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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-09-08 12:00 PM
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107. Ummmm....the book merely reports what hundreds of owners have reported about the
about the different breeds.

Your experiences are your experiences, right? So are the experiences of other owners of Greyhounds, and other breeds.

Also, when you research dogs (and I hope you do), you'll see that it doesn't mean much to get all upset about a general description. Full breed dogs have general traits. This is the advantage of getting a full breed dog. But those are GENERAL traits. There are always exceptions to the rule, and many who fall on the cusp of certain ranges of traits.

Then there is also the "well bred" vs. "puppy mill" type of full breed dog.

It doesn't mean any type of dog isn't good. Not at all. But there are definitely behavior and personality traits associated with certain breeds, as definite as their physical traits. If you are looking for a dog for an elderly person who stays at home a lot and watches TV, for instance, you're not gonna want to get that person an inside-hyper dog that needs a lot of exercise and requires a high level of social contact. Not that the person couldn't MAKE the dog work. But it would just be easier to get a dog known for not being hyper indoors, doesn't need a lot of people around, and is content to lie around for hours on end, while being devoted and loving to a human. Like a Basset Hound.

Just easier to start out with one that is known to already have the traits you're looking for.

I love all dogs. No offense was meant to Greyhounds. American Cocker Spaniels, esp. rescue ones like mine, are known for being hard to potty train and being sometimes unpredictable. Mine is not. But I don't take offense when someone says that. It is a generalized fact, is all.
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