The Spanish used giant dogs, similar to the Canary Islands Presa, to attack the Indians when they invaded the Americas.the dog will eat more than a normal dog. i had a neighbor that asked me for money to feed his dogs and i hated that because i dont have a dog for that reason
I agree, after our boxer died years ago [in NJ] we were all so distraught that we swore we'd never have another dog. He was only 8. But then our surprise rottie puppies in DR last year....and we fell in love, brought one home to NJ. So I guess it was 'never say never' for us, another large breed thoughOne sad aspect to all the very large breeds is their short life span. I am a dog lover and to see my beloved friend grow old and die so soon is too big a heartache for me to bear.
Quality and character ?Is it all not terribly pretentious, to consider importing a dog on looks and status to a country such as DR.
The reality is that most mid to large dogs do the same job in terms of security, in terms of domesticated home dogs. There is little need for purebred manipulated lines to concentrate a dogs abilities. Not to the point where people need blood lines history etc. I only want 'this' kind of dog, purebred. It's like a person saying I only want this jacket of same quality as that other, but I must have the one with the trademark that expensive one. Does exactly the same job, purely astentatious posing rights.Quality and character ?
I considered a trained dog when moving here - Police type training.
I talked to the K-9 squad in my hometown -Philadelphia , at that point
They suggested any breed with the natural protection instincts - Shepherds, Dobermans, Rottweilers, etc.
He also said that he was more feared by the public with the dog than with his gun.
That convinced me.
This isn't jewelry we're talking - its protection.....
and IMO, its more pretentious to carry a gun than have a capable dog.
I have had both.
Don't get me started on foo foo poodles...... hahaha
With all the strays in this country, it's incredibly pretentious--and that's putting it mildly--to import a dog because of breed/status. One could so much more easily acquire a puppy and train it excellently. That's just IMHO. But to each his/her own.Is it all not terribly pretentious, to consider importing a dog on looks and status to a country such as DR.