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This is a discussion on SAR breeds? within the Working Dogs forums, part of the Dog Shows and Performance category; here in iceland where we have both earthquakes and avalanches I've seen mostly labradors being trained as search dogs. my cousin actually trained one or ...

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Old 09-18-2013, 05:42 AM
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here in iceland where we have both earthquakes and avalanches I've seen mostly labradors being trained as search dogs. my cousin actually trained one or two.
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Labs are probably the most common for disaster search. They are easy to train and easy to live with lol. They lack most of the issues that living with mals or dutch shepherds present
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Labs are probably the most common for disaster search. They are easy to train and easy to live with lol. They lack most of the issues that living with mals or dutch shepherds present
oh yes my cousin's search dog was a black lab and a wonderful family dog, which is very good as she has young children.
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I don't see it very likely I would go with a lab in all honesty, I like them, just not for me. I like the Shepherd and BC intensity. If I had a family it would be different though. I thought about it last night and I think 4 years is about when I would be able to do this if I decided to.

I guess that's a sufficient amount of time to think about it too

I am really leaving towards the Malinois, my trainer told me yesterday that she could see me with a Malinois because I have the dedication for one. Her and many people she knows have had one, so that's nice to hear.

I think the ones I like most are the Malinois, Dutch Shepherds and the BC's.

Remy was very high intensity as a puppy, but I'm assuming a Mal is that x10. Right now, I definitely don't have the means for one, but my plan for the next 10 years is to work in the bush on the late spring, summer and early fall. Then I will be skiing all winter, so I think it would fit perfectly with my lifestyle. During my working time the dog would come out to work with me as well anyways.

My trainer is going to teach me some SAR basics with Remy when she gets back, so I'm excited for that. I think they do demonstrations at ski hills sometimes, so I will look out for those too.
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So as soon as I pay off my credit card I need new touring equipment... right? RIGHT?!

Does anyone know of any good Malinois breeders in Canada or even the US? I'll probably have to fly a puppy if the time comes, so I would rather one that is going to not have to be in a plane for 10 hours. I would just like to start talking to breeders now, etc.

I was looking at some breeders online last night and I noticed a lot are line breeding and inbreeding (one I saw was grandfather to granddaughter and one was father to daughter). Anyone have opinions about that? That might be a whole nother thread.
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No, unfortunately not online. I have found a similar article about an avalanche recscue Rottie online - it's in German, though.

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So as soon as I pay off my credit card I need new touring equipment... right? RIGHT?!

Does anyone know of any good Malinois breeders in Canada or even the US? I'll probably have to fly a puppy if the time comes, so I would rather one that is going to not have to be in a plane for 10 hours. I would just like to start talking to breeders now, etc.

I was looking at some breeders online last night and I noticed a lot are line breeding and inbreeding (one I saw was grandfather to granddaughter and one was father to daughter). Anyone have opinions about that? That might be a whole nother thread.
I've taken a break for a few years, but may possibly start back in three years.

I tend to stay away from AKC malinois. Loganhaus kennels is a good one. There are a few upcoming breedings from a friend in Florida. On dutch shepherds Van Leeuwens is who I recommend.
Mohawks malinois, I've heard lots of good on, not personally seen their dogs. My favorite though are Ot Vitosha dogs.

Inbreeding and line breeding can be a good thing, but only if done properly and crossed back out.
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I've taken a break for a few years, but may possibly start back in three years.

I tend to stay away from AKC malinois. Loganhaus kennels is a good one. There are a few upcoming breedings from a friend in Florida. On dutch shepherds Van Leeuwens is who I recommend.
Mohawks malinois, I've heard lots of good on, not personally seen their dogs. My favorite though are Ot Vitosha dogs.

Inbreeding and line breeding can be a good thing, but only if done properly and crossed back out.
Sorry, you have bred dogs, is that what you meant?

Looking at the Ot Vitosha dogs online right now. Beautiful dogs.

Now, I'm not that familiar on different lines and that sort of thing. Do you know of any resources to help me figure it out? Maybe some history?

I'm very new to this whole thing, but you have to start somewhere right?
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Other than just researching breeders I don't know of anything. Almost the entire breed is still working lines, so just choose a good breeder who works his dogs, and the pedigree has enough that are working in the type of venue you choose.
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Personally, I think the bloodhounds are the best.

But I haven't had a chance to ever work with or see another breed work. I would love to though.
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