|Barked: Sat Jun 15, '13 3:42pm PST |
|Thanks for showing me that thread, Mika! It was incredibly informative. I believe I'm ready to handle a Jindo. I've had a dog for 17 years, did a lot of volunteer work at a humane society (so I handled a lot of powerful dogs), and dogsit as well. I've done extensive research for the breed as well to make sure it was the breed for me and could fit into my lifestyle. The reason I'm asking the questions I am is because I've never bought a dog before (my previous dog was a stray pup that ran into our home; after 17 healthy years, he sadly passed a few weeks back).
Aggressive temperament and genetic defects are definitely a concern. However, just to play devil's advocate, how would it be that much different if I were to adopt from a shelter/rescue? Of course, adoption is my ideal choice but it occurred to me, if I were to adopt a puppy (not an older dog whose behavior, etc. can be tested), wouldn't I be running similar risks? For instance, adopting from a shelter wouldn't guarantee that the puppy is genetically sound either -- right?
Thanks for all your help in this so far. It's been really helping me understand this entire process!
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