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    That makes perfect sense. I think it really does depend how much work you put into it. I am not one to just own a dog and not put any work in. Whenever I see badly behaved dogs it makes me even more determined to make sure my dog is a model citizen! Having said that there are some breeds that I would stay away from because I really wouldn't feel confident I could deal with them properly IYKWIM

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    Yes, I understand what you mean completely! I could never deal with Chihuahuas - I'm hopeless with them after many bad experiences. But I also realise that was the owners faults, not the dogs.
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    I don't consider Schutzhund as aggression, my dogs were working, and enjoying their work no different to when they would do agility etc, their tails wagging, faces smiling..... It was just another side of training and keeping in mind that the dogs are highly trained and controlled, it is probably one true test of a dogs temperament and stability....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    I don't find it so cute when I get bitten on the leg by an agressive chi when previously the owners had encouraged bad behaviour... nasty little dog that thing was.
    Well then I would classify you as someone with a firm hand.
    Im not saying you think its cute, im saying other people do.
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    I would have to agree with the post Kaz Tarja wrote.
    Siberian Huskies let alone Malamutes, akita's etc are defiantly not for first time dog owners.

    They can be quite the handful (although my two aren't) and people really shouldn't be all about looks, they might look absolutely stunning but they've got the personality to boot!

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    DA, what I meant was, would you consider Schutzhund as agression, or not? Like the act of latching onto a persons arm (being trained to do it of course), would you consider that as an act of aggression or would you consider that to be just another action a dog is trained to do, like, 'sit'?

    Sorry for my lack of understanding about Schutzhund, I've got barely any idea about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    DA, what I meant was, would you consider Schutzhund as agression, or not? Like the act of latching onto a persons arm (being trained to do it of course), would you consider that as an act of aggression or would you consider that to be just another action a dog is trained to do, like, 'sit'?

    Sorry for my lack of understanding about Schutzhund, I've got barely any idea about it
    Oh right, got ya. Thanks for elaborating Boxer.

    Would I classify it as aggression - nope, absolutely not. In it's right form and with it's original purpose, it is controlled training IMO.

    I cannot comment regarding the fact that it is a sport for many ppl and their dogs these days, just as is obedience and agility - I know this sort of training regiment it only as a professional requirment for working dogs, which I think some ppl might possibly see as a different scenario?

    It is a controlled training under ALL circumstances, and always should be. Therefore the reason of why I would not consider it aggression in any way or form. However, any dog and owner who has lost that controlling ability, yes, very much so I beleive it would then become a deadly form of aggression with only one outcome, I'm afraid.
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    Any dog can be aggressive and had bad behaviour if brought up incorrectly or mistreated.

    I rescued a lab a year or so ago from an abusive home and she was so aggressive it wasn't funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Oh right, got ya. Thanks for elaborating Boxer.

    Would I classify it as aggression - nope, absolutely not. In it's right form and with it's original purpose, it is controlled training IMO.

    I cannot comment regarding the fact that it is a sport for many ppl and their dogs these days, just as is obedience and agility - I know this sort of training regiment it only as a professional requirment for working dogs, which I think some ppl might possibly see as a different scenario?

    It is a controlled training under ALL circumstances, and always should be. Therefore the reason of why I would not consider it aggression in any way or form. However, any dog and owner who has lost that controlling ability, yes, very much so I beleive it would then become a deadly form of aggression with only one outcome, I'm afraid.
    I have the most people loving Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and i would do Schutzhund with her in a heart beat if it was offered here, she would love it!

    I have a hard to own breed, the Bull Terrier, pigheaded, stubborn, wont do anything unless he gets something from it, will push you every day, he is 8 this year and still pushes. They are a dog that you have to be on top of all the time, where i found kaos, once she learned the rules, she was fine, At knows the rules, and tests them every bloody day.

    I believe a first time owner can own a bully, but you have to be ready to be the top dog and not let them get away with anything - If they want something the will do all they can, cant go around something? Ok, well they just go through it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrorbull View Post
    I have the most people loving Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and i would do Schutzhund with her in a heart beat if it was offered here, she would love it!

    I have a hard to own breed, the Bull Terrier, pigheaded, stubborn, wont do anything unless he gets something from it, will push you every day, he is 8 this year and still pushes. They are a dog that you have to be on top of all the time, where i found kaos, once she learned the rules, she was fine, At knows the rules, and tests them every bloody day.

    I believe a first time owner can own a bully, but you have to be ready to be the top dog and not let them get away with anything - If they want something the will do all they can, cant go around something? Ok, well they just go through it!!
    I'm sorry, i had to laugh.
    My mum has had hers since he was a pup and he'd be around 6 months of age now.
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    He's is actually really really well behaved and my mum hasn't had a dog for 10 or so years! He has done what most puppies do.. destroy things, dig etc Only thing i can fault on this breed if their not socialised they'll become aggressive, although with a lot of breeds this can happen, Although not my kelpie x I rescued! I was around with my two sibes and he got aggressive towards my bitch and they had it out, she put him back in his place (which i wont stop her from doing, he was out of line) she ended up cutting underneath his jaw, he soon learnt his lesson.

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