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Max is a very high drive pitbull/mastiff type dog. gorgeous mahogany Brindle.

I'm confused. Why are there hints that Max is a rescue GH?

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
My suggestion to you is exercise, exercise, exercise. My other ... of the dog before you get to the rabbit stage.

Exercise may help but not a lot, I think. You need to be able to call the dog off but you can't teach them not to be interested.

Exercise will help IMO. But you're right, it's not going to cure it. There really is no cure. But you can teach the dog control skills and to offer control for something they want. It's a fairly long slog of training, but giving the dog the gift of controlling their drive is something that is very beneficial to the dog. General drive control won't prevent the lapses, but will give you and the dog some tools to use to try to turn it back off. You might actually strart with a schutzhund trainer. Schutzhund is all about building, manipulating, and turning drives off and on.
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Max is a very high drive pitbull/mastiff type dog. gorgeous mahogany Brindle.

I'm confused. Why are there hints that Max is a rescue GH?

I don't think anyone ever hinted that he was a sighthound. He just has sighthound type prey drive.
And I'm wrong, He was described as a ridgeback labrador and not the brindle that I described.
I have a memory leak. It's been over a year since I saw him. He's gorgous, here he is
http://aad.lomag.net/buzzsaw/Max.html
I don't think anyone ever hinted that he was a sighthound. He just has sighthound type prey drive. And I'm ... I have a memory leak. It's been over a year since I saw him. He's gorgous, here he is http://aad.lomag.net/buzzsaw/Max.html

OK - while I realize that there is controversy over such, many people put RR's in the sighthound category. Nothing brindle about him obviously, but I'm not sure that he looks like a RR/Lab combo either.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I'm not sure that he looks like a RR/Lab combo either.

He looks like a plain old chocolate Lab to me.

Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
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I'm not sure that he looks like a RR/Lab combo either.

He looks like a plain old chocolate Lab to me.

No his head was very large, and looking straight on reminded me of a pitt- ish/ lab
No his head was very large, and looking straight on reminded me of a pitt- ish/ lab

I've seen some big, blocky Lab heads. And I've seen plenty of Pit Bulls with relatively small heads.

Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
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No his head was very large, and looking straight on reminded me of a pitt- ish/ lab

I've seen some big, blocky Lab heads. And I've seen plenty of Pit Bulls with relatively small heads.

Possibly, but his chest, head, jaw set and body build made me think Pit. The angle of that shot did not show that. I must confess, my memory from a year and a half ago is not that sharp, but when I left, I had the impression this was a pit mix, and a friend of mine, a very experienced trainer concurred, she also felt he was really a Pit mix.
Possibly, but his chest, head, jaw set and body build made me think Pit.

Okay, but that's still not an RR! Also, I've seen Labs that had all the above. They build 'em stocky 'round here, to the point that I've seen a couple of chocolates that looked more like Chessies than labs.
The angle of that shot did not show that. I must confess, my memory from a year and a half ... mix, and a friend of mine, a very experienced trainer concurred, she also felt he was really a Pit mix.

He may well be. Like you said, that photo isn't much help for IDing.

Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
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