|Barked: Fri Aug 17, '12 8:48pm PST |
|they are really great for the right owner, of course, same as for any other breed. an ideal owner for this one would be one with a high sense of humor, oddles of patience, ability to laugh at oneself, a person who wants more of a partner, and a person who isn't afraid or averse to experimenting with what works and what their individual dogs prefers & likes (more than usual).
overall, if there is something they are, as a breed, well suited for, is nose-related work.. SAR, detection, tracking seem to be all-around favorites. the rest is purely individual and even when an individual excels, it is always done according to their whims and their mood for the day.
if a person is not like this, they will very quickly find this breed irritating, frustrating, headstrong, destructive and extremely physical (both in exercise needs and preferred means of interaction). as rare as they are in the states there have been a sizable handful of rehomes needed through the club in the last couple of years..