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Old 07-23-2006, 04:07 PM
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Talking Highest drive?

in you opinion which type of dog has the highest drive

as in

breed
lines
gender
work, etc

just wondering as i thought this might be an interesting post
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Old 07-23-2006, 05:35 PM
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In my opinion it would be a belgian malinois, male from working police/army lines, i dont no any kennels so i cant mention one.

thats just what i would say if i was asked out right, i dont no much about many other breeds though so i would be interested to see what everyone else thinks lol
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Old 07-23-2006, 06:45 PM
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Either a working line Malinois or a game line Pit (not those stupid over sized blocky headed ones that "tough guys" breed for bucks, but true agile ones)
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:47 PM
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Depends on the kind of drive you're talking about. For example, Zeus doesn't really care about toys or treats that much. But show him a raccoon or rabbit at your own peril. He almost dove off the side of a 15-20 foot bridge in an attempt to get at a raccoon he saw beneath us.

I think B/C's have the highest in terms of herding. Pits have a very high drive in terms of sheer stubborn tenacity. But aside from that, I dunno.
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:13 PM
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Belgians, for sure.
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:29 PM
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I agree it depends on what drive your looking for. But in general, I would also say a working line malinois , tho I know males are used more than females, which I've never understood why, I personally think a female can outdo a male anyday. I like watching the czech lined dogs.
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:35 PM
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I agree it depends on the situation and I think sex is immaterial:

Herding - BC or Kelpie
Sledding - Alaskan Husky (yes, Alaskan)
Sporting - Vizsla or field bred English Setter
Hound - Treeing Walker for Scent and Greyhound for Sight
Terrier - APBT (for large game) or Patterdale (for vermin)
Patrol - Malinois

And I have to plug my own breed here too: Guide work - Smooth Collie. To see them step into the harness and take over gives me goosebumps!
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:24 PM
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For all around/multi-purpose drive I will have to go with a Fila from working/farm lines. I've never seen anything like them in all my life. They focus and that's that . . . and it's not like there's much that can get between them and what they have in mind to do except for their human's wishes. And it's pure instinct.
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:29 PM
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As far as chase/hunt drive goes, I would have to go with a working-bred Greyhound. It's amazing to watch these dogs on the hunt.

As far as working drive and focus goes, I haven't met a breed that could equal the Belgian Malinois and the Border Collie.

Best hunting dog I ever met was a field-bred Lab.
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Old 07-23-2006, 10:49 PM
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As soon as I saw this title I thought Malinois. Of all the dogs I've met, I've never seen one breed that was more uniformly high drive than these guys. Impressive animals.

My local police department has switched from GSDs to Malinois.
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