Rotties are excellent companions. Labs and Rotties have about the same potential to freak out an destroy the world without proper upbringing. (upbringing meaning training, socialization, etc. the whole shabang)do you see any lab in there? i am worried about the shepherd/rottie part with no lab to even things out. we have lots of kids and other people coming over and a shepherd rottie might not do too well w that....
Bsl at its best. If you socialize your dog, and start training early you will have no issues.do you see any lab in there? i am worried about the shepherd/rottie part with no lab to even things out. we have lots of kids and other people coming over and a shepherd rottie might not do too well w that....
He looks to be mostly Rottie, though if he is, don't let that scare you. If brought up correctly, Rotties can be amazing, loving, very loyal dogs that are great with kids. They are no more likely to turn on you then a Lab.
labs are generally stupid from my experience (no mean to offend anyone, as i said, just from my experience)
I am offended! I once had a black lab (RIP Chipper, who lived to be 14 1/2 years old!) that taught himself to fetch a ball he'd drop at the top of a hill as it rolled down. Chipper did it repeatedly, so it was a learned behavior to entertain himself. He also taught himself to sled down a snowy slope alongside my son and his friends. He threw himself on his side and slid down. At first we thought he'd slipped and fallen, but he did it repeatedly, and seemed to be having a great time! I'd say that was pretty smart!
To the OP, I see Rottie in that pup - he's adorable. Rotties need a strong pack leader, but with proper raising, they can be awesome dogs!
Rotties and Shepards are common police dogs due to temperment NOT intelligence. Not that I place much stock in the 'dog intelligence' rankings but labs usually rank highly in those because they are generally very bibbable dogs. They do tend to be goofy and silly late in life, sometimes all their life, but that doesn't mean they lack intelligence.As for the people defending against my statement about labs, i did say i wasnt meaning to offend anyone, but in comparison to the rotts, and german shepards ive had, labs are generally stupid. Its why rotts and shepards are used as gaurd and police dogs 99% of the time vs labs. Most labs seem to have adhd to me haha
That is COMPLETELY idiotic, Turbo. I am not a fan of Labs, but they are HIGHLY intelligent dogs, and are not suited for police work because of their temperament. These are dogs that may have been bred for retrieving, but are also service dogs, and therapy dogs. I can bet you won't be able to place a trained police dog in with a disabled person and have that dog be able to tolerate their medical problems, and do almost EVERYTHING for them.yeah they dont have the intelligence and attention span for something as intense as police work that includes multitasking.
Which explains why labs are one of the most common guide, SAR, and service dogs as well as yes, police dogs in detection work.yeah they dont have the intelligence and attention span for something as intense as police work that includes multitasking. They are trained to do singular things, like jumping off docks into water and fetching birds that are shot. My family members have had labs for duck hunting and goose hunting.. all its good for is swimming way out into lakes to get the birds we shoot. Other then that they are always hyperactive and hardly listen for shit.. but when they see a gun they are ready for action and obey all commands... its weird, like they have adhd as i said in a prior post.
You seem to have missed the point of what I said. You might be able to train a Shepherd or a Rottie for service work, but in the end it takes an intelligent, calm, loving dog to be able to do it. As many Labs that are BRED SPECIFICALLY for service work, of all the Labs coming out of SHELTERS that are being used for service work, it must say something to the breed. A 'stupid hyperactive and defiant' dog would not be able to be a service dog.Thats cuz its trained for police work, you can train it for other things, and alot easier then you can a lab cuz rots and german shepards have calm temperments which allows them to sit and listen and learn faster vs labs are hyperactive.
That's called being versatile, not being unintelligent. Just because they're not "tough" enough for you, doesn't mean labs are automatically less valuable to the world.im not debating its intelligence to do things, im debating its intelligence to learn multiple things vs a rott or german shepard..
labs can do anything but the work it requires vs a rott or shepard is more. thats all im saying.
You need one to match your physique, not your personality. You could have a poorly trained chihuahua if you wanted to match that.not saying its not valuable or unintelligent, im saying in comparison to rotts and german shepards they arnt as intelligent and less valuable just due to the fact rotts and german shepards are easier to train and can do a hell of a lot more things due to their size, and in the rotts case, sheer power.
as for being tough, look at my avatar, i need a big tough dog to match my personality lol