|Barked: Thu Apr 12, '12 6:08am PST |
|It's awesome to hear all the replies!!
It seems that lack of knowledge is the reason that most people regret getting their dogs; maybe just not knowing what they were getting into and having dogs turn out in a way that the owner didn't expect.
Part of me wishes I had rescued a dog, because I think it's an awesome thing to do so. But, I really wanted a dog I knew for sure would be have the focus and drive to do doggy sports, so I went with a breeder who both showed in conformation, and did herding and agility with her dogs. And of course, health tested for all of the super-duper important things like hips, thyroid, eyes, DM, IVDD, you name it.
I don't think my dog would be a good fit for everyone. Really, she's too drivey and energetic to be a regular pet and fit into a normal household where someone just wants a sweet family dog.
I guess part of all of this is just finding a dog that fits what you want, no matter where it comes from. It's good to hear that even though some of you have dogs that you aren't 100% thrilled with, that you'd still keep them and love them.
Even if my dog hadn't turned out for sports, she'd still be my best friend.
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