OK you guys. RELAX. I don't think anyone's out to get you. Try a dignified response on it all. I know you have great dogs, or you would be ashamed to put them up. "Thou protestith too much" is a bad attachment. Breeding against the negative qualities of our individual breeds, even if we like the trait, will produce a better house dog. All our dogs were bred to serve mankind. If the service becomes obsolete, we are lucky that we can change their progeny in such a short time.
I think the life of a chained dog is horrible.These people in my nieghborhood have this Golden they chain all day and go to work,but it least they walk him at night and bring him in.They had another Golden named Sandy who was so old they chained,she slipped down the hill and was hanging by her neck,I guess she couldn't get back up the hill. Another nieghbor was driving by and had seen her there,she came over to our house and told us,my hubby went over and put her back on top of the hill on flat ground.She would've hung her self if she was left like that. I told her owners what happened,but still the next day she was back out there. Eventually her arthritis got so bad they had to pts.
I am an Akita lover. I had one for eight yrs that just recently past away due to cancer. He was very good with other peoples kids( I dont have any kids) and very loyal to me. Because of that experience i have two more akitas and love them too death.
my favorites would be golden retrievers, labrador retrievers, great danes, border collies, and german shepherds. but of course my absoulte favorite breed of dog would be APBT!! although i love all dogs, the APBT are defintly my absolute favorite