The toy and miniatures have been bred mostly for size, so brains aren't necessarily part of the package. There are some smart ones, but you're just as likely to draw a dumb one.
Having raised toy poodles for 12 year years, that has not been our experience whatsoever. The toy poodles were we raised seemed crème de la crème in intellenge. Of course owners were a different breed.
posted on 04/28/2008 3:02:39 PM PDT
("I don't need Mr. Keyes lecturing me on Christianity. That's why I have a pastor." Barack Obama)
It's the same old story - you got a good bloodline!
I used to breed and show Siamese cats, and I bred first for temperament, next for health, and only last for conformation. Had one champion, just the same.
Lots of folks weren't that picky and bred just for looks. There were plenty of mean, sickly Siamese around.
posted on 04/28/2008 3:08:12 PM PDT
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