Maralynn Posted June 16, 2015 Report Share Posted June 16, 2015 I was at a multi-team SAR training weekend recently and found it interesting to hear comments about my dogs. Many people there were long time SAR people and a couple have given seminars around the country. People said that they were different than many BCs in their friendliness and general demeanor - no crouching, stalking, not standoffish, not quirky. A couple people said that they loved the breed but it was hard to find a good one so they've gone with a different breed. Kenzi does have an incredibly outgoing personality for a BC. Kolt is more take it or leave it. He's happy to interact with other people/dogs and happy to ignore them and work - pretty much looks for what I want and does it. It was interesting hearing the comments. And rather eye opening. And it kinda made me wonder why the breed is generally seen that way. Is it the breed in general? Where the dogs are coming from/how they're being selected? Or the breed isn't well suited for the handler? I'll readily admit that the first thing I tell people looking at BCs for SAR work is that you need to be a BC person first of all. And that Labs tend to be an overall better choice for many people. But the whole "I love the breed/type but it's so hard to find a good one for the job so I went with another breed" was really interesting to me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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