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Not one, even the most intelligent and strongest dog, can master all dog professions and perform all functions without exception. Like no living organism can be universal and operate flawlessly in any conditions. Features of a dog can be divided into: basic features; basic behavioral reactions; functional qualities.
1. The basic features include: breed characteristics; health, physical development; personal psychological characteristics.
Under pedigree characteristics is meant the specificity of behavior and features of the exterior of a particular breed. When buying a dog, it is imperative to take into account the breed characteristics of the selected service. For example, a huge heavy mastiff can knock a person to the ground with one jerk of powerful jaws, but at the same time he is not able to jump high in sports, as a light and graceful Doberman does. The fox terrier can be perfectly developed physically, possess a strong nervous system and even undergo a course of protective training, but in reality it simply is not able to become a bodyguard dog. Thus, an objective assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of the breed is a fundamental factor in choosing a dog. The breed is not only a genetically fixed set of external characteristics of the animal’s appearance, but also its typical nature, stereotype of behavior, character. Continue reading