...Panda Shepherd? Really?

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  1. Crowsfeet

    Crowsfeet facetious.

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    Has anybody heard about these dogs, or met one? I saw an add looking for one or info on Craigslist, and I wasn't sure if the person was making it up, but, after a quick Google search, I found some info.

    "www.gallantwatchkennels.com/"
     
  2. Sweet72947

    Sweet72947 Squishy face

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    Hmm, I found a pic of a "Panda Shepherd". It appears to be a tricolor shepherd, which I believe would be a fault by show standards. I'm sure shepherd people will know more about this, but it seems like another "fad" like doodles or something.

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  3. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    If I remember right, aren't they like GSD/Border Collie? Huge discussion about them on the BC boards if I remember.

    I'd never go near a Panda Shep. :eek:
     
  4. MafiaPrincess

    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    From the website in the OP.
    Uhm, NOT POSSIBLE! :thumbdown:
     
  6. suthrnladi

    suthrnladi suthrnladi

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    I think it's an interesting look, and if truly a GSD with the temperment and all, would be ok with me. Let's do hope they don't start trying to breed them like designer dogs though.
     
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    okay i'm confused, if the tricolor is a mismark where would they be shown?
     
  8. Zoom

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    I came across these dogs a handful of years ago. They are a mismark and can't be shown.
     
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    They are being shown in the rare breed club of america or some such.
     
  10. JennSLK

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    I thought the Panda's were the black and White varriety. Ive never never heard of a tri color before
     
  11. DanL

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    They've been around for a while. Just another fault that people try to make into something it isn't, like the whites, the "old school" giant ones, etc.
     
  12. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    i have met some.. they show through the RBCO.. i will see if I can dig up some pics.
     
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    Fault or not, it is a pretty shepherd.
     
  14. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    It is very attractive! I'd fall in love with that at a shelter. Now treating it as a "rare breed" . . . . that's a little different.
     
  15. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    personally I am fine with the idea of making it its 'own' breed. That then sets it up for people to not muck about with GSDs.. do health testing have their own standard etc... to me its far better than messing about with an existing breed. (i would love all those people out there who love the puddin jrts and think they should be breeding them call them something else and do it ethically)
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    You have a point. The problem is that such things are often an invitation to the millers . . . you'll have a few ethical people working really hard, and a bunch of bybs and millers riding on their work and talking about their special breed
     
  17. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    yes, but that happens with any breed. As soon as you make it a 'legitimate' breed with its own registry, code of ethics, standards etc then it makes it easier for people to find out who is a miller/byb and who is decent.
     
  18. release the hounds

    release the hounds Active Member

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    considering that a GSD is a working dog, and very few breeders in this country prove their dogs in any venue or work, i'm guessing there isn't a single "ethical" panda breeder anywhere. There's very few ethical GSD breeders, show breeders included. They're the biggest bunch of windbags playing lip service to things they know nothing about concerning their breed of dogs.
     
  19. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    can't say that i have ever heard the Panda or Shiloh breeder say that their dogs are working dogs (in a practical sense) so can't say I am offended by their lack of work.

    You can still be ethical (from an animal welfare point of view) and not work your dogs.
     

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