|Barked: Wed Aug 22, '12 6:17pm PST |
I'd be very skeptical of a rescue listing a dog as a KBD-- They usually aren't. Many of the KBDs I've seen listed on Pet Finder are Akita, Border Collie, or some other type of mix. Lots of times its an uneducated guess, or it's used because the 'rareness' of the breed might appeal to some adopters.
I've met KBDs and KBD / Laika mixes. We had one that went to our dog park, and we've met the mixes that work as bear dogs for Washington parks.
I might be remembering wrong, but I dont remember Laikas referred to as fiercer-- actually the mixes that I've met were more 'dog'-like that the full breed who was imported. The Laika mixes actively engage with their handlers, and enjoy eachothers companionship.. The KBD we met wanted nothing to do with me or my dog, muchless his owner. He was the true definition of aloof, but not at all aggressive.
It is impossible to know whether the dog was being territorial, fearful, or aggressive just by this post.
It is more probable that the dog just isn't socialized. These dogs aren't hard to train, they're more like.. uncooperative. You need to work with the dog to find what motivates them, otherwise it is like trying to get a kid to do homework. From what I understand about these breeds-- they are aloof, okay with you loving on them but not too willing to engage, they're perfectly content with laying by the fireplace instead of following you around and attached at the hip. They're more like cats.
Also a note, a lot of the breeders of KBDs in the USA are mixes.
If you are worried that this dog is going to bite, he will pick up on that and push harder. They need to evaluate the situation, figure out if it is real aggression, and then manage, set boundaries, or rehome the dog.
These dogs are one of my heart breeds, I really loved seeing them work, but they're probably too much dog for people who aren't 100% dedicated.
I wish the family goodluck.
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