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    Quote Originally Posted by FantomBadger View Post
    Thanks SSP. This is the feedback I was looking for. Seems a Malinois is not going to work for us. I love my garden and I love my Dachshund.

    We will look at GSDs and maybe Groenendaels as well.

    We had our hands full with the Rott in order to get her to what we expect from our dogs, Malinois' sounds like too much dog for us to handle.

    Excellent attitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeS View Post
    SSP what is your experience and view of the Sportline GSDs? I have been working with Shannon Mackay a bit lately and she has a pup she is training. Even he looks like a lot of dog to handle.

    Thinking of getting one in a year or so so want to start doing my research.

    My comments about Maligators are pretty much the same for any high drive biting machine. Some of the GSDs we work at out club are as much work as a Mal.

    Here's the thing: high drive dogs are a great deal of work but are very rewarding. If you can't put in the time and work, then rather look at something a little more biddable and easy to live with. Otherwise is grossly unfair on the dog and a waste of potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP View Post
    My comments about Maligators are pretty much the same for any high drive biting machine. Some of the GSDs we work at out club are as much work as a Mal.

    Here's the thing: high drive dogs are a great deal of work but are very rewarding. If you can't put in the time and work, then rather look at something a little more biddable and easy to live with. Otherwise is grossly unfair on the dog and a waste of potential.
    Thanks man, I am willing and keen just doing my research before I do to make sure.

    I would like some info on your club etc, will pm you.

    Appreciate the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigT View Post
    Excellent attitude.
    Agree wholeheartedly. Far too many guys exhibit confirmation bias by asking for advice after the fact seeking affirmation of their decision.

    With guns and cars its one thing. You can always sell them.

    Dogs are another matter entirely.
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    We would like to give these guys a visit, http://www.grehenheimgsd.co.za/

    Does anyone have experience with the specific breeders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FantomBadger View Post
    We would like to give these guys a visit, http://www.grehenheimgsd.co.za/

    Does anyone have experience with the specific breeders?
    I don't. I would talk to guys who train and work dogs. Look at an IPO club for recommendations. Or talk the people at SA Dog Training College.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP View Post
    I don't. I would talk to guys who train and work dogs. Look at an IPO club for recommendations. Or talk the people at SA Dog Training College.
    Thank you, I will do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FantomBadger View Post
    Thank you, I will do so.
    Cool. Word to the wise: the best breeders can be very fussy about who they let buy their dogs. Most will require a home visit, xrays at 18 months, breeding bans, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP View Post
    Cool. Word to the wise: the best breeders can be very fussy about who they let buy their dogs. Most will require a home visit, xrays at 18 months, breeding bans, etc.
    No problem. We went through the same process with our Rottweiler. We were interviewed, home visited, contract on breeding restrictions etc.

    If the breeder don't deem you "worthy" of one of their dogs, there should be a good reason and should not be a personal thing. She only showed us 2 dogs from which we could pick, as we were first time Rottweiler owners and she felt we didn't have enough experience to handle the "livewires" in the litter. Good breeders know which puppies should go where.

    Ours ended up destroying small palm trees, irrigation, a window frame and my favourite, the Kreepy which was dragged from the pool and chewed up to pieces in front of our window. I am very happy that she didn't give us a "livewire".

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