|Barked: Mon Apr 1, '13 1:07pm PST |
|PPDs *are* pets! They need to be socially tolerant, very stable, and the bond they share with their family is critical. There is a difference between a PPD and a K9, the latter are far more crackhead-like. They, too, need that bond with their handler and do typically go home with them at night, but per the individual some are kenneled there and some are out in the yard playing with the kids. PPDs are typically more social and wouldn't thrive stuck in the back of a car most of the time. Many are family dogs are utterly trustworthy with friends of the kids in the home.
Quite a few breeds qualify as good PPD prospects, so it can be quite a long list. German Shepherds, of course, and they probably are the easiest. Rottweilers. Malinois. Giant Schnauzer. Pit Bulls, although due to the controversies only a select number of PPD trainers work with them. And there are smaller breeds, too. Rarer, as you want a PPD to be a "man stopper." So those usually are the midsize terriers.
The trick about PPDs, however, is that they don't grow on trees. It generally isn't reasonable to get a puppy and expect him to grow up to be a PPD. You can either buy one and work with his trainer to develop the relationship, or get a dog a little older, as in a year old or so, who is showing the potential and then work with a good trainer.
Hopefully that's what you were asking?
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