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Anyone know if any are available locally and what the going rate for a male pup would be?
Try contacting @ShawnM
I don't know how much knowledge you have about dog breeds, but my guess is you gain the info you need and maybe already have some experience with this kind of dog from the army. Many people don't know there are working dogs and show dogs, the difference is like night and day. The words working and show dog says it all. These dogs are bred for different purposes, for the show dog is the appearance most important, and their working skills are no longer present at all in most of these dogs. My friend has just bought a female puppy for 20 k, Belgian Malinois, he wants a male but the dog breeder told him all males were reserved for the police. I train German and Belgian shepherd in many years, obedience, tracks, and defense work. In the Philippines, defense work are only allowed for people who work in the army or police
I never worked with dogs in the military but my family has had many different breeds, including German Shepherds, over the years. I have also had several large active breeds in the US myself. I'm aware of the activity levels these breeds require and have the money, time and lifestyle to accommodate.
Just be aware of the difference between working and show dogs, I don't think a show dog is for you, soft like butter and get easily scared, the working dog is mentally strong and hard, can read a situation even when not trained, know the difference between god and bad people, and most dogs take action and will protect both you and your home. I meet people here who believe they have working dogs when it is show dogs, I never say anything, all of us have the best dog in the world in our own eyes
Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary have just posted (on their Facebook page) a piece that highlights this regarding a Belgian Malinois they have rescued from being put down after it bit its owner
After seeing several pups and their parents today I decided against a German Shepard. Several King Shepards in the area and those are just too big (fine for me but got a "wtf!?" when my gf saw the mother and I explained the father was even bigger, I want her to be comfortable with the full grown version and not just the cute puppy size) and shed far too much for keeping in the house, with additional hip/joint issues down the road.
I found some regular German Shepherd pups with a mom that had a very sweet, labrador level, temperament. However, even with the mom being freshly bathed and obviously taken care of the shedding was too much for me.
I decided against the Belgian Malinois since my gf has little experience with aggressive/high maintenance/high energy working dogs. I figured I would go with something a bit more manageable for her and, more importantly, my sanity.
After some research I decided to go with a husky. Shedding still an issue but it seems this breed does so seasonally...or maybe not since the season doesn't really change much here. I guess I'll find out. I was also concerned with the heat here being a bit much for the breed but it appears they adapt to warmer climates and have little issue as long as you take some basic precautions.
It has only been half a day but I'm quite happy with this pup. It has a playful but gentle temperament and when the tv comes on it sits and watched quietly.
I am waiting the day you hurl yourself downhill from Valencia to Dumaguete on a sled, pulled by your husky whilst shouting "mush, mush" (you can insert a comma after "husky" if you wish ).
Congrats on the new puppy! Where did you get him from? I've been wanting to get a golden but they are very hard to find. Did you decide that a lab was not for you, and if so why?
Thanks. A breeder in Valencia had one remaining pup. I didn't see any labs there though. I never really liked that breed. Just don't like the look of them. They are also probably one of the least intimidating breeds out there, behind golden retrievers.