|Barked: Tue Dec 11, '12 6:44am PST |
|I'm hoping to get a Hovawart next year, although nothing is set in stone. I'm very interested in importing a puppy from a really great breeder that i've been in contact with for months. Their dogs are titled in the sports i'm interested in and working qualities are first and foremost their priority. They've just had confirmation of pregnancy of a really promising mating that i've registered interest in. I really love both dogs in this mating. However, i've also been talking to another breeder who has been explaining that because there is no work/show split, technically ALL Hovawarts should have the working qualities i'm looking for, after all, they are a working breed. But as much as i admire the dogs here in this country i've not seen any even remotely titled to the extent the breeder i'm interested has on their dogs. There is one kennel here that takes part in Working Trials and other breeders do a bit of agility and obedience, but nothing that really makes me go WOW, if you know what i mean.
What are the chances of getting a "drivey" pup from dogs that are not titled or even competing in the sports i'm interested in? I'm very interested in tracking, maybe working trials, schutzhund etc and who knows what else. However am i making things unnecessarily complicated by importing a puppy when i could find something that would suit my needs closer to home?
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