I met a lady today who mentioned that she showed border collies in both conformation and obedience. I said that was quite an accomplishment, and that I was working on obedience training with Zeus. She asked me what kind of dog he was, and I said a blackmouth cur. She said "Oh, a hound breed." *insert condescending smile here* "Don't waste your time, dear." Waste my time?? Just because Zeus is a hound doesn't mean he can't learn anything! I think my puppy is doing very well, thank you very much! Is that a common attitude among dog trainers, or did I just happen to meet one of the narrow-sighted ones?