"The housebound dog leads a stressed existence. It cannot express its natural behaviors: stalking, chasing, exploring,
(From: The Dog's Mind, by Bruce Fogle)
"IF you lived in my house, you'd be skinny too..."
Show-line dogs with working abilities. My dogs have the advantage to run and be happy. NO kennels. They live
in groups inside and outside and get rotated around all day long to be either outside "hunting" and/or inside with me lounging around.
They are therefore slender dogs while growing up
slowly, with incredible speed, stamina and
agility. As in nature, the females
don't go in heat until after +/- 14 months for
the first time! PACK dogs
simply live a better, healthier life.
It's the only way to have dogs for me.
Would you want to be locked up all day in a
kennel, get fed, and be on your own again?
Didn't think so. My dogs
get fed more protein plus raw food
too but never put on weight while living the
pack life. Weight is a huge drawback
in a pack. (as it is In humans.)
My dogs sleep indoors, in winter and summer.
However, they do get walked during darkness too
to keep them in tune with nature and
fearlessness. (Wolves and coyotes hunt at
night.) My dogs are kept out of the
extreme hot weather days as well because it
doesn't seem to stop them for running themselves
ragged, I have to slow them down!
With the way mine are raised, it's much easier
to discern which is the better prospect for
breeding because of the interaction I can see
that the strong will rule, as long as they rule
with tolerance and not aggression, I
know I'm good.
I must remark that it isn't easy to have dogs
this way, but, if it was easy, everyone would be
doing it... Hence, most breeders' lock theirs in
kennels - because THAT is easy & lastly,
to me, that is horribly sad
and goes against the grain of the humane
treatment of all animals. So, get rid of
your carpets, and get some brick or concrete