|Barked: Sat Jul 7, '12 6:13pm PST |
|LOL the consequences of fingers getting ahead of the brain when you are trying to beat a dying battery. Obviously bassets are not herdy but they are drivey (in their own slow way). I should have included them in the stumpy drivey category separate from the stumpy herdy category. Everything I've read says that the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a french basset. Thus I don't really see the difference besides the color (which is very stunning). If the OP wants one then neat, I'm just curious what brought them to that choice. Especially if it requires searching so extensively.
"I've oft wondered why people wanted to get Miniature Schnauzers, I think they're like clunky Miniature Pinschers with more maintenance. What's the draw besides the beard?"
On what planet does this 10" 8 lb dog http://www.google.com/imgres?q=akc+ch+miniature+pincher&hl=en&client =safari&rls=en&biw=1435&bih=699&tbm=isch&tbnid=VJ_ld4qxffVHrM:&imgre furl=http://www.freedoglistings.com/details.aspx%3Ft%3D0%26id%3D2001 5&docid=mIK0GYld5KBAZM&imgurl=http://www.freedoglistings.com/pics/pu ppies-breeders-rescue/020015_MDA_Austin-BOBBISS-2010.jpg&w=250&h=250 &ei=F9z4T6T3AYmm8gSxpOjEBg&zoom=1 and this 14" 17 lb dog http://www.google.com/imgres?q=akc+ch+miniature+schnauzer&um=1&hl=en &client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1435&bih=699&tbm=isch&tbnid=Wt6GXKkUm yHvtM:&imgrefurl=http://www.premierschnauzers.com/stud_dog.htm&docid =cMSMtknsV0rj1M&imgurl=http://www.premierschnauzers.com/Beau%252520w eb.jpg&w=720&h=480&ei=Rdz4T8zSNpOo8gSFn_z8Bg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=186& vpy=165&dur=206&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=186&ty=75&sig=10591221481078783 4601&page=1&tbnh=155&tbnw=206&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:7 5 look similar?
Comparing them to a min pin is hilarious. While the pin was originally bred to hunt vermin they are tiny and incredibly fragile. While there are exceptions, the vast majority could not stand up to the rigors of a true performance home that included agility, obedience, dock diving, and earth dog work (all of which my schnauzer will eventually title in). I would never let a min pin play with 80 lb dogs or go out to the barn (both things that my schnauzer enjoys daily). So the appeal is having a dog that is actually capable of working. Plus it doesn't hurt that the breed (when bred to true AKC standards) is absolutely stunning.