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    Quote Originally Posted by grevillea47 View Post
    Congratulations! It seems a bit odd that Merlin could be Champion dog and not know basic commands? Guess it doesn't matter now and he looks to be a gorgeous boy!
    How is he settling in? Is Panda happy to have a new companion?
    I was talking to a Golden Retriever breeder yesterday who is selling a 13 month old female who has been showed and she also said that her dog didn't know basic commands. She said this is because they have to do different things at dog shows and the commands we're most accustomed to are not on that list. Because the dog was able to pick up the show commands she assured me that the sit/drop/shake type of commands would come easily since the dog was able to master the show commands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi9 View Post
    I was talking to a Golden Retriever breeder yesterday who is selling a 13 month old female who has been showed and she also said that her dog didn't know basic commands. She said this is because they have to do different things at dog shows and the commands we're most accustomed to are not on that list. Because the dog was able to pick up the show commands she assured me that the sit/drop/shake type of commands would come easily since the dog was able to master the show commands.
    i dont know how someone could cope with a dog that doesnt know how to sit My dogs only ever get what they want if they sit for it first!

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    yeah I don't get it either, you'd think you'd just teach them everything. It's one of the reasons we decided not to go for that particular dog

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    What happened to his gorgeous coat?
    Ive never seen a shaved one before. Looks nowt like a puli without it. But he is lovely and landed on his feet with you!
    welcome, even without the dreads

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    This is just my opinion, but i hate the normal puli coat! always have, always will! I have long hair that gets knotted easily... and when its knotted it feels horrible and heavy. I hate to think how uncomfortable Puli's must get sometimes! And i think they look much nicer when they're shaved! you can actually see their beautiful face!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grevillea47 View Post
    Congratulations! It seems a bit odd that Merlin could be Champion dog and not know basic commands? Guess it doesn't matter now and he looks to be a gorgeous boy!
    How is he settling in? Is Panda happy to have a new companion?
    the only thing he was trained in is how to do the show walk etc, you can tell he was a show dog from the way he walks and runs. he does it like royalty! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    What happened to his gorgeous coat?
    Ive never seen a shaved one before. Looks nowt like a puli without it. But he is lovely and landed on his feet with you!
    welcome, even without the dreads
    Bernie, they were all in bad shape. the rescue needed to shave them to see the damage. Lucky they did because he had grass seeds. Others had other problems too and i personally dont feel he needs to have a coat like that because there is no point. it's hardly comfortable for them. In all pictures i've seen of corded pulis there all panting all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    This is just my opinion, but i hate the normal puli coat! always have, always will! I have long hair that gets knotted easily... and when its knotted it feels horrible and heavy. I hate to think how uncomfortable Puli's must get sometimes! And i think they look much nicer when they're shaved! you can actually see their beautiful face!
    I agree with you maddog, I wouldn't like it so why should i put him through it? I might let it grow abit over winter but in summer i'd definately shave it off again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by candi9 View Post
    yeah I don't get it either, you'd think you'd just teach them everything. It's one of the reasons we decided not to go for that particular dog
    Apparently there a very intelligent dog and learn pretty quickly.
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    Most show dogs are not taught how to sit, because the owners do not want them to sit in the show ring, and they think the dog cannot tell the difference between other places, and the show ring. Of course there are champion obedience dogs who also show, so not a real problem for the dog, only the owner.

    So getting a dog that has only done showing, who doesn't know sit (and was probably punished every time he tried it) isn't very surprising to me. He was almost certainly taught to never sit. He probably has a gorgeous stack tho (angled stand). And you can probably look in his mouth and ears without a struggle.

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