Not sure I understand your point... how is grip or bite (same thing) work involved in OB,SAR,Agility, Tracking...and Other could be flyball or frisbee, which arguably might be grip, but for my purpose in asking about Dog Sport, I meant to ask, about protection bitework, and so the If NO selection was expected to only be filled out by those not doing any bitework, but clearly, folks doing bitework are also often doing other things, and so voted there too.
Clearly, folks who promote working lines support bitework and protection sports, and yet the divide between showline and workline
at times seems pretty acrimonious in some threads, and yet, simultaneously, some showline breeders seek to insure their progeny can in fact work.
That bitework is so misunderstood, even here among gsd hosts and causes some threads to go completely down the tubes, along with the failure of the AKC/WDS program and the impending divorce of the UKC & SDA relationship, and the political frackus between the UScA/AWDF and the GSDCA/WDA organizations is enough to make one's head spin. It's not just here, the RSV2000 and the SV in the motherland mimics the malaise here. My fear is between the politically correct wonks running the HSUS and PETA, milking the
public for lobbying dollars and promoting BSL, one day, it may become very hard to find a good dog and train it, if not illegal.
So I thought I'd try to find out just how essential we as a group think bitework is. Granted, it's a small sampling of dog enthusiasts. While the board boasts 12 thousand users, it's never had even a couple hundred logged in at one time. Folks come and go.
Frankly, I'm happy 20 people responded, and hope more will. We had about 70 folk on today...here's hoping more respond. My hope is the anonymity of the poll would encourage participation.
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