15 thoughts on “Predictability on Display (Video)”

    • Isn’t that something, Barbara? We don’t know these puppies’ age, but it’s still impressive.

      • I have seen that exact same video posted a thousand times and it is always used to try to prove that purebred dogs will always do the same thing, which is incorrect. What is being shown here is just prey drive, available in many dogs, because they are predators. It has nothing to do with the breed and it has nothing to prove that all dogs will do the same thing based on their breed. It also has nothing to prove that certain dogs will lift their front leg when hunting. I have seen a variety of dogs that do the same thing that aren’t purebred.

        • Jackie, we’ll have to agree to disagree. Our Pulik would no more behave as the puppies did in this video than a fish would. Prey drive IS evident in many, if not most dogs, on this we concur, but what they do with it varies from breed to breed. In our view, it’s ridiculous to think that any dog has the same instincts around water that a Newfoundland does, or that any loveable mutt has the affinity around horses that a Dalmatian has. We love all dogs, whatever their ancestry, but purebred dogs bring something special to the table that isn’t always found in a mixed breed, and certainly not with any predictability, and if that’s an inconvenient truth that doesn’t fit into the narrative of those who think a dog is a dog is a dog, so be it.

    • We’d say, “groan,” Jan, but we admire a good pun. Well done, and to the point (groan).

    • Randi, do you think maybe that dog sitting by the lady was the puppies’ mother? We wondered why this dog didn’t really get “into” it….

      • The one sitting by the woman is too small to be the mother… in my opinion and doesn’t have the body conformation of an adult.

  1. My Borzoi’s wouldn’t have pointed, they would have went after it, found out it wasn’t a living creature, yawned and went looking for their couch.

  2. My Borzoi’s wouldn’t have pointed, they would have went after it, found out it wasn’t a living creature, yawned and went looking for their couch.

    • LOL, Jackie, we bet if there’d been a living rabbit involved, they wouldn’t have yawned but been gone in a flash!

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