Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Western Hemisphere,sometimes
Dogs Name: TBD
Titles: My future buddy
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"I know that environment more than heredity mold any living thing"
Nature over nurture or vice versa,that discussion can be had forever. I know genetics play a very important roll in the health/confirmation of a dog,but even with perfect genetics if a dog is raised incorrectly or in a non loving or abusive environment,the dog will turn out less than its full potential,I do not think genetics can overcome a bad environment,that is why I am so picky about the breeder.Granted the titles are cool,but the most important thing to me is to find a dog that has been given every opportunity to be healthy and happy,again I think that applies to every living thing,even us.
As for our active life style,I do not mean that I am some sort of ultra marathoner,even though my job is very physical. I am more saying that I live in two different countries with a third coming up and work in a forth,but our US base is in NC,my wife lives there most of the time,as would the puppy. I have researched travel for the dog,and if I can get her a working certificate in most cases she can fly in the cabin, I know all of the working dogs that I interact with get to do that.I would not want the travel to be a mental or physical health concern or excessive strain for the dog.
I'm not sure if it has came across in my previous posts, but when she arrives she will be a part of my family for ALL of her life, her happiness and comfort will always be looked after and I'm sure that we will be as close as my last dog/buddy/child.It has been a long time since I have had my puppy,sneaky as she was,slip in to my bed in the middle of the night and I wake up in the morning spooning her,at least most of the time it was head to head.
Thank you for all of the information,I hope this post gives more insight into what I am trying to find.BtC