Selecting a Dog Breed by it
Each dog according to their abilities: Size, color and structure are the most common difference between the more than 400 recognized dog breeds. But breeders have also identified different skills and characteristic qualities. There are, for example, which have a kin instinct for herding cattle (Collie, Bouvier) and others that enjoy hunting (Pointer, Teckel, Galgo).
If you are aware of your dog's skills and preferences, their training will be less tasking and they will learn quickly. If you choose the games and sports which are most appropriate for your dog, they will show enthusiasm and perseverance.
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Profile of Dog Race Groups
Terrier: The old hunting adventuroushaven't lost their independence, temperament and courage. They are alert and active and very fond (sometime too much) of games and sports – they go crazy for action games that are outdoors from balls to Frisbees. Don't overly excite them with fighting games and careful with candies: Terriers are prone to gain weight.
Sheepdogs: The Berna Bouvier, Bobtail, Collie and German Shepherd are thankful for any task they are given. Most of them like bathing. Skill games like hiding objects and exploration are the most appropriate, because they are psychologically stimulated and keep them active for a good amount of time. The owner must always be present.
Galgo: They like running at all times. Jogging, running and resistance training next to a bicycle are all very appropriate for them, and some tracking and ability tests.
Hunting and tracking: Basset, Beagle, Retriever, Spaniel & German Shepherd are all considered specialists at finding with their sense of smell. Search games and tracking are their favorite activities.
Company: Dalmatian, Caniche & miniature Schnauzer are excellent family , enthusiastic with any training – including agility – all in the company of their master. Small : Chihuahua, midget Spitz, Papillion, and Pekinese are all alert and smart. Their ideal games are: "thinking" activities, hide & seek and skill exercises.
Guard Behavior Dog Test: Boxer, Doberman and Howawartt learn easily and are eager with any fun game. Their guarding instinct must b forced more than needed, so they don't get aggressive in the games and start defending "everything from everyone".