There are many people who ask me about our dogs. It is an interesting relationship and hard to explain. Our dogs are work dogs. Yes, they have names and we care for them very much. They are not “pets”. They are not allowed in the house. When we travel far distances they ride in dog kennels. On the property they may hop in the back of the truck or simply run behind. They are well cared for and still not pets.
The investment to purchase the right dog for specific needs can be extremely expensive. It is sort of like purchasing a John Deer with feelings and the posibility of illness.