|Barked: Fri Feb 1, '08 12:26pm PST |
|A pet quiz selector won't tell you exactly what you need -- think of them as fun conversation starters.
Start up conversations with breeders and clubs. I support rescue 100%, but I will always discuss a breed with a resource like a breeder first.
In fact, if there are Aussie or GSD Rescues nearby they would be the perfect resource! They know the ins and outs and ups and downs of their breed, having experience with what exactly these breeds get rejected for. (In my experience, usually "too much energy" or something stupid like "barks too much".)
For example, Aussies have a habit of biting ankles. While German Shepherds tend to be overprotective. However, Aussies can excel at learning new tasks and really latch onto work like Herding and Agility. German Shepherds take their job seriously, and are steadfast and obedient - good candidates for Utility and Schutzhund.
Keep in mind that every dog is like a snowflake.
No two are alike. Every one has a different personality.
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