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Old 09-27-2009, 11:52 PM
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This just sickens me.

YouTube - History of the change in the german shepherd over the years

YouTube - German Shepherd half dog half frog
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:53 PM
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:56 PM
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:58 PM
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I know what you are talking about. Its just shows that even akc registered breeding is not always done with best intentions and properly This breed was beautiful with the slope back in the day, now it looks painful
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:08 AM
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Just put the titles into YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. or google.

You're preaching to the choir here Dober. I agree, it sucks.

On the other hand if you swapped everyone's showline GSD for a "good" working line dog the GSD would become the new "pitbull."

Let them have their frogs (lol as one article put it, dogs that look like they have a weight tied to their balls) and we'll keep our working lines as working lines. The two "types" can operate independently of each other just fine. It's a free country, after all, and although that isn't the best structure there are lots of showline dogs with good hips. So I would say you can have a frog with good hips, which means the dog isn't really suffering... I don't think? I do feel bad for people who buy a showline dog and think they've bought themselves the Rin Tin Tin of 2010 but they obviously didn't research at all (seriously, 15 minutes on Google will give you the low down on GSD's) and if it has any sort of temperament it will still likely be one of the better dogs they've owned.

At this point I have a much bigger problem with working line people who do not evaluate their breeding dogs honestly (ie, push them through to their Sch III with the help of a super trainer and then breed them with the justification that they got their Sch III...). At least at this point showlines have little to no effect on the working lines, but those people who are polluting the working lines... shame on them.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:13 AM
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I have a terrible time seeing the "new" german shepards. IT makes me personally sad so i will watch the links tomorrow. I saw one special that showed how they were unable to even run properly and that is just sad. I will take my dog with a straight back. Not looking like someone just hit him on the fanny. I will stick with the Rin tin tin types.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:14 AM
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Both showlines of GSD really just make me sad. The German showlines really aren't much better structure wise. There are some breeds that I truly cannot understand HOW the breeders think what they are doing is ethical.

As much as I prefer working lines in border collies at least the showline bcs are able to walk and move normally.... Things like GSDs, English bulldogs, etc make me just shake my head.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:32 AM
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the GSDs just make my skin crawl.. ugh!

and to think, ive been told that MY GSD was deformed!

looks pretty **** normal to me!
and it proves that the infamous "its just in the leg placement" excuse, is BS.. her legs are in the position but shes still shaped NORMALLY like a dog.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:42 AM
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My neighbor has one. beautiful for the first half..the head noble and proud. The back legs hock in and wobble.
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