There are times when certain humans shouldn't be allowed to reproduce because doing so would increase the incidence of immaturity, ignorance and idiocy among the human population. I think this is one of those times.
Sorry for being blatantly rude as I am not normally like this but really, if one cannot simply read and comprehend what is being said when what is being said is as easy as 1-2-3, then maybe you should go ask your parents to help you understand what is being said.
And don't call people 'retarded' - you don't have to call people names to make a point. That just makes your immaturity, ignorance and idiocy more profound.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
I have met one person who chose to own this "breed"
She was involved in protection sports and was very dissapointed. The dog she had was unable to do any protection work b/c of an unstable temperment.
Now Of the pics I have seen of Dante, if he is a quality "Canis Panther" are sad, I'm sure he is your wonderful pet... but for someone to be PROUD to have bred that... that dog's structure is AWFUL! His head is too small for his body, he has no neck so to speak of, his frame is too large too be a useful working animal...
Again not to say he is a "bad" dog, he just isn't something I would be proud to have bred.
Of course there's no "I" in team... but hey look! There is an "I" in pie :)
Well since this thread I have been trying to read moer on this particular mix, and I have to agree with what another poster on another forum said "why didnt they just get a Beauceron" and I have to agree, sorry, he is a fine pet I am sure, but that short of time is not long enough time to set type and temperament into a "breed". It takes longer than that to breed things into and out of an existing breed, I fail to see how it could be done quicker when starting from scratch.
Thanks for posting pics. I have never seen one before. Actually I didnt know what they were untill someone said a mix of 4 breeds. I had never heard of them. He kinda looks like an overweight doberman. Do the majority of people clip the ears? I think if he had ears he would look like a lab with a skinny face. Cute dog anyhow.
well, we are all entitled to our own opinions. I believe his structure is beautiful. He is a great dog, maybe needs a little more exercise. lol, but he'll be getting that soon enough. Pregnancy takes a toll on a person. Thanks for your inputs.
Hey, I'm just here to share some pics of my dog. Here is my last one, but in all honesty, who wants to share photos of their dog if people are only going to talk crap. I'm not trying to brag about him or push the breed off on others, I thought this site was for sharing stories of your dogs. Here is the last pic I'm going to post
climberchic, I think this is the best picture of Dante I've seen. Your're right, he needs to drop a few pounds, but as you say it's slightly difficult when you're expecting to go for a good hard run everyday. Does he pull when you walk him? I was just looking at the collar you have on him.
No, he does really good on a leash,and minds very well, I only use it as a precautionary measure. He is everything that the breed is suppose to be, meaning he is very protective and suspicious of strangers, so I use this collar, just in case. If you know what I mean. He weighs as much as I do and sometimes more, so I believe it is just better to be safe than sorry. Do I really need it, probably not, but I'd rather have it and not need it, than the other way.
Why does this always have to get ugly with rude comments. Okay, my dog is not an old breed, but it has been around for over 30 years. Granted, that is not a long time, but if the animals are always looking the same....well. Here is a definition of "breed". A breed is a group of domestic animals with a homogeneous appearance, behavior, and other characteristics that distinguish it from other animals of the same species. When bred together, animals of the same breed pass on these uniform traits to their offspring, and this ability—known as "breeding true"—is a definitive requirement for a breed.
Also, if it is not considered a "breed" than why would it be labeled a "breed" on several websites. Not a hybrid, not a mix, but a breed. Just curious. And again, this topic was not started to discuss the history of the dog, whether or not it is a mutt or pure, but a reach out to other owners. I appreciate all of those who responded with genuine curiousity and kindness, to the others, well, I'm sorry we don't fit into your group.
I can find websites, and probably a crap registry or 2 that call "cockapoos", "labradoodles" and "puggles" breeds, doesnt change the fact that they are mixes, I just dont understand why you cant be a proud owner of a mix breed dog, I know I am:
Thats Gage my mutt, he is just one year and 135lbs, and a great lap dog, a pretty good protector as well, although he is not wary of people, unless he senses I am, stranger or not.
Just wanted to show you that we are not "purebreed snobs" as we are often called, we just know what it a breed and what is not, and I honestly feel that with the very very limited breeders of "canis panthers" they will never be a breed, because they will never have a large enough diverse population, unless they are still crossing in the original breeds to expand the population, thus negating "breeding true".
And just for perspective there are breeds that were created and breeding true with a large base population in 30 years. Cesky Terrier created in 1948, recognized by the FCI in 1963. Maybe other members know more.