- 4 years ago
MrsCallalily: Seriously. You said it. You do not understand something.
Dogs are not bred for ‘cute’. They are bred for purpose, skill and temperament. Why is that so hard to understand? Greyhounds run, Huskies are sled dogs,collies heard, terriers are mousers, German Shepards make excellent police dogs, Beagles are phenomenal bomb sniffers, most importantly ASSISTACE DOGS FOR THE DISABLED ARE PUREBREDS! GREYHOUNDS, GOLDENS AND LABRADORS. Even the Obamas had to get a purebred dog – a Portugese Water Spaniel, because he has a BREED SPECIFIC TRAIT of hypoallergenic fur, so that he does not bother Malia’s allergy to dogs. Malia Obama cannot have a mongrel dog even if she wanted one.
The wild type (techinical term in genetics) of dogs, what Canine familiaris is like with no special breeding, most closely resembles Caanan dogs. While a good dog, would not be appropriate as assistance, police, bomb squad, bird/fox/rat/hare hunting, search and rescue(what the giant breeds are for) and frankly would die from cold exposure if you tried to make them sled dogs.
A mutt rescue is clearly what fits your lifestyle. I have met hundreds of dogs who live the life they were bred for. Herding and hunting dogs are still in demand. You must live under a rock in the dog owner world to know nothing of other people’s needs for a pet.
Most of the ‘purebred health problems exist in only a few breeds in America. (there are 250+ dog breeds in the world). European dogs have fewer problems as their bloodlines were not limited in the 19th century. Only American dalmations have blindness problems, not European. Giant breeds have hip problems and they are WORSE in mutt/mongrels, than in properly bred dogs and is actually made worse by bad food.
I am not an expert in Shiz tu’s (I can’t even spell it!), I refuse to pretend that I am. I think they are terriers, I think they hunt rodents. The show trim is only for show. Pet dogs get clipped haircuts. The only two I have met were perfectly healthy dogs. They should not run a lot or in high heat. No dog is suitable for all situations. That I what this whole post is trying to explain to you.
It is the goal of a true dog breeder to improve the health of their dogs’ lines. You are only describing sh*tty breeders, who’s damage to the dogs makes vaild breeders work more valuable to the health of specialised dogs.