by K9L1 on 01 August 2019 - 03:08
Seems like this is desirable in sport which has a strong social component and dogs should just fit in. Any views?
by duke1965 on 01 August 2019 - 04:08
by K9L1 on 01 August 2019 - 07:08
There are dogs that will seriously bite the sh...t out of you if you casually walk up to touch them , but the explanation often heard in the sport community is that such dogs are so acting because they are " afraid of you" . Kind of hard to wrap your head around.
by emoryg on 01 August 2019 - 11:08
Interesting how this gets tied to police dogs. I get an ever increasing number of bodycam videos asking for help on where the police dog was sent to apprehend a suspect, only to find the bad guy holding the dog like they’re best friends. Confidence AND dominance should be the police dog's best friend.
by duke1965 on 01 August 2019 - 13:08
I sold a good 8 month malinois to a friend, that titled him in KNPV, most honest dog for his own, walks of leash between kids, other people and dogs, but strangers cannot pet him, and you cannot give owner a pat on the shoulder when the dog is around,
police and airforce in holland have shortage of dogs, but are all afraid of this dog, cause their handlers all are first time handlers and dogs should be overly social in a crowd,
these overly social dogs, how do they ever expect them to turn around to be a badass dog when the shit hits the fan, this is e serious issue of todays dogbreeding, and selecting, desire is a labrador type shepherd with a button that can switch their agression on and off
by ValK on 01 August 2019 - 14:08
but that's what been found to be most suitable for mass consumer. on breeders part it's beneficial, risk/responsibility free trend as well.
thus this get promoting as an exemplary and ideal standard for breed.
by ggturner on 01 August 2019 - 14:08
by Bevsb on 01 August 2019 - 17:08
by K9L1 on 01 August 2019 - 19:08
The other type is not vocal but has a very confident and imposing presence ; they seem expert in sensing fear in a transgressor and takes a kind of pride in controlling that fear. These dogs are slower to bite but you can tell that the will. I have seen one male heavy on old herding lines and Frei von der Gugge.
by astrovan2487 on 01 August 2019 - 22:08
I think it all depends on what you want the dog to do, mine primarily does narcotics detection and also IPO occasionally. She is ok with me handing the leash to someone for a minute if they ignore her, isn't bothered by people close or inadvertently touching, yelling, loud noises, but does does not like strangers petting her. Strangely enough she likes staring at and touching strangers herself though. Wont bite or growl but gives a nasty stare and if they don't stop fast enough she barks and jumps away.
The only time where she would bite is if someone would try to physically restrain her, has to be muzzled at the vet and turns into Tasmanian devil. She has a complicated back issue and has been to countless different vets countless times and it only gets worse every visit.