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Old 11-18-2008, 03:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: advice for a novice

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Thanks for the clarification. On the other hand, Mals are getting more popular in the service fields as compare to the other notable breed. Can I safely say that for those Mas that made it into services such as PSD or MWD, they are actually the exceptional ones as compare with the usual Mals that may be too nervy or hardheaded ? Someone was saying that a working GSD is a better option as an overall candidate. Cheers.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Not to discourage you, but working dogs will take a lot of your time and money. Maybe a pet quality working dog will serve you better? It will likely be almost as good a deterrent as a work quality dog.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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thanks all
great advice. i apprciate the advice and will continue my research.
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Re: advice for a novice

Thanks for the clarification. On the other hand, Mals are getting more popular in the service fields as compare to the other notable breed. Can I safely say that for those Mas that made it into services such as PSD or MWD, they are actually the exceptional ones as compare with the usual Mals that may be too nervy or hardheaded ? I agree those working are exceptional dogs. Someone was saying that a working GSD is a better option as an overall candidate. IMO, One needs to be certain that the GSD is indeed a working line- and has been screened for HD,I personally would want a Mal, even though I love my GSD Cammo, who is from a working line- I have also asked the guys in charge of the various police K9's in Fla. and they agree with and have also said to me, they feel that Mals are just to much for some of their novice handlers-but they can get a great working GSD, who will do the job just as well, but a little easier for new K9 officers to adapt to.
I also agree with Eros, working dogs take a lot of time and money, then you may get that exceptional dog. Mo
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Lebanon... Virginia...????

How could you know anyone from Florida..... Pftttt..... just don't make sense.

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Old 12-15-2008, 08:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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That's where she's from, Wayne.

When did you move to Virginia, anyway, Mo?
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hi Wayne....I just know lots of people - the dog world is actually very small.....I even know some good people from Ocala... hmmmm, I think you might know them too!...Kristen we moved up to Virginia around the end of October- crazy to leave Florida in the winter time- but the dogs are loving it-especially when it is snowing !!
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