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BCSnob

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Posted: 11/01/20 10:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just as there are personality trait that run in some bench/pet bred lines, personality traits and temperaments can run in some working bred lines. Not all works bred lines are “alpha”, high strung, not laid back enough to be a pet, etc. more often than not, the dogs with the extreme characteristics are used to paint all dogs in the group. This can be especially true if there are lines that are popular regionally; the characteristics of that line seem to define the characteristics of the breed until you go to another region with different lines.

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My last three dogs came from 2 breeders who had similar values: Health, of course, (conformation to a certain degree) but more importantly temperment, and heavily-socialized from the moment they are born. Augie is a purebred Aussie - but very un-Aussielike in that the entire world is his best friend (they are usually a bit aloof with strangers). His breeder will often turn down applications where she feels her dogs will not be a good fit. In MY case, my dogs go to work with me, so MUST be friendly.

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BCSnob wrote:

Just as there are personality trait that run in some bench/pet bred lines, personality traits and temperaments can run in some working bred lines. Not all works bred lines are “alpha”, high strung, not laid back enough to be a pet, etc. more often than not, the dogs with the extreme characteristics are used to paint all dogs in the group. This can be especially true if there are lines that are popular regionally; the characteristics of that line seem to define the characteristics of the breed until you go to another region with different lines.


Agree but my local experience with springers pushes me away from field dogs. We also know we wouldn't use the dog for its intended purposes and that seems somewhat unfair. A dog bread more for temperament is better suited for us. Field dogs are also on the smaller side on average-we want big and doofy.


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winnietrey wrote:

I wonder if you could call the breeder's vet. They probably would not say anything to negative, but anything short of a ringing endorsement, you might be able to read between the lines?...


HIPAA/ privacy rules apply to DVMs as well. I doubt you'd get any information without permission from the breeder.


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Crowe wrote:

We also know we wouldn't use the dog for its intended purposes and that seems somewhat unfair.
This sentiment never has made sense to me when one considers there are breeds that were developed and intended for dog fighting or animal baiting.

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BCSnob wrote:

Crowe wrote:

We also know we wouldn't use the dog for its intended purposes and that seems somewhat unfair.
This sentiment never has made sense to me when one considers there are breeds that were developed and intended for dog fighting or animal baiting.


Leap of faith Mark. I was referring to me and me only. We are talking about springers and springers only.

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