js_finland wrote: Niro wrote:
I forgot to mention this dog - i believe in this one - Don Diego Harten Kern
:D He look very good with strong bones and a strong head, very correct in type (i see him @ the IDC this year) and more important he did one of the best performances @ the Koerung 2008 with 1A
Niro (or anybody else) - did you see Don Diego in Körung two years ago? Naturally talented or well trained?
Are there any videos of this stud working? None at least on Youtube I suppose. On the other hand plenty of still pictures have been published, e.g. here: http://www.vom-harten-kern.com/Don%20Diego1.htm
Sry i have only seen him working (Koer) in video - but in show live
Still i have a opinion about this.. I think he pass the Koerung cause of his natural traits and not cause of the training..
His "wesen" in the Koer was described/rated as very high in Courage, hardness & fighting drive, high in working drive and medium sharpness..
So in relation to this topic > "good looking dogs who can work" - Don Diego should be a natural choice - it is of course possible to find stronger work dogs (as Bitten's prefer) but they do not look that good - not that i have in my mind at least..
Like i said in my post - Don Diego are a powerful short medium size male with strong bones & strong short back.. good angulation, very good chest..First of all his headtype are much better than most work-dogs - could be a little longer - the scull are a little broad in relation to the muzzle but still excellent parralell, strong jaws and powerful - excellent male
I think his pedigree also include excellent dogs, he has the triangle Jivago - Nitro - Gino Gomez - present in his pedigree - a combination found in many many good looking dogs who can work.. But as Bitten say - it is maybe a little high inbreeding on certain dogs.. And be aware of the fact there are some DCM in his lines (brother of the mother died young of Cardio) Still very interesting pedigree - his father produce excellent character in his offspring.. Note that the brother and the sister of Don Diego also passed the Koerung..