Anyone who is passionate about helping dogs live long, happy and healthy lives would say that all dogs should have some sort of job. Giving a dog a job they enjoy can help to prevent an almost endless list of potential behaviour issues (such as excessive barking, inappropriate chewing and digging, separation problems, and more). It can also help them maintain overall physical wellness. So, by this definition, all dogs are, or at least should be, working dogs. But, there is also a grouping of pure bred dogs that are categorised by kennel clubs as working dogs due to the fact that they were developed to have the physical and mental ability to help people in a myriad of tasks, including: guarding, pulling carts or sleds, performing water or land rescues, and assisting the police and military. In addition to being wonderful companions, these types of dogs have been invaluable assistants to people all across the world for many years.
While most of these dogs no longer perform the specific tasks for which their breed was developed, they still have the considerable abilities to do so. The development of working dogs involved selecting hardy, highly intelligent dogs with wonderful temperaments. As such, these dogs do best when given plenty of opportunities to show their stuff in appropriate ways. A typical working dog breed may no longer need to pull a cart, or rescue someone from the snowy alps, but they will proudly show their stuff in a training class, obedience, agility or flyball ring. And many of these dogs have what it takes to become therapy dogs, a most rewarding experience for the dog, their family and the people they visit.
BECOME A DOG DETECTIVE Most days pass in a fairly ho-hum way for dogs. There is the early morning ritual of waking up and...Some working breeds are: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Black Russian Terrier, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher, Dogue de Bordeaux, German Pinscher, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Komondor, Kuvasz, Mastiff, Neopolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Portuguese Water Dog, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard, Samoyed, Siberian Husky, Standard Schnauzer, and Tibetan Mastiff. Most working breeds are a joy to teach and thrive with people who enjoy the process of finding the right motivation to get their dog to do what they want them to. Of course, all dogs need plenty of early and ongoing socialisation. However, due to the typical size and presence of a working dog, this is an even more pressing priority for them. Having been developed to work closely with their human families, working dogs tend to bond easily and intensely with them. They should also be accepting and friendly with visitors and people they meet on the street, at the veterinarian, and the groomer. When raised and treated with love and respect, working dogs can provide as much love and companionship in return as any family could hope for.
I heard someone once say - " I have this dream that anywhere in the world, every Rottweiler, Every male and every female is an active working dog. I have this dream every Judge, Every breeder, and every owner remembers that this breed was created, made and bred for only one reason. And that is to work. I have this dream they remember when they read the breed standard of the Rottweiler as a working dog, they are not supposed to look at the first definition of the Stop but that they look as to whats going on in their head. and for the qualifications and characteristics that the dog needs to work. What makes a working dog beautiful has nothing to do with the largeness of its head, its the characteristics that enable them to do the work.