With Bali Street Dogs there are given certainties, nature wise. The parameters of their unique disposition, permanently affects their behaviour. This is certainly not to say that the Bali Dog cannot adapt, that would be insulting to its intelligence.
Measuring, using mathematical formulations about Bali Street Dog Temperament is clinically data driven. It stands up to testing, proving that this canine will perform the functions of its innate nature, in its natural environment. In other words, it will be happy doing what comes naturally to it, if conditions are conducive, for it.
It’s the happiness component, which throws up a non-scientific based sentience argument. In philosophical measurement, by way of observation, the Bali Street Dog certainly feels and experiences. That means it has capacity for pleasure pain happiness suffering. For humans involved in animal welfare, anything other than a sentience viewpoint is really unthinkable.
So, it would appear that for the Bali Street Dog to be happy, it must behave as a Dog. Preferably as a Dog, that’s nature has been shaped by its historical environment. Ultimately as a Dog that performs functions in keeping with Human Dog cohabitation. Completely as a Dog with Humans who intrinsically understand its temperament.
No matter how well a Bali Street Dog may look, appear to be.
If it’s not living true to its scientifically measurable quantifiable natural temperament, it will most likely be unhappy, in sentience terms.
So maybe next time, you see a not so perfect looking one. Don’t discount, that it actually may be, just fine.
Happy doing what it was born to do, with people who know it, on an Island where it belongs.