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    Dutch Shepherd Litter Arriving in April

    Boris (Imp Bel) MRII Boris currently the only Dutch Shepherd male in Australia with a recognised working title. Boris is titled in Mondioring II with an excellent working pedigree, being the son of Tommy (Lewin). Boris has an extremely hard bite, highly driven and an intimidating nature. Boris loves work is all-round and exceptional dog. I have found Boris to be easy to work and he has a good ability to read most situations in a working environment. Meggie (Imp Bel) IPO1 Meggie is an all-around great dog. Calm nerves highly driven. Meggie currently lives in a family environment but in the past she has been a demo dog. She is environmentally sound social and has all the great attributes that is the Dutch Shepherd Dog. Progeny from Boris and Meggie are available for inspection. I will post more photos in the new few weeks. This will more than likely be the last breeding of this pair. Two females have been booked already from this litter. $3000 per pup. Private buyers: Deposits are required to secure a pup $300 Government agencies: purchase order is required to secure a pup. Due to uncertainty in breeding deposits will be refunded within 7 days if the order for the pup cannot be filled. Terms of sale are also applicable on these dogs. More details HERE Contact me at info@workingdutchshpherds.com.au www.workingdutchshepherds.com.au 0416161309
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    [=Amy Pattison;15938][=John Evans;15923]If you’re breeding working dogs and you’re primarily concerned with conformation (as in the breed standard recognised by “Kennel Clubs”) then in the case of GSDs you’d be hard pressed to breed anything worth a carrot as a working dog. You breed from proven genetic qualities you want, especially in working dogs; those genetic qualities/traits may produce courage, character, reliability, fitness, size, other physical attributes such as grip etc and are tried and tested from progeny to progeny, appearance (as in a pretty dog) is probably the last thing working dog trainers are concerned about. If you are breeding show dogs then conformation is paramount in your genetic search, and we know how much most show GSDs depart from working GSDs both physically and mentally, as do show Malinois.[/] I agree. Neither is a balanced approach, i personally see conformation as the dog itself not whether it is straight in pastern or wet in the head (my breed) aesthetics are not essential to a work animal, but conformation which is breed type, and Good health is... Personally, i think the word "conformation" is swapped for the word "Aesthetic" in these discussions, as when we say pretty dogs this is Aesthetic.[/] Amy, I think people often get the wrong end of the stick regarding conformation and the breed standards. Fax vom Grenzganger had good conformation Kkl 1 rating even an SG rated working line dog is good conformation and breedworthy, but neither would win a show. It's like a Schutzhund titled dog will comply with temperament and character, but may not win a Schutzhund sporting trial, but within a breeding I think these basics should be aspired to. If a working line GSD achieves an SG show rating it's good enough and passes the breedworthy test, but if it has a disqualifying fault, it shouldn't be bred regardless of it's working ability which the dog then becomes an extreme at one end. A good working dog doesn't need show winning conformation, it needs only compliant conformation without disqualifying faults. A GSD must have an SG rating to compete at a WUSV Schutzhund trial which all WUSV entrants are considered dogs of breed standards compliance. Cheers Nev