lefty's random dog thread. - Page 230
My boston actually learned how to play fetch really late (at 13mths) by seeing other dogs play fetch in Prospect Park on the weekends (its basically a sea of dogs there in the morning).
Now he's kind of ball obsessed (he'll run all day back and forth 100+ feet and fetch when I use a chuck-it). When before he'd want to play with other dogs and chase/be chased/wrestle all day - its all about fetch now. Is that a bad thing?
our old jack russel/parsons terrier could retrieve tennis balls all day. When using a tennis racket my arm would get tired before he would.
I'm sure he is currently chasing some sort of rabbit tennis ball hybrid around doggy heaven, he loved that...
I can't keep up with that kind of dog all the time, but it's fun from time to time.
PSA video with some fun training:
I note, however, that Corsos are shooting up the popularity chart of AKC registered breeds. For whatever reason, they seem to be particularly popular in the African-American community. At least, such is my impression.
No doubt about it, the brothers love Corsos. I'm not surprised they're popular. Wgen I was at Westminster two years ago there were plenty and the crowds gathered.
That dog was weakish and could have been run easily.
I spent the afternoon with Donovan telling war stories. Like two old men.
19 generations deep. Mostly DS x bulldog in the main lines with Mal x bulldog in others and DP x bandogs in yet others. Little Am Bull in a couple of breedings. No Rottweiler. There may have been an infusion of Neo (via the bandogs lines), but I doubt Fila or Tosa. The breed doesn't have the phenotype of any of the larger molossers.
There's good and bad, but the good ones are very tractable. It's an off breed so they're fun to play with. I've said this before but one of the few dogs to take me clean off my feet was a 45 lb. DP. He was just too fast to judge.