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#312235 - 03/31/14 12:14 AM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Catnip]
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Originally Posted By: Catnip
I know I'm late to the party here but what about retired military working dogs? The husband and I had planned to go that direction but we had a 12 lb little alpha boy to worry about so we went with a puppy. Our next GSD will be a retired MWD though and many of them are ready for a slower pace so do not need all the exercise of younger dogs of any breed and they are very well trained well before you get them.

Maybe I misread, I didn't read all the posts. If they can't handle a GSD and asked about another breed, why could they handle a retired military dog.

My friend trains Malinois for the military. You think a family could handle a military dog if they can't handle a pet GSD? They are crazy animals.
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#345250 - 09/17/17 11:02 PM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Harley120R]
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might depend a bit on what they were trained for in the military - I.E. difference between a patrol dog and drug detection or S&R dogs, perhaps.

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#345251 - 09/17/17 11:02 PM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Codmaster]
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A couple of national level IPO dogs I know are really great pets, kids and all; others not so much!

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#345295 - 09/22/17 10:35 AM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: Codmaster]
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OP was 4.5 years ago. Wonder what the outcome was.
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#345311 - 09/22/17 07:21 PM Re: What breed would you recommend... [Re: PaddyD]
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Haha, good question. It would be nice to know.
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