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Doberluv

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Thank you Sugar dog. That is very nice. Back attacha! But I tell you what...the more I learn, the more I realize I've only touched the tip of the iceberg of what there is to learn. And there will be more and more discoveries I'm sure, as time goes on.

Siiiiigh. And you can bet the same kind of idiots are the ones teaching their dogs not to growl. And then they'll be surprised and mortally offended that their dog nailed somebody after getting sick of being poked in the eye or what have you. "He never showed any siiiiiiiigns that he was going to bite!" They'll whine, and all the while, the rest of us who managed to do just a little bit of extra study will be rolling our eyes thinking "And who taught him that???"

Honestly, I just don't see how this is a hard concept for most human beings to understand, but I guess that just means I'm giving Homo sapiens too much credit. No surprise in a world that values star power (Cesar Milan, Paris Hilton), over brains and study (those unglamorous scientists devoting their lives to improving knowledge...psshhh).
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Well said. I agree.
 

tempura tantrum

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Sugardog;600813

It makes me curious though as to wether a group of dogs would still retain the skills necessary to cooperate and work together to hunt a large prey item.
A *little* bit off topic but packs of Shibas can and still do that today in their native Japan! Their original function was to hunt wild boar and bear, and while they are more commonly kept as pets today, there are those breeders that still seek to maintain 6000 years of hunting instinct. My dogs parents are all Japanese import dogs that had sires and dams who participated (successfully) in boar hunts. A few of the dogs in my breeder's own kennel are boar hunters. It's a pretty amazing thing for such small "cute" dogs. :D
 

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Thanks for sharing that piece of info tempura tantrum, I didn't know that! I've always been drawn to shibas, they have a very unique personality.
 
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