NLDA Forum for Working Lacy Dogs
http://www.nationallacydog.org/forum/

Resources on why working dogs don't make great pets
http://www.nationallacydog.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=992
Page 1 of 1

Author:  Julie N [ Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Resources on why working dogs don't make great pets

The idea that working dogs don't make the best pets is nothing new. When you take a dog that has been bred for generations to work wild boar and rough cattle, not to mention kill varmints and protect a ranch, you can't expect those instincts and drives to disappear simply because you live in the suburbs. The purpose and history of a breed isn't just a neat fact to recite to friends, it is the genetic essence of your dog. Ignoring this is unfair to dogs and people alike.

This post from Terrierman does an excellent job of answering the question, What's Wrong With Working Dogs as Pets?

http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/20 ... -pets.html

And here is what other breed associations have said about owning a working dog.

Jack Russells - http://www.therealjackrussell.com/breed/baddog.php
Border Collies - http://www.bcrescue.org/bcwarning.html
Weimaraner - http://www.weimclubamerica.org/weimaran ... oryou.html

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/