The more I think about breeds, crosses, bloodlines that trace back to....the more I, well, keep thinking.
I guess I have more questions than opinions.
Because I like having a horse bred to do the stuff I want to do. I don't like the genetic weakness that comes with breeding for a specific look or ability. I guess it's that simple.
Same things with dogs. If I need to hunt, be protected, find stuff or herd sheep, well a dog bred help me would be great.
By choosing to adopt at the pound, my chances of success for a specific test are much smaller.
Except some of my best dogs have been mutts.
Here's where my thinking always goes...
|I would love to have one of these.|
|But I definitely don't want one of these.|
|I have dreams of owning one of these and seeing if it would make as kick butt of a cow horse as I think it would.|
|Same breed, ew, ew, ew.|
|I have wanted one of these for years, and I'll be honest, I love the color and the spooky eyes as much as the toughness, intelligence and loyalty.|
|Not this (yawn)|
|...and never, ever this.|