So here I am helping a neighbor with an Akita and I realize that
I am telling her that she has a working breed. A hunter and his instincts
need to be fulfilled. Finding her a job for her dog so that his energy
is better placed while he has down time.
Then I go home and I am dealing with the trio and I am thinking these
three are working dogs. To me anyway. I have always trained them with that
mind set. So why the heck are they classified as non sporting with the AKC? I have no idea.
And Chow Chow for that matter?
So this is my questions to those of you on the board who have been around shar pei
breed much much longer than me. Why are they non sporting? I don't get it.
I see so many similiarities in shar pei with other working/guard breeds like Cane Corso and
Rottweilers and Akita and they are classified as working group.
Maybe there is an overall stereotype of this breed that they are not a working breed. I beg to differ.
Any feedback would help me lay this puzzle in my mind to rest.