Luci Greenville, TX 6/11/2010 9:53:14 PM I am a 10yr veteran of the Air Force. I have owned dogs all my life, in no particular order of breed. I have owned small, medium, and large dogs. I owe my life to the Rottweiler breed from infancy as I was born premature at 20 weeks/13oz. I agree whole heartedly that the dog's behavior and temperment is the product and effect of it's owner and those around it. If one breed is under orders to take and pass a 10-part Canine Good Citizen test, ALL dog breeds should be subject to this order. After all if their owners are military and under military law then so must the canine obey. I currently own a rescued German Shepard, he is not a young dog and suprisingly he is tollerent of most everything. His only flaw is only myself, my 54yr old mother and my 2yr old son can approach/take/interfear with food/treats/bones. Not that this is done regularly, my mother and I do so for training and access incase he gains anything harmful to him and for his certification of therapy in nursing homes, hospitals, and hospices. My 2yr old intercedes under ignorance and misunderstanding, he's 2 and I sometimes get sidetracked with his brother and sister. I dont understand the prejudice of breeds. I dont understand why the military cant see that the fault of "a vicious breed/dog" lies with the human. Many of the military working dogs have been of the "vicious breed" lists. We of all "communities" should be understanding of prejudies - we even now are subject to segregation and prejudice, why we place this on an entire breed/breeds I dont believe anyone will ever be able to explain. Humanity, our race is doomed to be our own down-fall. Our prejudice(s) and fear(s) will be our distruction, the innocent lives of the loyal animals that we (humans) destroy and mistreat will succeed us on this Earth. I dont envy them to succeed our greed and selfishness. We dont even follow our own rules and regulatons.