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Re: [RC] "pound dog" mentality for horses? - rides2far@xxxxxxxx

Well I'm gonna have to stand up for the idea of breeding the dog you want. My 
dog is the 6th generation of my line. Got my first in 1979. She is exactly the 
dog I was breeding for...Australian Shepherd, athletic, hot as firecracker, 
smart, protective, strong working instincts. I have rescued several Aussies 
through the years and found them other homes, but they didn't hold a candle to 
the ones I'd bred myself *for what I wanted*. The ones I breed are not for the 
average subdivision home...too hot, too protective. There really is a reason 
that some people breed their dogs on purpose. A pound dog can be a great 
friend, and may be a super animal but I sure am happy with my little red dog 
with the frisbee in her mouth. (Don't let the frisbee fool you. Don't get out 
of the car until we come out of the house and tell her you're O.K.) :-)It's 
great when the cute puppy grows up to be exactly what you had in mind.

To make the "endurance connection" for this post...Kaboot came from horses that 
had competed in distance riding and worked out great. So, now I've bought Weedy 
who is from two successful distance horses. Guess I like to hedge my bets. I'm 
all for people picking up good ones at auction and making good with them but 
need all the help I can get choosing a horse and can't make those split second 
decisions needed to be an auction buyer.


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