Im going to buy a dog but need help deciding...

Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by Senna, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. cowgurl6254

    cowgurl6254 Herding dogs rock!!!

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    You have been around poorly bred ones then :rolleyes: Andy, my 6 month old sheltie, is the most friendly dog you will ever meet :p He has never snapped at us and is very confident. When getting one, you just have to be VERY careful about the breeder. Andy's mom is a champion agility and his dad is a conformation champion. I got to know his parents really well before I agreed to purchase him :)
     
  2. fillyone

    fillyone But please, call me Barb

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    As you say that, remember that is true of ALL dog breeds, including a nasty Springer that lives down the street from me.

    So I guess in other words, why did you even feel the need to say it?
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    I'd say start looking into GSD rescues. From your description, the right GSD does sound like the correct choice for you, and going with one from a rescue will allow you to have a better idea of the temperament and capabilities of the dog. Just bear in mind that many GSDs now do not have much herding drive anymore. I was very fortunate with Bimmer, but he's not full blooded . . . A GSD/Australian Shepherd mix might be perfect for you.

    And an Australian Shepherd comes very close to suiting your needs as well.
     

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