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By definition, traditionally hounds have been bred for hunting. These dogs are noted for their ability to chase and track; so it would follow that due to their incredible sense of smell they would be used in police work for drug investigations. [...]
Otterhounds are descendants of the bloodhound and an ancestor of the Airedale. They are large dogs weighing up to 125 pounds. By and far the Otterhound is a working dog, first bred in England in the 13th century to rid the waters of pesky Otters that were killing out the fish population. These dogs are definitely water dogs, with web feet and a thick course water proof undercoat. They are excellent swimmers with the stamina to swim for hours chasing their prey. [...]
Not many breeds have to deal with the stigma that surrounds the American Staffordshire Terrier. These dogs are put into a vague category called pit bull dogs and stories abound of their extremely aggressive behavior. As with many stories, however, it seems as if the media is involved in hyping up the Amstaffs aggressive tendencies based on a few isolated instances that were the result of very poor dog ownership practices. But is the Amstaff really that aggressive? [...]
There are a number of sports that have been created to test the working ability of protection or police dogs, most notably Belgian Ring, French Ring and Schutzhund, though there are others. Schutzhund was originally developed in Germany at the beginning of the twentieth century to test whether or not German Shepherds had the ability to perform the tasks they were bred for. Nowadays, a variety of countries participate in the sport and it is no longer restricted to German Shepherds; the trials are very difficult and demanding, though, and not many dogs succeed. The Amstaff has been known to participate in Schutzhund as a protection breed and has obtained quite impressive results. [...]
By virtue of its very nature, the bearded collie is a working dog. That doesn't mean, however, that you cannot transform it into a family pet, but you have to remember it will not be content to sit at your feet or be confined to the backyard. They require a great deal of exercise, and are happiest when they are doing something. In spite of their need to have frequent exercise, they prefer to be indoors with their families when they are not working or exercising. [...]
Because of their size and their overall intelligence, boxers can be ideal dogs to be trained to assist law enforcement officers with police work. Boxer dogs are large enough and strong enough that they can take down or restrain a perpetrator if needed, and are smart enough that they can be taught a variety of different skills which can help the police with their work. The boxer breed carries with it a long tradition of police work, as even the early boxers of the beginning of the 20th century were being used as police dogs in Germany while the breed was still becoming popular in the rest of the world. [...]
The Briard is an old breed of dog, well known for its look and its personality. Yet, what many do not know about this loving animal is that it is very much a dog with fierce hunting abilities and incredible instincts. Today's Briard is quite a bit different from the one of its past. Nevertheless, when put to the test, these dogs will always outperform others in hunting skills, in defending his owner and in keeping his herd safe. For this reason, they are still used for herding today. Those that want to own this breed should not be overly concerned about these characteristics because the dogs are loyal to the end. [...]
The Briard is a beautiful, strong dog. They are often mistaken as being less than intelligent because of their look, which is often a heavy coat of long hair. While it may look like these dogs are hiding their face from the world through their hair, what they are really doing is watching, guarding and defending their masters and families. The Briard has a long history of being dedicated to his master dating back to the 1700's in fact. Through time, they have become excellent dogs for the home. They are not meant for every home situation though. These dogs can be demanding in some forms. [...]
The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a dog that was raised and reared to accomplish tasks for his master. His history is one in which the dogs were necessary for watch dogs as well as for hunters of small game. They worked for their masters, often providing them with the information they needed at a moment's notice. The dog is a dedicated one to his task,
even if that task is one that you would rather he did not pursue. Because they have such a one track mind, they can be a challenge in some homes. Yet, the Briquet Griffon Vendeen is well worth bringing into your home and he may even prove to be a helpful dog to have around. [...]
As you may or may not know, the Rottweiler is a working breed with plenty of energy. It may not be as energetic as a sheepdog, but the energy levels of the breed still mean that it needs some kind of physical and mental stimulation.
One particular sport which many people like to take part in with their Rottweiler is Carting.
[h]What is Carting and why should you consider it?[/h]
Carting is a sport which many Rottweiler owners take part in with their dogs. It basically involves the dog pulling along a cart filled with something such as firewood or even people. The dog has to be fairly muscular to do this, hence the reason it is ideal for the Rottweiler. [...]
When you look for a dog, if you're looking for a working dog, the Dandie can certainly fit into your plans. Like most terriers, the Dandie is good as a hunting dog. You can take him along with you and teach him how to lead the way to the birds or other prey. The completion of certification of Underground Earthdog Testing will allow him to assist you in capturing other types of prey that may make its home underground or use underground areas to hide from hunters. [...]
If you are looking for a fun hobby to take part in with your Rottweiler then tracking may be the perfect thing for you. The main thing to know about with tracking is that it requires a dog which has a strong ability to follow a human scent. The Rottweiler does have a particularly strong sense of smell and so it is ideal for tracking work.
[h]Using Your Rottweiler for Tracking[/h]
Rottweilers are often used as tracking dogs because of their willingness to follow the human scent. The sport itself is not a competitive one and so you do not have to worry about competing against other people. You are simply taking part to give your dog something to do and to test its ability. [...]
When purchasing or adopting an English Springer Spaniel, it is important to decide whether you are looking for a working dog or a show dog. For the last 70 years, the breed has been divided into two distinct categories, labeled field and bench. Some bloodlines are working dogs. Other bloodlines are breed for show. The two types can differ in coloring and body type. [...]
English Springer Spaniels are much loved for their docile temperaments, affection and playful spirits, as well as their capable abilities as hunting dogs. In addition to these qualities, English Springer Spaniels are intelligent and learn quite quickly, making them excellent candidates for other pursuits as well. Their intelligence and quick thinking in addition to their powerful sense of smell make them wonderful companions in police work, while their kind temperaments have helped them become popular service dogs. In this article, we'll take a look at English Springer Spaniels and their abilities in police and service work. [...]
English Springer Spaniels are much loved for their docile temperaments, affection and playful spirits, as well as their capable abilities as hunting dogs. In addition to these qualities, English Springer Spaniels are intelligent and learn quite quickly, making them excellent candidates for other pursuits as well. Their intelligence and quick thinking in addition to their powerful sense of smell make them wonderful companions in police work, while their kind temperaments have helped them become popular service dogs. In this article, we’ll take a look at English Springer Spaniels and their abilities in police and service work. [...]