Doggie maniac
  • ****
  • Posts: 3165
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2007, 01:58:26 PM »
i gotta say they are stunning looking but for some reason i have always been nervous of them too i think because they are used as police dogs etc i think it kinda gives an air of authority...can't think of the right words to explain so hope you can understand that  ;)

Lisa33

  • Dog Obsessed Level
  • ***
  • Posts: 2147
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2007, 02:06:07 PM »
Yes, I feel like that too, never known why ??? Just feel very wery of them.  Even more so when Emmy got attacked by one :(

Mossyflame

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 182
  • Kirsty - Flame (GSD), Moss, Rip & Tweed (BCs)
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2007, 02:11:11 PM »
i gotta say they are stunning looking but for some reason i have always been nervous of them too i think because they are used as police dogs etc i think it kinda gives an air of authority...can't think of the right words to explain so hope you can understand that  ;)

I do know what you mean.  I think that was one of the reasons why I was first attracted to the breed, as I had always wanted to be in the police since being small  :)  I had never had any bad experiences with the breed as a youngster, only good - and so that also helped my admiration and love grow. 

I adore the longcoats and would always like to have one, as well as the collies, but with the health problems that seem to beset the breed, I am not sure what the future holds for me  :'(

kizkiznobite

  • What you click for is what you get!
  • Global Moderator
  • I give up with naming this level!
  • *****
  • Posts: 20420
  • my bed !!
    • Kizkiznobite
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2007, 02:12:19 PM »
a few reasons i guess - i am more of a gundog person than a herder - mum was the herder lover dad the gunner and i was a daddies girl  :) i would be comparing and evalulating against roger and his offspring - and they were very special and that wouldnt be fair - i would expect too much i guess  - i keep a dog pack and while 5 clumbers are manageable not sure i have the room or the inclination for anything bigger and of a more challenging temperament

basically - i am too old!!!  ;D

Mossyflame

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 182
  • Kirsty - Flame (GSD), Moss, Rip & Tweed (BCs)
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2007, 02:16:02 PM »
Yes, I feel like that too, never known why ??? Just feel very wery of them.  Even more so when Emmy got attacked by one :(

I think the problem is that they are police dogs and the media portray police dogs generally barking and snarling or biting people.  If only they also showed coverage of the very same dogs finding missing children or vulnerable people, the same breed as search and rescue and guide dogs or PAT dogs, that may help dispel some of the myths  :-\  

Unfortunately ignorant owners and unscrupulous breeders are common and they certainly don't help the reputation of the breed.  When you see a well socialised, well trained GSD, there are very few better sights IMO.

I am sorry you had a bad experience when your dog was attacked by a GSD, but please don't blame the breed - blame the owner.

Mossyflame

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 182
  • Kirsty - Flame (GSD), Moss, Rip & Tweed (BCs)
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2007, 02:17:16 PM »
a few reasons i guess - i am more of a gundog person than a herder - mum was the herder lover dad the gunner and i was a daddies girl  :) i would be comparing and evalulating against roger and his offspring - and they were very special and that wouldnt be fair - i would expect too much i guess  - i keep a dog pack and while 5 clumbers are manageable not sure i have the room or the inclination for anything bigger and of a more challenging temperament

basically - i am too old!!!  ;D

Thanks for your reply Bev :-)  My sister is a gundog person and I adore the pastorals ... we can't help which we fall for :-)

Kerry_and_Beau

  • Doggie maniac
  • ****
  • Posts: 3165
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2007, 02:26:57 PM »
yeah i wish there was more shown about well bred dogs i think people seeing both sides of a case would help educate people into buying properly!

i always marvel at them when i pass i think they are beautiful, especially the long haired ones  ;D

Lisa33

  • Dog Obsessed Level
  • ***
  • Posts: 2147
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2007, 02:47:54 PM »
Oh, I'm not blaming the breed. 

I just meant that I was weary of them before and even more so just from the experience, it was the owner that was totally irresponsible as it had a muzzle on but was too loose and it managed to grab at Emmy's leg.

Not here to offend ;D


Mossyflame

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 182
  • Kirsty - Flame (GSD), Moss, Rip & Tweed (BCs)
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2007, 02:48:40 PM »
Oh, I'm not blaming the breed. 

I just meant that I was weary of them before and even more so just from the experience, it was the owner that was totally irresponsible as it had a muzzle on but was too loose and it managed to grab at Emmy's leg.

Not here to offend ;D



No offence taken  ;D

.dodger.

  • Dodger - Forever In my Heart
  • I live for dogs
  • *****
  • Posts: 5044
    • My Flickr Account
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2007, 07:19:18 PM »
Hi i'm about to get a GSD in around 9 weeks ;D We've always had family dogs( we've got two now!) but i've never had my own. I know quite a lot about dogs but any advice about the breed would be great! :)
Laura.

*Nat*

  • Global Moderator
  • Dickin Medal level
  • *****
  • Posts: 9315
  • XXX RIP Piper 16/11/2003 - 23/04/2010 XXX
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2007, 07:23:35 PM »
Hello Laura, welcome to the board. Bet you're excited about your new pup - I'm assuming its a pup?  :D

.dodger.

  • Dodger - Forever In my Heart
  • I live for dogs
  • *****
  • Posts: 5044
    • My Flickr Account
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2007, 07:39:01 PM »
Yeah i'm getting it from a breeder in bedlington - barrule. I'll be getting a male called dodger ! ;D

Foxisle_crazy

  • Doggie maniac
  • ****
  • Posts: 3941
  • Izzy Wizzy let's get busy!
    • Hands on Paws
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2007, 07:40:12 PM »
Hello you!

Val

  • Guest
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2007, 07:43:59 PM »
Nice dogs  ;D


Yeah i'm getting it from a breeder in bedlington - barrule. I'll be getting a male called dodger ! ;D

.dodger.

  • Dodger - Forever In my Heart
  • I live for dogs
  • *****
  • Posts: 5044
    • My Flickr Account
Re: German Shepherd
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2007, 07:44:48 PM »
Hiya i've finally signed up lol!  :)

Does anyone know anything about the breeders ???