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Quite some time ago, I had a conversation with a DDR breeder I was considering. They are not a kennel that works their dogs (they purchase breeding stock already titled or send them out to be titled). I asked this breeder if any of her pups go to work in the police force and they said,

"oh NO. None of them! Those people want a dog who will bite ANYTHING and I won't breed for that!"

Thoughts on this statement?
 

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"Thoughts on this statement":

:rolleyes2::spittingcoffee::rofl:
 

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I agree it is crazy. I had no response to it. But why on earth would a breeder even say this?
 

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"Why would a breeder even say this?":

Because they're STUPID!
 

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This is a big issue with many breeders who don't work their own dogs: they do NOT understand temperament and drives.
 

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and I assume their dogs won't bite anything.
Probably the type that wouldn't bite a helper if he had a steak tied to his arm.:)
 

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This is like a "breeder" website I saw. They were saying that they maintain the working drives of the dogs they breed by evaluating their tug play.

No, they won't do Schutzhund or any bite-training because they have a young child, and teaching their dogs to bit is to much of a risk - but they can tell everyting they need to know about their dogs by playing tug with them.

In other words - they just admited that their dogs are are too unstable for bite work.

How very reassuring!
 

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Bahahahahahahaah!!!!!! Omg!!!!!! Hahahahahaha!!!!!
 

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True, but often dogs like that don't last long on the street.
 

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The people who have the strongest opinions about working dogs like police, are usually the ones that don't work dogs or somebody told them something.....gives a whole new meaning to opinions are_____ ______, !
 

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*Cough*

Ummm....
 

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The people who have the strongest opinions about working dogs like police, are usually the ones that don't work dogs or somebody told them something.....gives a whole new meaning to opinions are_____ ______, !
This. One training group I used to hang with gave the impression that they thought Schutzhund people spend all their time discussing which brand of rubber hose was best for beating your dog. :rolleyes:
 

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This. One training group I used to hang with gave the impression that they thought Schutzhund people spend all their time discussing which brand of rubber hose was best for beating your dog. :rolleyes:
Well, how ELSE are ya gonna get that high level of Obedience? :p

Personally, I recommend the heavy duty rubber hoses - they stay flexible even in very cold weather. :smirk:
 
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