Promoting responsible German Shepherd Dog ownership
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Any dog can compete, but the sport is dominated by Mals, then DS’s, GSDs probably next, Giant Schnauzers, pit bulls bully bred bull dogs. There is a tiny backyard bred pitbull that has done very well, but the dog would never be able to protect you but that is not the focus of PSA or most sports. Some dogs will due to genetics.
I’m on a phone and don’t have a V.
Dutchies? Do many people own them? They are rare here. Even Mals aren’t all that common.
Where do you live? PSA is dominated by Mals and DS’s. The KNPV lines are unregistered X’s and the Mal X’s and DS X’s are the same breed. If a pup is fawn colored it is called a Mal and if it is brindle it is called a DS. The FCI lines of DS are a distinct breed and typically are much more inferior as a sport/working dog.
Way out west in woke country. Pits are the predominate breed. There are very few training clubs in my area. I usually run into a lot of rescued pet dogs, many mixed breeds.
Here is the rest of that last video where the dog outs the bite on the second attacker, transports him to the judge and then send toward the fleeing decoy for apprehension. It was the first time we had done the whole scenario so my dog wasn’t clear whether he should recall on the out or guard, but he figured it out.
It was his decision to return to the decoy? You did not give another command? That is so cool to see him in action. I haven’t watched a PSA trial before.
You are aware they are banning the stick in IGE. Are there an concerns about limitations pending on PSA?