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    Once again the point seems to have sailed right over...

    The best dogs for training are any dog - it all depends on the handler and their understanding of their dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    Thanks for your replies guys.

    From what I've seen, working breeds tend to be the most intelligent and trainable. But maybe that's because they are expected to?
    From what you've personally seen where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Once again the point seems to have sailed right over...

    The best dogs for training are any dog - it all depends on the handler and their understanding of their dog
    Occy, I understand that it depends on the individual dog. I was asking on general terms. On general terms, in my experience working breeds have been more intellectual.

    So if the point sailed over my head. Please, enlighten me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    From what you've personally seen where?
    My mate who lives on a sheep farm has kelpies, I've seen her do hand gestures and they make all the sheep line up.

    When I was very little my aunt owned a red heeler. She could do a lot of tricks from what seemed like little training to me.

    My cousin owns a kelpie and again extremely intelligent.

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    Dis, I'm not sure I'd call a dog an intellectual. Intelligent (or not) yes.

    For example, the standard poodle is an extremely intelligent dog. Many breeds kept today as pets are not used as working dogs in any way or form.

    Also, one breed of dog can respond to different forms of training than others. Some do better with firm training, others do much better if dealt with very gentle and softly.

    For a huge percentage of it, it IS about the individual dog and who is training it, how, and what they are training it to do.

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    So you're basing this on what - 1 dog? 3? 10? 50?

    I've had experience with about 10 000 dogs and I am telling you what the case is - as have others

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    Kelpies IMO are an extremely intelligent dog, particularly when they are set to work to do what it is that comes naturally to them.

    They are bred to work cattle and sheep. They are bred to round up. They are bred to guard stock.

    Just as gun dogs are bred to hunt and retrieve; just as guard dogs are bred to guard and protect at all costs, and the list of breeds, or breed types, goes on...

    Watch gun dogs. Watch drug detector dogs. Watch truffle dogs. Watch all sorts of breeds perform obedience trials. They are all intelligent in some way or form.

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    I see what you mean DA. Poor wording. Well that's what I'm here for, to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    So you're basing this on what - 1 dog? 3? 10? 50?

    I've had experience with about 10 000 dogs and I am telling you what the case is - as have others
    Occy I said it was my experience...I was in no way saying I was right. Hence why I asked the question..

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    Thing is - you ask for advice and when you get it you still say you are right. I guess I must remember your age...

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