|Barked: Tue Dec 10, '13 6:08pm PST |
|Why on earth anyone would want this... I just don't know.
You don't want SSA, but you want 2+ unneutered males of serious working breeds BRED on those pedigrees? Its not impossible, but with the setup originally desired, your odds are stacked heavily against you. Things like SSA aren't likely to be evident in a puppy, those will usually rear up at around 18 months (or sexual maturity), and even that says nothing to the very intricate interpersonal relationships dogs can get into... every bit as complex as human ones, if not more so, which means there is always that possibility of the pebble in your cog that hinks up the whole thing. It only takes one bad apple. And high drive dominant males can make your life haaaaaaaaaaaard if you aren't fully prepared to deal with it (which by "deal" could very well mean you have to play doggy roulette for the rest of said dogs' natural lives).
Besides, if you are serious with this "police line" business... I'm not sure you fully understand what this entails, at least in regards to what you seem to want. No litter is perfect, or universal, so even a hard lining litter can produce the proverbial "dud", sweet, laid back house pet sort of dog... but boy oh boy are those odds stacked against you. ESPECIALLY with a high strung breed like the Malinois (/Dutchie, same difference). That is NOT a house pet, even for someone who DOES want that sort of blood. If you want to dedicate yourself to some serious training, are open to outside help willing to work these dogs with you, and plan on more than "just" lovable companion, then maybe... but personally I would rather earn my training chops on a more reasonable breed first before taking on that "monster".
I'm not the person to ask RE Beauc, though I can tell you from what I DO know of the breed it is also likely far beyond what you are interested in.
For GSDs, "straight backed" doesn't mean a lot, Am lines have "straight backs" too, in fact it is specifically called for in their standard. What you are surely thinking of is angulation, which comes from the dog's rear, and is a debate for another thread. The point is, do not marry yourself to the idea of the dog's looks before you take more time to REALLY consider what you want out of it. A GSD could easily meet your criteria... he could also easily make your life a living hell. Lots of breeders use cheap buzz terms like "straight backed" or "old fashioned" to pilfer their sub-par dogs to the "anti-show dog" crowd who think everything that isn't fresh off the IPO fields in Germany is crippled garbage (WOW what a funny joke that is!). In reality, it shows a deep lack of understanding regarding these dogs, their breeding, and what said an individual really wants from such an animal.
If you want a bad guard dog, you're already barking up the wrong tree. If you want a stable, happy go lucky cuddle bug, perhaps tone down those expectations and start looking for something that was actually bred to be that. Not saying you can't find it here, but you've stacked all the odds against you in a big way.
Remember, you have nothing to prove... get a dog that actually meets your needs and lifestyle, not just one to "show" the world you can make a nice house pet out of a steam engine. Mostly likely, you will fail at this endeavor.
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