A Present for Charlie

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Destructive chewing. Unclean house habits. Over-exuberance. Over-aggressive-ness. All further appraisals and decisions must be made on the basis of the particular service that the dog is expected to supply. As you have seen, specific instructions for testing and choosing each kind of dog have been included in the material on its own category. A reminder: Regardless of how healthy the pup or dog of your choice appears, one condition of final acceptance should be the approval of a veterinarian. ii.

However, to acquire a dog of dog. his physical ability that is the least bit timid can be a distasteful experience. The Briard has an interesting history of use but, unfortunately, his breeders too often offer glowing tales of his past instead of demonstrations of what he can do now. When considering a Briard for a demanding job such as man-stopping, believe what you see and not what you are told. Height: Males, 23 to 27 inches at the shoulder; females, about an inch less than males. Weight: There seems to be more variance in the weight of Briards than in other breeds.

Use a line that would not hold the pup's dead weight if you feel your situation would permit such an accident. " at him when he's creating a noise nuisance, he'll respond to your reproof with a show of guilt. From that time on, when he offends, rush back to the line-not the dog-and work your way to the collar; then give him a good shaking and sting his upper thighs a bit with a folded belt. No, such discouragement from a senseless practice will not blunt his alarm potential. And don't worry that he's too young to learn.

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