|Barked: Fri Dec 28, '12 10:49am PST |
|"... Just wondering, but...if what they want is a "Giant Schnauzer version of [our] BRT"....why don't they just get a BRT??? ..."
A good and, apparently, obvious point, Duncan and Tiller...
I've had countless people (including this person) tell me that, if they could be "guaranteed" ( ) a boy like ours, they'd get a BRT in a heartbeat. But although there are (at least) 15 breeders within a fairly short drive of us (most of whom either have a litter on the ground or one imminent), the problem remains that finding a truly good BRT is very, very difficult - on both sides of the border.
This person has recently, like we did way back when, gone through all the local BRT breeders, and has now moved on to looking at Giants (although, IMO, a Bouvier would be a safer bet - but it's not my dog and not my decision).
As we know, and as she's quickly finding out, reading, even extensively, about a particular breed, and the realities are quite different. This, perhaps, can be said of many if not most breeds but, from a personal perspective, having an insider's view into the BRT world, is frustrating, to say the least.
I had actually met two wonderful Giants a while back, owned by a couple who were on their 3rd pair of dogs from the same breeder. Stupidly, I did not write down the breeder's name at the time.
Not only were these magnificent-looking dogs, but they both had (IMO) wonderful temperaments - mildly friendly, calm, confident, with an appropriate sense of guardy-ness.
Anyways, I'm still open to suggestions, which I will happily pass on with the appropriate caveats.
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