Dog Humor - Dog Standards
What the standard says vs. what the standard really means:
Needs lots of socialization - Frankly, it'd be easier to own and handle a tiger
- Highly intelligent-
Un trainable but will steal your car
Loves his family-
Dangerous with everyone by you, your wife and maybe your kids
Wary of strangers; can be aloof with strangers-
Eats everyone but his own nuclear family
Dominant toward other dogs-
Believes other members of his species are prey animals
Occasionally deigns to listen to your pleas for obedience
Will always attempt to attack other dogs, no matter how small
Eats paperboys, mailmen, meter readers, and other pedestrians who pass 'his' territory.
calm and observant-
Bright inquiring expression-
Hardy and active-
Needs to hike the Apalachian Trail twice a day
Bites and hangs on
And then there are the AKC breeds that have no personality/temperament descriptions included. Among these are the Greyhound and the Yorkshire Terrier. The Yorkie people are clearly covering up their breed's personality disorder, but I think the Greyhound people are just being honest - greyhounds have no discernable personality.
I am, of course, just joking.
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