|Barked: Thu May 26, '11 7:15pm PST |
|I still think a Toller is a good choice. Breeders know their pups, and I think it might be smart to choose the most laid back pup in the litter.
Sometimes when we have interests, we tend to think that it's the only way to live, the only way to raise a child, the only way to train a dog, etc. - but it isn't reality. Just because a lab isn't given the opportunity to retrieve a bird, it in no way means the dog will end up a "basket case disaster". As was already said, the last thing an SAR Lab is a basket case disaster...
I guess I should be thankful, Gunth gets to do everything he was bred for. Be held, look pretty, and sound a cute little "roof!" as an alarm when he hears noises. That's pretty much it for a Shih Tzu. He still loves agility and lure coursing though. Go figure.