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Best use for each German Shepherd line   Behavior and Training

Started 6/28/21 by DW (GSDogwalker); 3069 views.
Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13

Apr-24

That's a very old kennel name. Are they still around?

I don't believe Kirschental is still breeding. I think the owner passed.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Apr-24

That is true. They dismantled the kennel. Someone tried to find another kennel carrying on the lines and couldn’t.  They are old sheep herding stock.  It’s sad that German Shepherds don’t herd sheep anymore.

SP1111

From: SP1111

Apr-25

Did you get your GSD from Wynn Strickland?  How far back are the Uran bloodlines.   Mine was a granddaughter. 

SP1111

From: SP1111

Apr-25

My trainer never taught that and she authored the book Expert Dog Training and still holds the record posthumously for the most titles and developed the first agility course which has since been lowered because most people can't train their dogs to that level.  She also wrote The German Shepherd Today.  She was friends with Von Stephanitz daughter and the owner of Kirschental Kennels where she got a lot of her breeding dogs.  She had some awesome dogs.  Wynthea Kennels was the top name in German Shepherds and known around the world. 

SP1111

From: SP1111

Apr-25

I meant Uran Vom Steigerland, sorry.

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SP1111

From: SP1111

Apr-25

https://wildsteiger-land.de/?page_id=248

This the sire I actually meant.   I don't think I can edit posts.  This was my dog's sire.  Her name was Wynthea's Wendy III

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Apr-25

No, I got the puppy from a local breeder. The sire was 50% from Vom Kirshental lines so my dog was 25%.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Apr-25

You must also be a good trainer and handler to get such a well rounded dog. German Shepherd puppies come with potential but it takes a good handler to bring out their best features.  That is why I asked if you rode horses.  Horse handlers tend to also do well with this breed.

My trainer got into handling GSDs in the military when he was young. He was still young when I started working with him a few years ago.  He is used to military bred working line dogs. So when he started working with the kinds of German Shepherds they breed now, he was surprised they are so out of breed standard.  People are buying pet lines hoping to get Golden Revtrievers that look like German Shepherds and training them as if they were Goldens. Then they are upset when the dog becomes unmanageable.  Mine is a working line and when I found the trainer he was wild. High drive, the skills I had weren’t working for him. I had to learn a whole new method of training.  

I don’t introduce my dogs to people who are working on my house for a few days. There isn’t any point.  If a friend comes over for half an hour, yes, they meet the dogs and the dogs must behave.

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