"Kennel club"....GRR!

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  1. Gempress

    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    I met our local kennel club for the first time today. And let me say, I am just astounded.

    They struck me as a bunch of utter snobs. I surprised them with my knowledge of dogs, so they started chitchatting. It was horrible. They talked about how dog-unfriendly our city was, and sneered at how our city had "nothing but chihuahuas and pit bulls".

    One lady actually went on about how if she had her way, she would round up every single pit bull and put them all down. As she put it, "Pit bulls are bred only to kill. That's it. They're walking disasters. I would never let a child get near one."

    One lady asked what kind of dogs I had. I told her. She laughed, looked down her nose at me and said, "Oh, if they're not AKC, I don't really care."

    And then after this spewing of bull$*!+, they tried to convince me to join! They said that a dog lover like me would enjoy it.

    Needless to say, I'm not going to be supporting this kennel club in any way, shape or form. No donations, no fundraising, no attending shows. And to think...I was actually thinking about taking a handling class from them.

    Please tell me this is not the norm for a kennel club.
     
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  2. dr2little

    dr2little Moderator

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    Breedist snobbery is what I've encountered here lately too. They're the foolish ones...too bad though that they carry so much cred with respect to dogs.:mad: I have no time for them either or any desire to be affiliated in any way.
     
  3. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    What a disappointment! I certainly hope that is not the norm!

    Sorry you had such a bad experience!
     
  4. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    Yikes! :yikes: That's horrible. I'd stay far far away if I had that experience!
     
  5. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    Shesh!!! :eek: :mad:

    I am probably SURE that is not the norm :)

    So were you going to show Voodoo or Zues?
     
  6. Herschel

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    Thats sounds a lot like ours local club. I refuse to have anything to do with them.

    Apparently in their puppy classes, they teach "down" by holding the leash loose, stepping on the part that is on the ground, and then pulling up so the dog gets pulled down towards your shoe.:mad:
     
  7. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    nice.

    i get the same type of vibes from the kennel club here, too. unfortunately.

    you'd think dog lovers would be *dog* lovers, not AKC showdog lovers.
     
  8. tessa_s212

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    I woudln't join, but I also woudl make sure to tell them why. Send them a letter directly stating your reasons of refusing to join.
     
  9. Honey_Bear

    Honey_Bear Horses, Dogs, God-Love

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    They sound friendly!!!:D *sarcasm*
     
  10. Honey_Bear

    Honey_Bear Horses, Dogs, God-Love

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    AKC can be really snobby sometimes. It's all PUREBRED or nothing to them. I don't have anything against purebreds, just the discrimination. It's like people have predjudice against mutts!
     
  11. Lizmo

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    Well the AKC was started to show the quality and straits of a PUREBRED dog! ;)

    But also Pits are NOT mutts....so it would be discrimiting a purebred dog?
     
  12. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    of course they discriminate against mutts....
    they are a purebred registry...
     
  13. tessa_s212

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    It isn't so much AKC as it is INDIVIDUAL breed clubs.

    I'm sure there are many kennelclubs out there that would be plenty wllling to let a mixed breed into their training classes happily in hopes of educating more people.

    And, unfortunately, you will also find kennel clubs like this one.
     
  14. Lizmo

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    Exactly Tessa!!!! :D
     
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    the kennel club neer me is the EXACT same way! it buggs me so much because there are people generally interested in gettign involved in "the dog world" and you meet nothing but that kind of treatment...
     
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    I have some friends that have 2 pittbulls. The first time I met them the most they did to me was lick me to death. those two are the most friendliest dogs
     
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    What a disappointment.

    Geez, I hope I never turn into one of them...

    ~Tucker
     
  18. Cassiepeia

    Cassiepeia Chihuahua Mum

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    Ack! What a horrible experience. :( I agree that you should write to them and let them know why you won't be joining.
    I'd like to think that your experience was down to the individual people involved not a representation of the entire kennel club, but who knows. From the other posts here it seems like a common thing. :(
    It's such a shame. I hope you find a better club or at least somewhere else you can do handling classes.

    Cass.
     
  19. Zoom

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    That sucks! It's making me even more nervous about this training club I'm looking at getting into...
     
  20. iheartsammy

    iheartsammy ME+DOGS=CRAZY

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    omg! that is horrible!
     

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