Oct 3, 2003, 9:53 PM
Re: [Xana] GS Czech or german lines...?
Good to see you here. Basicly SV had discovered its foundamental mistake making Showlines what it is today. It is good that some changes are being done to stop the degeneration of the breed. While Working line GSD people will probably never agree with Showlines GSD's standards interpretation, that is altogether another story to tell. Anyway, these 2 lines had gone through over 100 years of evolution making these 2 dogs totally a different dogs altogether. Perhaps it would be best it these remain this way. Let the showlines feature in the ring where they does best and let the working lines remain working and in service.
I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and glad to hear that in Czech Republic, shows standards are stricter in that sense This is definately good news to the ears.
Anyway, SchH trials although they use the same format, there are 2 types. For showdogs the training and presentation are different than working dogs. The stress level is way different. Therefore not all dogs having SchH3 title are an automatic good worker. As Pollux said well, never seen any showline dogs in the top 10 placing in BSP, nor in WUSV nor in FCI world comp.
Nevertheless as a personal opinion, I prefer the 2 lines to be recognised as a different breed as their temprement, nerve, and working drive are totally different altogether.
"Take this trouble for me:
Make sure my shepherd dog remains a working dog, for I have struggled all my life long for that aim ."
Rittmeister Capt. Max von Stephanitz (1864-1936)
(This post was edited by PSD on Oct 3, 2003, 10:05 PM)