Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by PWCorgi, Jan 2, 2008.
...that are breeding dogs that look like this?
If you find any, let me know!
I third that. I'd love to own an older style GSD.
ROFL! So I guess that's probably a no
I found a guy a few days ago with the most striking shepherd I've ever seen, I actually flagged him down at the park and asked where he got his dog from. I didn't recognize the name, probably from some local BYB, but WOW that dog was nice. Looked a lot like the dog in the photo, but he had a deeper chest.
Ah, you give me hope!
If I find a breeder with dogs like this I don't care whether I'm completely ready to get another dog or not, I'm getting one!
Side note: There are some really, really good looking GSD's in shelters that I think look better than the show or working GSDs.
actually, if you want to know, that pretty much mirrors the structure of the current Seeing Eye breeding lines of GSD, except that I have found their muzzles to be a little more snipey, and the females lack some bone.
One of the things about Bimmer that I find so striking is that he's so much like the old GSDs.
Check out kennels trying to breed the Alsatian look, they tend to look like that pic
I've been checking out working line kennels and I've seen more then a few dogs that looked like that. There so gorgeous
WOW. I would want a GSD like that. And I wouldn't care if it came from a BYB so long as there were no major health or temperament issues.
Some of the kennels with European lines turn out dogs like that . . . especially the solid hind end.
you could always check some shelters/pounds lol
Most GSD owned by army-police in Croatia look like that.Germany also has some working lines that look similar to that GSD.And yes the only GSD this days that I would consider owning would be from working lines and breed to look like that.
I never even thought about that, though I doubt I'll ever be getting a dog from them, thanks!
Honestly, that's most likely where I would get one
If I went with a breeder it would probably be from working lines (or west german show lines, def. not American), but that would also mean waiting until I would be able to handle a working line dog.
That's what I was going to say. I went with my friend yesterday to pick up three dogs that were turned into her rescue; two GSD and a ACD. The shepherds are STUNNING. I think she was told they were W. German imports. Both are six year old males, and have some of the nicest builds I've seen (well, in my opinion) on a shepherd. They have the sloping back, but not that extreme, funky hind-end thing. Besides which, they are housebroken, crate trained, and beautifully tempered.
PWCorgi - Want to come up to Vermont and get one?
I've noticed this as well and it confuses me. As against BYBing as I am...sometimes they have the better looking dogs. My cousin's GSD is a fabulous looking dog and his pedigree isn't anything worth looking at. This is not a recommendation for BYB's, but it's...interesting...
It's probably because the more "extreme" structural aspects of the show GSD are easy to lose if they aren't selected for in most breedings, Zoom.
But even the heads are nice...many-most BYB's have very thin, snipey looking heads or funky muzzles...dunnos. Mysteries of breeding I guess.