Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Great Mills, MD
I saw the trailer for the show and it didn't sit well. They are running the commercials constantly. I feel like this could be a bad thing; everytime a popular TV show or movie comes out that prominently features a dog, that breed becomes super popular. After the movie Bolt came out, people were constantly asking what breeder my dog came from so they could get one just like mine. I was never so happy to say that Finn came from her very last litter.
I can see the popularity of Malis and GSDs going through the roof, but what's worse is that there's going to be a whole ton of half trained protection dogs running around. I don't know anything about protection training much past bite work, but I know that, in the wrong hands, a bite work trained dog is not a good thing.
I can see people running out to buy these high drive GSDs and Malis, but what's going to happen is in a year, there's going to be a huge explosion of these dogs in shelters due to BYBs churning out as many puppies as their dogs can make or from owners who bought a pup from a reputable breeder, but don't understand the commitment it takes to get your dog to the level that they are showing on the show.
It's going to be interesting, no matter what.
RIP Sebastian, Baby, Cheyenne, Baxter. Gone but never forgotten.
Finnian The Irish Lad WGSD: SAR
Abeni the Little Warrior: Pomeranian rescue.
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