[quote author=piglet link=topic=965.msg10869#msg10869 date=1122464897]
I’m in the UK aswell 🙂
We have UK lines obviously, but they are inter-bred with German and US lines so you’ll probably see a mixture over here.
The UK seem to have the awful problem that dogs with bad hips are being bred in as a result of non-tested / non-scored matings so be prepared for your fair share of HD/ED dogs.
As a breed I find them gentle and sensitive but alot of people, even dog owners fear them so they can struggle in general classes because they pick up the worries and fears of other owners who dont understand the breed.
Good on you for working with the breed – in the UK they have alot of predudice (sp?) along with rotties and dobies. People look, see them breed and think they’ll bite me.
Thank you claire.
I am looking into more of this.. I have thought about (when having a house off course LMAO) to import a GSD from Sweden, maybe not for Show, but for tracking.
But still thinking about it.
I would never ever breed a GSD if there were a sign of bad HD/ED in them, or if the temp was not up to standard.
And to be honest i dont think I would breed at all, but never say never lol.