Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by Tahla9999, Apr 15, 2009.
aloofness and barkiness.
I can't stand a dog that is:
Fawns over complete strangers
I don't like strangers, so I prefer an aloof dog. My husband loves Lily, who is an affection wh*re. I prefer Lacey because she'd rather be left alone by strangers - and so would I. She's very affectionate to me and my family, just not new people.
Excessive barking drives me insane, and I want a dog I can play with, that doesn't look at me from the sofa like "you've gotta be kidding me, you go get the ball"
Yappy dogs, in my breed it seems to be more acceptable that they are yappy.
I get so sick of people saying 'It's a jrt and/or terrier and that is what they bark'. BS, go hunting with a bunch of terriers, the only dogs barking are the ones in the earth working, the rest of them that are staked near by or at other sette exits are quiet. And it isn't acceptable to have yapping dogs in the working field.
Dog aggresion. I dont mind my dog being reserved with people but dog aggresion is something I wouldnt be able to deal with. My dogs love eachother, live together, and i dont want to be rotating crates ect..
Im also a very "dog activity" kinda person, i love the dog park, dog parades and i love that my dog enjoys being with other dogs and playing.
Yapiness.. barking at the door bell, ect.. w/e thats OK but constand yappiness is too much for me
Dog Aggression and a dog that can't be let off lead/out of fences.
this reminds me of something i cant stand. dogs that pee when they get excited..
Human or dog aggression
Very aloof dogs
very guardy dogs
Pushiness - dogs that beg for attention, beg to go outside, bark for attention, demand barking (GIMME THAT!), whining, etc. The dogs I work with learn REAL FAST that unless they're patient, they're not getting ANYTHING.
Also mouthiness. This is the main reason why I would not want a puppy, but also many adult dogs mouthe and it drives me crazy. I guess it kinda falls under the "pushiness" category in my mind.
Jack went through this during his adolescent asshole stage. He was stubborn--if you refused to give him what he wanted until he calmed down he would just throw a bigger fit. Unfortunately for him I was more stubborn....
dog agression, mild same sex i can deal with to some extent...but i like having a group of dogs and wouldnt knowingly put myself up to deal with a crate/rotate situation
i also dislike extreemly owner aloof dogs, i want my dog to enjoy my company, i dont dogs aloof with strangers...but breeds who barely care for their families company...not my cuppa
I've had 5 of my own and many boarded or rescued as pluses . I never had crates and all were family .
I really dislike dogs that are overly friendly to everyone. A little bit reserved is preferable.
Also, I don't want to deal with professional grooming, so that would be a big turn off.
Dog-aggression bugs me, and I can't live with it. I don't like lazy dogs or ones with low drive, but I'd take a breathing sofa pillow before I'd take a dog that would willingly attack a housemate.
Something about a dog who instantly wriggles and flips on their back and cries and pees and claws me upon sight... it just unnerves me. I must get it from Gonzo. Adult dogs who behave like super-submissive puppies are his #1 pet peeve of the century. Especially incessant mouth licking, omg, he flips his lid! This is something that I notice often in Border Collies. It's definitely not a "breed trait", but I see it often which makes it even worse.
After my brief experience with a DA foster, I am very startled by DA as well. I'm sure it's because I am so protective of my boys and I love them so. But, I could never take in a truly DA dog. Outside of the family DR is a piece of cake, as long as they can be trusted with each other. I don't mind not going to the dog park, having to train and desensitize, and all of that. I respect anyone who does own multiple DA dogs but it's too painful for me. I am far too much of a worrywort.
Friendly to others - my dog is my dog; not your dog
Needy/wanting to be touched all the time - I like a dog that comes to me; touches me and once acknowledged is good for awhile
welcoming strangers on the property without my permission
liking other dogs a lot -- I don't mind my dog to have friends; but it annoys the crap out of me that my dog would die to see and play with another dog
I also object to yapping. And I strongly prefer a dog that is loyal to family but reserved with strangers. I admire the accomplishments of dogs that constantly have to be kept busy. but I sure wouldn't want one.
Mostly I have to say yapping!
I have too many dogs to ever want any dog aggressive dogs (Audubon is DA, but she's been that for 8 years, and she's getting old now, so it's not nearly as much of a problem as when she was younger).
I could not be one of these people that had to crate and rotate every dog they had. No way. I love being able to have a large group of dogs that all love each other, and can all go play and run and enjoy each other in a group. Not have one locked away while the other plays, then rotate and do the same to the other dog.
So yeah, I think dog aggression tops my list.
With my own breed the trait I dislike the most is the ever-present possibility of Dog Aggression. I will do everything in my power to avoid a crate and rotate situation, but will deal with issues as they come. I'm not dumb and I know it's something that can happen in my chosen breed of dog (though it doesn't seem to be nearly as bad in this bully breed as it is in others).
I don't do super-submissive, fearful, barky, independent, furry, low drive, too much drive . . . I'm sure there's much much more. I'm really very picky about what dogs I like.