I agree with everything JJ mentioned. And does knowing that alter how a breed is perceived, if it is breeding true now? My people-shy dogs get to meet more people in the dog park who take time to greet them and hand them treats. He got out of sight once as a puppy, and once as an adult, and it was distressing to him. Nothing changed when the AKC recognized the APBT with a different name. Can you see it? Both groups want to see the breeds returned to “dogs able to do what they were meant to do”. A JRT that lives as a ratter at a horse stable is working just as much as the terrier of old who was a ratter on a sustenance farm. We spent several minutes speculating on what a “newfoundasset” would look like. Growing up we had a Great Pyrenees bitch. (1996)”. 7:00 a.m. … Besides, if we knew what Ranger was it would diminish all the enjoyment people get from guessing. Log in Create a Unity ID. Solo looks like she might be thinking about having her lamb(s), I’m hoping for a single. Testimonials | Not that even a big backyard is going to cut it for most dogs. My rescue dog turned out to be 75% Am Staff and 25% mix breed, I tested out of curiosity. Anyone who signs up for my newsletter receives a free copy. Things got better, especially as my niece got older, but my point in all of this is that, my well trained, friendly lab of a guide dog, could’ve bitten my niece for what she was doing and I wouldn’t have blamed him, but it shocked the rest of my family because he was supposed to be this sweet angel dog who was supposed to put up with anything because of his training and breed. If he hadn’t been a Lab would the family have taken more precautions? FAQ. This dog DNA kit takes all that was great about the previous Wisdom Panel tests and adds a few new features. After all, English Staffies were often known as ‘Nanny Dogs’ in England – Labs and Staffies are two very different breeds with different traits and defence responses. I found this blog by happy coincidence when searching for a hint of why when I had sent two Wisdom Panel kits in the same day, received at exactly the same moment, I have the results from one but not the other… but carrying on…(because the other is now ready). She was placed as carefully (probably more carefully) than a puppy would be placed. Hummmm, Jim and I will have to see what we can manage! My heart sank when she told me that the dog needed to be given up because it had bitten the four year old child. However, we’ll see! http://www.nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/blog/swedish-study-found-no-link-between-modern-breeds-and-their-traditional-work/ Once a trained academic always a trained academic I fear. The other was that upon walking the dog, it became immediately clear that although very people oriented, the dog had some huge(and I mean HUGE) dog reactivity issues coupled with very poor leash manners. One could argue it is possible that a re-analysis would come up with a different result; even computers make mistakes, and sometimes, in Dr. Hughes’ words, “go down a tangent” and need to be redirected. One thing I would NOT have been doing is running and playing chasing games. But their bags are hard as rocks, poor things, and they are giving almost no milk at all. What bothers me is when people become so convinced of what they just know their dogs “are like” that they DON’T bother to run or tug with their puppies to make sure that they don’t nip at fast movers or get snappy over toys (and yes, I absolutely did run, purposely, with both Sandy and Otis, despite the fact that Otis was a young adult of a stereotypically non-nippy breed and Sandy was a mature adult with no history of nipping at runners. Owner behaviour has a lot to be desired in a lit of cases. I’m willing to bet that living with the constant fear that the government might choose to legislate against dogs like yours and where the majority of people you meet assume based on the fact that your dog looks a certain way your dog is a danger to them and to society feels pretty much like racial discrimination. A corgi could eat most of a bag of dogfood in 15 minutes. 3-confined space with nowhere for the dog to retreat should it feel uncomfortable or threatened. This is an AKC champion American Staffordshire Terrier (who is also dual registered as a UKC pit bull). Herding dogs are not bred one way or the other for nose, or cuddliness, or prey drive, and so these traits can’t really be predicted in them and vary tremendously from dog to dog. Additional Swabbing Tips - Swabbing a Puppy, Avoiding Contamination & More! http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/group/AnimPersInst/Animal%20Personality%20PDFs/S/Sa-Sc/Svartburg%202006.pdf. 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