SHOW DOG VS WORKING
DOG....What's the difference?
sometimes asked is what 'type' of dogs I own or
what 'lines' I have...are they 'working lines' or 'show lines'?
"Both" - I breed
German Shepherd dogs!
A German Shepherd Dog is a
working dog, therefore correct construction as well as correct
temperament is essential for
performance and endurance!
the goal of a good breeder is to breed 'correct' German
Shepherd Dogs - dogs that are correctly structured, sound both
physically and mentally, pleasing to the eye and can turn
a paw to the task asked of them - whether that be as a family
companion, a service dog, a competition dog, a SAR dog, a
show dog or whatever. We aim to breed a dog with a correct body
structure which produces
an effortless enduring gait accompanied by a sound, trainable temperament.
Why settle for less?
"It must surely
be more satisfactory to own a good-looking working dog than
one that looks all wrong everywhere, so the wise ones consider
beauty when seeking brains even if they pay greater attention
to the latter."
"And there are, happily,
quite a number of enthusiasts who aim to have the best of both
worlds. They show their dogs in the beauty classes and run
them in obedience - and undoubtedly they are on the right
-J. Schwabacher & T.Gray
At "Camnusch" we aim for a correct dog
(mind, body & spirit)... without exaggeration.
Our dogs are not perfect
by any means, and we'll openly tell you their faults
and any faults carried within their lines ... to the very best
of our knowledge anyway. We take our breeding seriously and
believe strongly that breeding to extremes is
certainly NOT what V. Stephanitz (the father of the breed)
envisaged for his GSD...therefore 'correct' will always
be what we strive toward at 'Camnusch' both in structure and
& Versatility...Why settle for less?
Theresa & Terry Lewis