Are there still GSD breeders...

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  1. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    ...that are breeding dogs that look like this?

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  2. Melissa_W

    Melissa_W New Member

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    If you find any, let me know!
     
  3. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Ditto ^^
     
  4. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    I third that. I'd love to own an older style GSD.
     
  5. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    ROFL! So I guess that's probably a no :p
     
  6. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Yes.

    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.
     
  7. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    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.
     
  8. doberkim

    doberkim Naturally Natural

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    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.
     
  9. Renee750il

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    One of the things about Bimmer that I find so striking is that he's so much like the old GSDs.
     
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    oc_spirit Snow Girl

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    Check out kennels trying to breed the Alsatian look, they tend to look like that pic ;)
     
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    I've been checking out working line kennels and I've seen more then a few dogs that looked like that. There so gorgeous
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    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.
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    Some of the kennels with European lines turn out dogs like that . . . especially the solid hind end.
     
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    you could always check some shelters/pounds ;) lol
     
  15. pafla

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    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.
     
  16. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I never even thought about that, though I doubt I'll ever be getting a dog from them, thanks!

    Will do! :D

    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.
     
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    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? :D
     
  18. Zoom

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    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...
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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