The Working Dog Breeds
The Working Dog Breeds should they be Pets
follow All the original breeds of dog came from a working back ground, over the years we have bred and genetically changed them to create all type’s of breeds we see today.
go here It is really down to the research we do of the dog breeds.
here Their temperaments, size, breed traits and behaviours and whether they are truly suited to be a pet at all.
It is also down to the breeder as well knowing they are breeding working lines not pet lines.
Now a working dog, can mean anything from Trailing, Field Gundog, Tracking, Hunting, Security, Farm work ect.
If a dog has come from a particular strong working line its instinct to work is going to be high and that’s genetics.
These strong working type dogs are some of the hardest dogs to train as a pet.
Being a pet conflicts with their natural instinct which can cause an unbalance if not given the right stimuli.
Working breeds are becoming more and more commonplace in our society but if we are to take on these dogs then we have to be prepared for a lot of hard work.
In general most working dogs will on average, take upwards of three years to train to any standard.
Were as you average pet breed will take maybe a year to train the basics.
Which is why unfortunately so many working line types dogs end up either being returned to breeders or in rescues across the whole of the country.
The question was should we have these working dogs as pets, should they be living in towns and cities or should they be purely bred to work.
The answer is yes but we should be prepared and ready to give them the time and effort it takes to help them remain balanced.