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I have seen this video a few times but every time I see it, I love it. This is an amazing working dog. Anyone who doesn't think a dog like this can do what it is doing... here is the proof. Enjoy it. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTN5kTkdvME
 

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that is amazing! Its always fun to see breeding excelling at things they weren't bred to do just as well as the things they are bred to do.

I wish there were more Schutzhund training places around here, I would love to train Hawk in it.
 

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I disagree. But I'm admittedly not well informed about this kind of stuff.

Why would you train a small, hyper breed to do schutzhund when it isn't really suited to that kind of work? That seems very dangerous for people around the dog...and eventually for the dog because if he bites someone, he's dead.

Is it cute? Sure.

Is it smart? I don't think so.
 

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Bob, I'm not sure I understand. What makes this JRT any less restrained about biting than a GSD trained in Schutzhund?
I don't know. It just seems to me that if a dog isn't going to be used for protective work, why train it to bite at all? If I owned the dog I'd feel like I was taking too big a risk for no reason.
 

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I don't know. It just seems to me that if a dog isn't going to be used for protective work, why train it to bite at all? If I owned the dog I'd feel like I was taking too big a risk for no reason.
The whole point of Schutzhund is to get a dog that doesn't bite unprovoked or unreliably. Schutzhund dogs are trained to be stable; the sport actually minimises the risk of erratic bites.

It's the dogs who are deliberately under-socialised to make them aggressive that are the unreliable, dangerous ones.
 

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I disagree. But I'm admittedly not well informed about this kind of stuff.

Why would you train a small, hyper breed to do schutzhund when it isn't really suited to that kind of work? That seems very dangerous for people around the dog...and eventually for the dog because if he bites someone, he's dead.

Is it cute? Sure.

Is it smart? I don't think so.
I don't know. It just seems to me that if a dog isn't going to be used for protective work, why train it to bite at all? If I owned the dog I'd feel like I was taking too big a risk for no reason.
If you admittedly do not know much about schutzhund... then why not research it to better understand how the dogs are trained, and how well they are under handlers control? They dont have to be used for protection work to do shutzhund... it's a dog sport just like Agility and regular Obedience is. It's fun for them and its another way to ensure your dog is trained to its fullest and a whole other way to have fun with your dog.

Look it up. I plan on doing shutzhund in the future with either my future Tibetan Mastiff or Cane Corso. Years from now... but its going to happen :).
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The little guy looks like hes having fun and is very well trained. The only problem I have, and it was mostly from youtube.com comments, is that some people wish that small dogs and other breeds were actually used for police work, and this seems unrealistic, becuase as you can see, the criminal can run off with the dog attatched to his/her arm. The bigger dogs are chosen for that, their size. Hence german shepherds, dobermans, boxers. While pits and cane corsos might be smaller, they make up for in strength. I saw a comment that someone wanted to put their maltese in police work. Despite that fact that it would be slightly comical to see, the size and reality of it's breeding wouldn't allow the 'real' takedown of a criminal. But I'm very glad they allow the opportunity for any breed to practice and learn the skills anyhow.
 

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The little guy looks like hes having fun and is very well trained. The only problem I have, and it was mostly from youtube.com comments, is that some people wish that small dogs and other breeds were actually used for police work, and this seems unrealistic, becuase as you can see, the criminal can run off with the dog attatched to his/her arm. The bigger dogs are chosen for that, their size. Hence german shepherds, dobermans, boxers. While pits and cane corsos might be smaller, they make up for in strength. I saw a comment that someone wanted to put their maltese in police work. Despite that fact that it would be slightly comical to see, the size and reality of it's breeding wouldn't allow the 'real' takedown of a criminal. But I'm very glad they allow the opportunity for any breed to practice and learn the skills anyhow.
Oh yea... I will definitely disagree with any small breed being used for police work, because... all it would take is one hit or kick from the perp and the little dog could be seriously hurt or even dead.

This is just for fun and further extensive training... and I think it is great! :D This is one of my new fave youtube videos! haha
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<3 Mr. Murphy.

The whole point of schutzhund Bob, is to weed out the unstable dogs. My dog has done it and he lives with children, plays with strangers etc, and he's certainly no danger to anybody.
 
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