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    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  😉

    #79987
    Lisa33
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    Yes, I feel like that too, never known why ??? Just feel very wery of them.  Even more so when Emmy got attacked by one 🙁

    #79988
    Mossyflame
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    [quote author=zerlinda link=topic=7101.msg131349#msg131349 date=1173967106]
    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  😉
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    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  :'(

    #79989
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    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

    #79990
    Mossyflame
    Member

    [quote author=Lisa33 link=topic=7101.msg131356#msg131356 date=1173967567]
    Yes, I feel like that too, never known why ??? Just feel very wery of them.  Even more so when Emmy got attacked by one 🙁
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    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.

    #79991
    Mossyflame
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    [quote author=kizkiznobite link=topic=7101.msg131361#msg131361 date=1173967939]
    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
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    Thanks for your reply Bev 🙂  My sister is a gundog person and I adore the pastorals … we can’t help which we fall for 🙂

    #79992

    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

    #79993
    Lisa33
    Member

    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

    #79994
    Mossyflame
    Member

    [quote author=Lisa33 link=topic=7101.msg131378#msg131378 date=1173970074]
    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

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    No offence taken  ;D

    #79995
    .dodger.
    Member

    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.

    #79996
    *Nat*
    Member

    Hello Laura, welcome to the board. Bet you’re excited about your new pup – I’m assuming its a pup?  😀

    #79997
    .dodger.
    Member

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

    #79998

    Hello you!

    #79999
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Nice dogs  ;D

    [quote author=x.dodger.x link=topic=7101.msg139150#msg139150 date=1176838741]
    Yeah i’m getting it from a breeder in bedlington – barrule. I’ll be getting a male called dodger ! ;D
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    #80000
    .dodger.
    Member

    Hiya i’ve finally signed up lol!  🙂

    Does anyone know anything about the breeders ???

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