|Barked: Mon Dec 10, '07 1:00pm PST |
|One thing that concerns me is that many breeders breed based ONLY looks and performance. To me, intelligence would be a key factor in whether or not a dog should be bred. It could be a wonderful show dog, a wonderful performance dog, have a great temperament and personality, it could match the standard almost perfectly...but if it isn't at least average intelligence for it's breed, then I would NOT breed it. I would have it spayed/neutered and sold to a show home...or keep it, if I had developed a bond with it.
I know that many permances require intellect. But, to me, intelligence is one of the most inportant traits in a dog. Not that I wouldn't love a stupid dog. To me, all dogs are loveable. A stupid dog isn't a good candidate for breeding though.
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