posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 10:45 AM
reply to post by Anuubis
I'm not trying to be argumentative here, but you can't exactly say that only the "good" qualities of a dog are bred in and the bad ones are
Like Dobs, Shepherd's, Malinois, etc are bred to be aggressive, protective dogs. IF you are educated on how to maintain a pack, I am sure you can
work with whatever breed. But we're talking best out of the box, I thought. Like what would be the best dog if you have to survive and that would
be a dog that is smart, protective, low maintenance, and gentle to the right people.
So, even tho they aren't my favorite dog (Saints are), I threw out standard poodle because they are all those things.
You take the average pit bull. It has a bull dog temperament and was bred to have particular characteristics. In a family that doesn't curb those,
the dog could be hostile (hence all of the recent pit bull related deaths). EDITED: I know there are dog educators who do well with this breed--so
pitbull lovers don't kill me. I'm talking right smack out of the box, little work involved.
Because there are some dogs that are low maintenance-training wise. You rarely (if at all) hear of say death by poodle, or death by Newfoundland, but
you do hear about Rottweiler deaths, pitbull deaths, etc.
Also, I rarely hear of Shepherd's going bad...
I guess that's my question...out of the box would you put a malinois around children? The average old Belgian Malinois.
[edit on 30-11-2008 by Rintendo]