Skip to comments.Dog Breed Matters If You Want To Communicate
Posted on 07/24/2009 8:29:17 AM PDT by decimon
Researchers who make generalizations about the effects of domestication and dog-wolf differences in the utilization of human visual signals, take note; a new study says dog breeds selected to work in visual contact with humans, such as sheep dogs and gun dogs, are better able to comprehend a pointing gesture than those breeds that usually work without direct supervision.
In a series of tests, Márta Gácsi from Eötvös University, Hungary worked with a team of researchers to examine the performance of different breeds of dogs in making sense of the human pointing gesture.
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Kind of topic but here it goes. We are getting a beagle puppy on Wednesday. For all the beagle owners out there, what are the top 5 things I need to know, in your view? Thanks
My Mastiff, Bella, ALWAYS looked to where I was pointing. Other dogs just looked at my hand.
1. The bark all the f*&$ing time.
2. The bark all the f*&$ing time.
3. The bark all the f*&$ing time.
4. The bark all the f*&$ing time.
5. The bark all the f*&$ing time.
Love the dogs.
But they never shut the f$%# up!
My dog is part lab, part pointer, and all stupid. When I point he just licks my finger. He is like Odie from Garfield. Very lovable, but dumb as rocks.
He sounds wonderful.
Do you know why God made beagles sooooo cute?
So you won’t F*cking Kill Them.
(Told to me by a life-long beagle owner...:)
This is neither "good," nor "bad," of course; but it does have some rather uncomfortable implications.
We are getting two German shep. puppies on Sunday; sisters — 11 weeks old, 21 lbs. They were scheduled to be euthanized. The person who had them didn’t want them and some kind person saved them.
Not a beagle guy here, but I do know from those who have them that beagles are smart, energetic, and get bored easily. Thus:
1. Exercise, and lots of it.
2. Keep him busy with training and tricks.
All else is secondary.
Beagles are working dogs, and need to have a “job” even when kept as a pet. They do make excellent pets. But, they tend to bay (bark) a lot, so start work early on teaching them when it’s ok to bark and when it isn’t. Try to find a “bark park” or a remote place in the country where you can let him or her off-leash, to run and to track scents.
I’ve recently adopted a Walker Hound, which is much like a Beagle in habit and temperament. She’s a sweet girl, very loving and affectionate, but wants to climb and needs to “work” the back yard, tracking scents, back and forth, back and forth. She’s as compelled to do that as my Lab was compelled to retrieve or swim. Her breed was created to do these things, going back centuries to English Foxhounds in Virginia.
So, study the purpose for which Beagles were bred, and you’ll find what you need to know to make him or her happy, and for him or her to make you happy.
My dog is a labradinger(lab + springer). Mine is not stupid. Every spring she goes to the same spot the stupid bunny built a nest, but alas, stupid bunny is no more and no more baby bunnies to hang from her mouth. She has set my kitchen on fire, child proof stove knobs are not determined dog proof.
But most of all, she earns her keep: big dog, big bark, big snarl, scares the willies out of door to door pests.
She is my Canine Perimeter Alert System (CPAS).
Oh and she likes to herd fish.
Full moons. On full moons...well, you'll see.
My old Cocker/Beagle passed away last Sept. and he was the best flusher I've ever seen. He would wait until one of my setters was on point and then he would flush the bird for us. He would actually stay back with us, see the other dog go on point, then go with us to the point and flush the bird. He wouldn't get in the way of the other dogs pointing, backing or retrieving. God I miss him!
That they are the most adorable, lovinglittle doggies ever! They go nuts over
bunnies and can be hard to calm down. If they track something such as a bunny
back to its hiding place, the beagle will howl until you get it or a neighbor calls.
they sleep alot. they chew everything for at least a year.
they tee-tee in the house if they can get away with it. They will
eat like goats and then throw up. Enjoy! we have.
And bless you for taking them in!!
2) they eat everything
3) must be loved all the time
Mine live until 15 or so, had to put her down about 2 years ago.
Did I mention that they are stubborn?
Be considerate of your neighbors. If the dog starts barking bring him inside or get an anti bark collar.
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