Dont Get a (your breed here) If......

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  1. AgilityKrazii

    AgilityKrazii Addicted to Agility

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    I saw this topic on another forum and thought I would start it here because I found it very interesting. To many times the 'bad' things about a breed are just glazed over and I think thats one of the most important things to be mentioned because thats what ends so many dogs in shelters.
     
  2. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Don't get any kind of Coonhound if you plan to leave it alone twelve hours a day and your neighbors have some kind of objection to howls that make their houses vibrate.
     
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    Don't get an Australian Shepherd if you object to hair on everything you own and control barking when playing with toys or other dogs.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Don't get a sheltie if you don't enjoy barking, yodeling, howling, honking, or any other creative noises they can come up with.

    Don't get a sheltie if you don't plan on socializing the puppy very early and a lot- they tend to not like strangers.

    Don't get a sheltie or a papillon if shedding bothers you. *plucks white hair out of her mouth*

    Don't get a papillon if you ever want to be alone in your house.

    Don't get a papillon if you want a 'house ornament' instead of a dog, they require a lot of attention.
     
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    Don't get an APBT (American Pit Bull Terrier) if you want to take your dog to dog parks and you don't want to seperate your dogs when they aren't being supervised.
     
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    Don't get a Golden unless you want to fall in love with the breed !
     
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    Good thread :)
     
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    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    Don't get a corgi if you don't want a fur covered couch, if you don't want to spend half the day laughing at your dog, if you don't want to keep all food locked up in a vault.

    Don't get a malinois if you don't plan on spending 25 hours a day being physically active with the dog, if you don't want to be screamed at every time you glance away from them, if you don't own a huge supply of balls, tugs and kongs.

    Don't get a corgi or a malinois if you don't want a dog who is smarter than you.
     
  9. PoodleMommy

    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    Dont get a yorkie if you want an inanimate object... they are typical terriers in a small package.

    Dont get a yorkie if you dont like brushing hair, ALOT, like almost everyday.

    Dont get a yorkie if your uncomfortable with strangers approaching you to coo over your adorable dog everywhere you do.:p
     
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    Don't get a great dane if:

    You have a coffee table
    You don't like drool
    You don't want to share your couch/bed
    You are sensitive to being whipped by tails
    You don't want a 150 pound shadow with you at all times, including "private" times.
    You don't like clingy needy dogs who hate being left alone
    You put food on your counter tops and expect it to still be there 5 minutes later
    You are really into landscaping and don't want trenches in your yard
    You don't have a high threshold for pain
    You hate dogs that snore
    You hate dogs that shed
    You don't want to spend tons of money on food, supplies and vet bills

    Do get a great dane if you want a loyal friend like no other who makes it known every single day that the world revolves around you. :)
     
  11. FoxyWench

    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    dont get a wowie (chihuahua) if:

    your sensitive about being stereotyped
    your not willing to socilize
    you like to go to the bathoor without supervisation
    you want a dog that likes to spend time alone

    do not get a crestie if:

    you dont like giving dogs a bath/grooming
    you dont like the feel of baby skin
    you want a low energy slow paced dog
    you like going to the bathroom alone
    you dont like being pawed at
    you want a dog that obeys unconditionally
    you dislike sighthounds or terriers
     
  12. PoodleMommy

    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    haha!!!

    my sister gets mad when Armani tries to follow her in... she says she cant go with him watching... Im just used to it now. :rofl1:
     
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    AGonzalez Not a lurker

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    Don't get a German Shepherd if...
    1. You can't stand shedding - I vacuum every other day and it's a furry mess
    2. You like to defrost food on counter tops
    3. You don't like vocal breeds, mine "talks" to me

    Don't get an APBT if...
    1. You can't deal with rude people and their contempt
    2. If you like your yard with grass and not bomb craters
    3. You rent/have to move frequently
    4. If you want to be a dog park person
    5. If you don't have a good fence - don't let them out in the yard...mine jumps my 6 ft fence easily
     
  14. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    Do not get a border collie if you are , in any way, shape, or form, lazy. :X
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    Don't get a JRT if you can't laugh at yourself.
    Don't get a JRT if you think dogs should want to please you.
    Don't get a JRT if you don't like a outside the box free thinking dog.
    Don't get a JRT if you want to go to dog parks or have other dogs (and don't want to separate when not supervising)
    Don't get a JRT if you don't like dogs who think they are all that.
    Don't get a JRT if you don't like dogs who bark, dig, climb, chase and kill animals smaller than them (and sometimes those larger than them too)
    Don't get a JRT if you don't want to deal with single minded determination.
    Don't get a JRT if you have no plans on keeping her stimulated in mind and body.. or she will do it herself-much to the detriment to your house and its contents.
     
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    4dogs3cats Aroooooo!

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    Don't get a beagle if you don't want to be notified via "AROOO" every time a leaf falls off a tree, a slight breeze blows by, the neighbor sneezes, etc etc.

    Don't get a beagle if you like sleeping alone. (The way Kody lays closest to me is he will lay ON me and then slide off so he is right next to me.)

    Don't get a beagle if you want to be able to have a reliable off-leash dog 100% of the time.


    Don't get a german shepherd if you don't enjoy throwing a ball or frisbee 24/7.

    Don't get a german shepherd if you dont want your dog yelling at you.

    Dont get a beagle OR a german shepherd if you don't want loving, protective, adorable dogs that will literally worship the ground you walk on. In fact, if you don't want that... than join a cat forum.
     
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    Dont get a sibe if....
    1.) you caint stand a dog who digs alot.
    2.)who sheds a ton.
    3.)who only seeks attention on there terms.
    4.)requires a ton of exercise.
    otherwise they are very sweet natured dogs.
     
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    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    :rofl1::rofl1:
     
  19. SisMorphine

    SisMorphine Your Mom

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    Don't get a Greyhound if you want an offleash dog.

    Don't get a Greyhound if you want a dog who is perfect with young children.

    Don't get a Greyhound if you want a "dog".

    Don't get an Alapaha if you can't handle the possibility of dog aggression.

    Don't get an Alapaha if you can't handle a dog who was bred to protect.

    Don't get an Alapaha if you don't plan on exercising them pretty hard each day.
     
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    shadowfacedanes *Biter*

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    Don't get a Corvus if you like your sanity and plan on keeping it. :p
     

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