|Barked: Wed Aug 15, '12 10:27pm PST |
|Okay, so I have on PSD who's currently working on his PAT and is a Basset mix I've had since he was a baby. Needless to say, he's a very special dog and works amazingly with me but he's a bit small - only about 33 lbs. He does well but I sometimes feel bad for him with such short legs and all the walking and sometimes, such as in large crowds, a larger dog seems like it would be better. In the next year or two I hope to finally acquire my larger dog I've wanted since I was a kid but seeing as now I need it to be something I can also turn into a PSD, either to retire Cooper, at least from public work, or to tag-team with him so he wasn't going out all the time, I'm having to re-evaluate what to get.
Here are the breeds I'm looking at atm (in no particular order):
Black & Tan Coonhound
Now, I need y'all's advice in two different sectors here - which breeds are going to be most suitable for PSD work and the easiest to train, AND what is each breed like in general? (grooming, feeding, health, etc.)
Also, after I got Cooper as I puppy, it was so awful swore I'd never get another puppy again but I can't help wondering if the only way I'm gonna get a reliable PSD is by raising and training it from a puppy. What do y'all think?
I'd appreciate any help from PSD owners as I'm new to all of this and I got incredibly lucky with the first one!
|my posts | my page | msg me | my family's posts | gift me | become pals|| [notify]|