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Old 08-08-2009, 09:37 AM
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There are a few breeders in the US who are breeding Dobes for work that seem to have a stockier build over all to them. Might be something to look into... I know one of them was trying out a Airdale/Dobie cross with quite a bit of success (bringing working strains of Airdales back to life)
I had a friend who had an Airedale/Doberman cross (he thought he was buying a pure bred Doberman). Thor was AMAZING. One of my favorite dogs, ever and an able guard dog. He pinned three guys who were trying to steal parts off of Dave's car in a corner until the cops came.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:52 AM
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There's a guy on a working dog forum I belong to who breeds working Airedales. I would NOT want to be on the business end of one of those. Think JRT attitude and fearlessness with the ability to back it up.
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like dan said, in the end its going to be a helper issue for the most part. my euro bitch has a nice neck - the thicker neck many people see isn't even in euro working lines, its the show line dogs too. some breeders in the us take the elegance to an extreme and the dogs are just in general lacking bone and substance. but like i said, my euro bitch is light on bone and has a very delicate neck, but she hits pretty hard. as long as people *catch* her safely, its no problem.
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There's a guy on a working dog forum I belong to who breeds working Airedales. I would NOT want to be on the business end of one of those. Think JRT attitude and fearlessness with the ability to back it up.
Yah, if I wanted a smaller guardian type dog, a working Airedale would likely be at the top of my list.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:05 AM
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Dobermans were developed specificaly for human protection. By Lewis Dobermann of Germany for protection on his tax collection routes. He used Rotties which, although not as heavy a dobe is very sturdy and powerful. Greyhounds were also used for speed. We have a close family friend who is a cop, and when he was working with the K9 unit, doing bitework training he told us the hardest he was ever bit was by a doberman. It was also the doberman that knocked him off his feet, not the GSDs. Our PD has one dobe and three GSDs on the force. So far the dobe is the only one to have won two awards for his work.
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sounds like your department needs buy their GSD's from somebody else then.
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sounds like your department needs buy their GSD's from somebody else then.
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sounds like your department needs buy their GSD's from somebody else then.
All I'm saying, is dobermans are perfectly capable of bite work.
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It was also the doberman that knocked him off his feet, not the GSDs.
Sounds like your department needs to meet a mali.
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Sounds like your department needs to meet a mali.
They have had 'em in the past.
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