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    So pretty soon I am going to get another dog, next half dozen months or so, Yes much deliberation, much soul searching, and decided the breed I may choose I will be using for it's build and temperament, you know that man made over eons function that was conceived and was bred for.

    Not just the companion stuff, that's an added bonus imo an add on, like an app lol.

    What concerns if any do people have about proposed function in breeds?

    obviously fighting bred dogs shouldn't fight this day and age, baiting dogs .
    shouldn't bait other animals etc.

    Hopeful for a grand discussion.
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    I like to see a dog that looks like it would be capable of doing what it was bred for.
    These days, there just isn't the opportunity to actually DO what the breed was intended to do, but they still should appear as though they could.

    I'll use mine as an example, Brody the Poodle. They were bred for swimming and retrieving.
    Brody has a lot of stamina, and plenty of reach and drive, he could run or swim for hours.
    I definitely don't go out duck hunting, but it's nice to know that given the opportunity I know he could fulfill his intended duties.

    Chinese Cresteds were bred as ratters and alarms. My boy is very quiet in general, but will alert me to any noises outside. He is also extremely fast on his feet and very agile. Again, it's nice to know he could fulfill his job.

    I didn't pick my dogs based on what their intended jobs were, but once I decided on the other factors, I then looked at breeders who bred dogs I think fitted the breed standard and workability the best.

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    like my old staffy
    Proteting me loyal allway there for me and mum trust her to bring me home every nigth
    And find me whant im not home she had a keen seit of smell to
    had big musal body too like a sec garad too for me
    gota love a staffy thay a allways there for you
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    I like my newf's because we do train for Water Rescue, they love water. They also love to do draft work (pulling cart) Make great therapy dogs, because they love people, hence we like our therapy work. And it is Innate in them to rescue people. hence if not trained they can be a nuisance at the waters edge, because they want to "save" people, especially kids.
    They are protectors of Family, but not too good about property. Generally very laid back and social, because of what they were bred for.
    They are also self sufficient and thinkers, problem solvers. They love fishing and even though they look big and awkward are good at it.
    Anyway I am a little one-sided when it comes to newfies, I just love friendly and social dogs
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    excellent I know the Standard poodle was the 'puddle dog' also used well by the french police. never knew about the newfoundland.
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    Star is ok?

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Whats worrg with star
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    I guess no herding dog should herd without permission and direction from the boss. And no human should have one of the dogs bred to run far without providing enough exercise.

    And that takes training and regular exercise time. But I do think that what makes herding dogs great is how smart they are and how eager most of them are to please.

    It is a suprise to find a small grey fluffy much more trainable as far as recall goes than my own dog though. Curses.

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    Like me and ruby i tock 4years to fully train her to jump and she was good at it and she had good stamina rilly good she cohod run for ages and for to tiere her out i had a ride a bike ruby loved to run just loved it
    i miss her sad oh ruby why did you have to die why girl
    why did you have to go
    i miss you so much ruby
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I guess no herding dog should herd without permission and direction from the boss. And no human should have one of the dogs bred to run far without providing enough exercise.

    And that takes training and regular exercise time. But I do think that what makes herding dogs great is how smart they are and how eager most of them are to please.

    It is a suprise to find a small grey fluffy much more trainable as far as recall goes than my own dog though. Curses.
    This is an interesting discussion. And I thought the herding dogs comment shows that we probably like the traits that allow dogs to do their jobs - like intelligence - instead of just basic intstincts.

    Personally when I was looking for a rescue dog, I did take into account the (possible) breeds and I didn't want a dog that was "too clever for its own good". Like a GSD for example. We had GSDs when I grew up and they just needed to be constantly entertained.

    I adored my staghound x because she was so easy to understand. "If it moves, chase it. If nothing moves, chill." Once I got that, we got on very well. Though now I've contradicted myself, because the chasing thing is probably pure instinct! I'm totally confusing myself now, but I'm still trying to get my head round the whole breed issue. (And I've had a few glasses of red.)
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