|Barked: Thu Dec 6, '12 11:29am PST |
|@ Lucille. Airedales are far more independent than Giants and as you know, sideways approaches and making it their idea often goes best. Giants actually are highly biddable, but like to twist your brain. Handler bond is exceptionally strong, although you do question it on days ....most would find it surprising that the Giants never ranges far from you. Natural behavior for them. If I unclip a GSD, they will run off way farther than a Giant would, who doesn't leave you out of their sight. They, unlike Airedales, were not used for hunting, and do have genetic influences of the Bouvier (maybe) and the Poodle (most definitely...I see a shade of Poodle in every Giant). Plus the Standard himself, who is grossly trainable. You'll have fun with them one day. The experiences with the Airedales will take you far.
Kerry Blues are a whole different banana. They have a lot of attitude. Very cool in that of all breeds I think Kerrys are the most do all breed on this planet....protection, herding, hunting, even water....and have a high capacity for precision, but getting them there is a tremendous exercise. They are shockingly easy to tick off....even with rewards .....and have a natural competitiveness that is a bit exasperating at times. A TOTAL trip.
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