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To: muawiyah

If that’s the way it went with indian dogs, you can bet you a$$ those dogs weren’t much good for anything. Their breeding wasn’t selected for any useful skill and likely there wasn’t any selective breeding at all. Probably about like trying to train a husky to fetch, only worse. No wonder the european breeds displaced them.


31 posted on 01/19/2011 7:52:56 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre
Friend of mine had been the General Counsel for the Territory of Alaska. He had a big ol' Huskey. Thing was smart. Really, really nice dog, but big.

Naw, they don't fetch do they! But they can beg for giant pretzles.

The Indian dogs like those Carolina wild dogs pretty much live in wetlands or swamps. Best thing they can do is hang around your house and watch your stuff at night. Not a house dog!

35 posted on 01/19/2011 8:07:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mamelukesabre

The horse displaced them. Indians used dogs as beasts of burden, pulling travois with belongings, shelter material, etc, before the arrival [re-arrival, actually], of the horse with the Spanish. After that, dogs were kept mainly as watchdogs for the camp.


52 posted on 01/20/2011 7:20:24 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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