I dont believe in all the trouble of, or for, the pure breeds
My hunting dogs and our farm dogs were all mixes ...
and for hunters (flushing bird dogs) my Lab/ Cocker cross
out hunted several prize hunters with ribbons...
however in defense of others...
my hunter ran free on the farm and probably knew the pheasants by name ...:)
as for cattle dog our German Shepard cross Collie
a. would drive cows as needed ...just point
b. guard dog, nobody came in the yard without a reception and was followed and barked at until asked not to by familly...
c.would stop all sorts of critters from setting up shop in the area... skunks ,badgers, fox. etc.
d. when I was so stupid as to leave a gate open .He kept the cows in ( dog received steak after.....)
e. did not bother any farm animal pigs, ducks, chickens,cats,horses,cows unless asked to ...( ie sick'em and point)
F. UNUSUAL yes but to this day I believe cross breeds are smarter and Collie/German Sheppard fantastic
g. I swear all this is true,