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I believe it was someone here who liked to say 'that's not herding that's being a jerk' in reference to the child/cat herding, it seems the Ack people decide to call it 'instinct' and there for its obviously not being just a jerk!

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People believe that if the dog is registered with the ABCA it's "from working lines" and if they cross it with their "breed dog" (what they call dog show / conformation dogs) they are putting the "working" back in. And then they'll "have it all."

 

Seriously.

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"...gently herd their owners, especially the children of the family"

 

If they were so gentle, why are so many young, untrained BCs coming into rescue because they herd/nip the children?

 

The ACK donned their rose-colored glasses when they wrote this. Sheesh.

 

I hear this all the time from pet BC who come up to talk to me at trials "I have a BC, and he/she herds the children. It's so cute". My response is always the same. I tell them; "stay and watch the trial a bit, especially the younger dogs. Watch what happens when one of the sheep tries to run away from the group. The dog will chase, and if he can't figure out how to stop the sheep any other way, he often will bite. Sooner or later, you are going to have a group of kids in your back yard and one will decide to go a different way than the others. When your dog pulls him down or bites him, will you (or his parents) still think it's cute? You can't blame the dog, but you will". I explain that we train our dogs not to herd anything unless we tell them to, and that it's often difficult to teach that discipline. The AKC did have their heads up their asses when they wrote that.

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