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Old 02-18-2008, 03:54 PM
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I guess maybe they're trying for a Fila type that even a cop can handle?
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:35 PM
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Who knows what they're doing, I bet it's just some BYB who wants to produce the cutest puppies everrrrr.

I've seen a dog similar to this one (though admittedly not as nice in temperament) at the shelter before.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:41 PM
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Are you sure that they got it from a breeder?
I know all of the police dogs around here that are used for tracking and sniffing out drugs and stuff (basically all the non-GSDs) come from shelters...
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He said he had the dog since he was 8 weeks old, so I would assume he came from a breeder.

Unintentional Fila mixes aren't common here, there are BYBs here and also folks who crossbreed them with hound or pit-type dogs () but you don't find a great deal of Filas or mixes in shelters. Usually if they come in, they're too unstable to be adopted out.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:37 PM
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They could be looking for the bloodhound nose with something that will protect the handler. Thats something bloodhounds tend not to do, and it makes trailing fugitives pretty dangerous. The Shepherds will protect, but they really don't have the nose for a cold trail like a bloodhound.

Not saying it will work, but that might be the reason for trying.
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Filas already have the nose. They've been tracking fugitives for centuries
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:24 PM
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Perhaps they wanted the desire to protect but not so much mistrust of strangers.. Honestly, I have no idea why they'd need to do a cross like that. I didn't ever think the PD here bought from BYBs (they go overseas for their malinois and dutch shepherds) so I don't understand this...

He was a lovely dog, very aloof to everyone in the park but he was really social with the other dogs, especially Zaphod.
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Maybe an out of state shelter or rescue? Or an "oops" litter.
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