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 Post subject: Re: Basic Bloodlines
Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:53 pm 
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So Hans......what bloodline or dogs bring in sharpness?

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 Post subject: Re: Basic Bloodlines
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:12 pm 
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Sharpness? You mean easy to trigger into attack?
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 Post subject: Re: Basic Bloodlines
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:20 pm 
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Yes. That is what I mean.

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 Post subject: Re: Basic Bloodlines
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:28 pm 
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We are trying to eliminate that fromour program. But it probably would be 2nd line. High ability to go into anger mode.
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 Post subject: Re: Basic Bloodlines
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:18 pm 
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I thought sharpness also related to ability to react to threat independently like a K-9 would need a higher degree of shrarpness then a sports dog or pet.


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 Post subject: Re: Basic Bloodlines
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:10 pm 
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No, I do not think that is sharpness even so it would demostrate itself that way. In Czech it would be understud that way. In USA, what you are describing is more territoriality(?). In USA sharp dog is like a hair trigger gun.
I do no think that is good characteristic. In Czech when they say sharp dog they mean aggressive, serious, high level of allertness and protectivness. That is a good characteristic, but that is not the way the sharpness is understud in USA.
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 Post subject: Re: Basic Bloodlines
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:40 pm 
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Well I do really very much prefer a sharp dog as long as he is otherwise temperamentally sound. What I mean by sharp is yes somewhat of a hair trigger. Once they think something is a threat then they react to it very fast and very aggressively. I do realize that most people do not like that kind of dog and do not believe it is a good trait in the GSD but nevertheless it is what I like for myself. I have had a couple dogs in my lifetime that were truly sharp. They were the best. Now it is hard to find another like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Basic Bloodlines
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:08 pm 
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can sharp be a desirable trait.


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 Post subject: Re: Basic Bloodlines
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:16 pm 
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Question:
Is not sharpness only desired if the dog's drives and nerves enable him to discern a threat from a non-threat?
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 Post subject: Re: Basic Bloodlines
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:25 pm 
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Solo,

thats a good point and answers my question I believe.


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