We Beaglebratz r not here tue-day -
we r over at RANGER'z fur hiz Batman funtimez-
We haf turned the blog over tue our mom tue-day.
Thank you Beaglebratz
Most of you, maybe ALL of you, did not see
the first blog post ever done here,
that was back in 2008 - BEFORE
I turned the blog over to the Beaglebratz in October, 2009.
I wrote a total of FOUR blog posts that year-
I began in February and ended the year with 4 posts-
NOT due to my vision problems either. And I didn't
get ANY comments on those first 4 posts.
Anyway, that first post really wasn't that great,
I had no idea what I was doing.
Here it is and you can make up your own mind-
I'm sorry if I burst anyone's bubble but ANY DOG will bite if there is reason - and that is not your reason or mine but the DOG's reasoning. Have you ever been bitten by a Cocker Spaniel? I have. Have you ever been bitten by a West Highland White Terrier? Again, I have. Have you ever been bitten by a small mixed-breed dog(Yorki-Poo)? And one more time, I have. I have seen with my own eyes a Pekingese attack a woman's husband simply because he wanted to sit beside his own wife on the sofa. I have seen Labrador Retrievers chase their owner simply because the owner wanted to take them for a walk. Whether a dog is bull-headed, onery, or even becomes vicious - in almost all cases, it is due to being provoked or environmental such as how they were raised - it is extremely rare for a dog to be born that way.
As anyone who owns a Beagle will tell you - a Beagle is NOT for everyone. I happen to own 2 Beagles and it is HIGHLY unlikely I will ever own any other breed, ever! And, just because someone only READS they aren't trainable - that does NOT make it true. Until you actually own at least one of these magnificent animals - DON'T pass judgement on them. One of my Beagles (which, by the way, are purebreds and registered with the American Kennel Club) visits in nursing homes and at a hospice and goes to the library where children take turns reading to him - you try being a small dog and have to tolerate a small child poking fingers in your ears and climbing on you. This dog has also earned his Canine Good Citizen award from the AKC - a series of tasks that a dog must perform to test behavior/temperament. My other Beagle has successfully completed her basic level of obedience training - will soon enter her intermediate level and continue training for her therapy dog standing. I talk with many who own Beagles and would not own any other breed. Beagles are listed as #5 as the most popular breed in the AKC.
See, I told you it was not that great - I tried to warn you.
I know my biggest mistake-
I didn't back up any of my statements about
the temperament of a dog with expert references-
something I learned in college.
And not sure where I was going when I started
talking about the Beaglebratz or
why I even included that part in this post. Instead,
using those references, I should have stayed with the subject of
the temperament of dogs and expanded the discussion.
Oh well, live and learn-
when I started the blog,
I really had no idea where I was going with it.