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Old 12 February 2014, 08:05 PM
Ryda Wong, EBfCo. Ryda Wong, EBfCo. is offline
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Originally Posted by ganzfeld View Post
That's not good. But the exact same miscommunication happens with purebreds all the time. Will my rottweiler be anything like the rotty across the street? The answer is maybe sort of but don't expect it. Your dog is going to be a unique individual.
If you are dealing with good breeders, you can, pretty much, predict the final product. Shoot, you can do that within most breeds that haven't been entirely overcome by BYBs and millers.

If I take in a Collie as a foster, I can, with a high degree of accuracy, predict that dog's instincts and behaviors, even in cases where abuse or neglect occurred. The same simply does not hold true for mixes and mutts.
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