and i guess you think letting your dog out off lease in a condo association where that is most certainly forbiden (not to mention just a bad idea) is responsible pet ownership?Look. I actually agree with you....in a sense, you're just being a dick bc it's your way or the highway. Yes, working dogs need "jobs", they need activities to wear them out. Yada yada yada. Every breed has it's standards and every dog has it's own personality. Not every working dog needs a fenced in yard to "survive" and not every dog gets lazy fat and destructive when left to their own devices. I've owned plenty of "working dogs" Labs, weimaraners, etc. they're all different and responsible owners know to adjust. Kookoo might be a quack but at least she's an animal-loving quack. Therefor I could care less what kind of dog she gets bc I know she'll properly care for it no matter what.
And for crying out loud stop equating no fences with irresponsible pet ownership. I live in a condo and my dog does just fine when I let her out the back (ground level unit) and watch her from my porch as she goes leash-less over to the tree line to do her little duties (someone call animal control....). Maggie hates it when I stand over her and make her poop with an audience. In fact she purposely takes longer then. That's another dog that's supposed to be all crazy and hyper and easily turns to destruction for attention. Maggie sleeps 22.5 hours a day. Exact opposite of what everyone says she'll be like.
For kicks, my breed is of Italian and English decent. I'm pale and freckly but I'm short with crazy hair and have dramatic hand gestures while I talk, loudly. But my dog's breed is Shiba Inu. I've already gone on about the misconceptions with this breed on these forums so I don't feel like going into it again.
just remember YOU are responsible when something happens.
you might want to read more of kookoo's posts. she is undeserving of nice. good adivce is the most she will get out of me. Not coddling