Superficial reasons you aren't into certain breeds?

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  1. Ozfozz

    Ozfozz Highbread Dingbat

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    Potato shape, trying to think...like bulldogs?
    If so, add that to my list as well.

    I like a nice lean, streamlined build like a Border Collie.
     
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    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    I would love to own a Curly Coated Retriever.

    But they have a curly coat. And I don't know if I can get over that. Which is horrible, but true. Because otherwise, I think they'd be brilliant.
     
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    AmandaNola Wanna Pet My Wiener?

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    What I absolutely will not compromise on:
    Droopy eyes
    Bi-color eyes
    Super long (basset, bloodhound) ears
    Cropped ears
    Flat faces
    Bulging eyes
    Super floofy like a rough collie, Sheltie, OESD
    Bulldog like bodies
    Super short legs and long bodies. Nola's a dachshund, but she is very moderate in type and that's the only kind I'd have.
    Excessive white in Merles
    Tear stains. Nasty


    Not ideal, but will compromise on:
    Shedding
    Docked or bobbed tails
    Prick ears
    Light colored noses
    This is weird, but I don't care for green/gold/light brown eyes. I like blue or a rich, dark brown, the darker the better.
    Black and Tans
    I prefer solid to patterned
     
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    teacuptiger floor dancer

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    I am so with you on this.
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Tear stains! I don't know what it is, but they totally gross me out. I don't think I could own a hardcore drooler, and I can't stand the texture of poodles hair. I'm not a big fan of white dogs. It wouldn't be a deal breaker, but I'd prefer a different color. I also do not like the look of short haired whippets. I could get over it (DH wants a whippet), but I find myself trying to get him interested in different breeds just because of whippet looks.
     
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    katielou Slave to the Aussie

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    It's all about the ears.
    Abe's ears are perfection. Figs ears **** me off!
     
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    I really don't like feathering. I have tried and tried. It's dumb because a lot of the spaniels would probably fit me, but the feathers dull my zest for them.

    I tend to like the flashiest version in breeds. So, if I were more into Border Collies, I would choose a blue or red merle waaaaaaaay before a black and white dog.

    In general I like dogs that are chunky in a certain way...Shar Pei, Bull Terriers, Dogue de Bordeaux. Loose lips and/or blocky heads and bodies. Dobermans are the exception but even there, I much prefer the "coarser" look and find that a lot of them look overly refined and weedy to me. I prefer heavy-headed bench labs to field labs based purely on aesthetics, and it makes me feel a little guilty.

    I'm totally into beards though. Bearded dogs are adorable, and since I'm already accustomed to drool, might as well accept beards too.

    Edit: Thought of another one - I'm that jerk who passes up all-black dogs. Like I said, I like the flashiest versions...I've met fantastic black labs, lab mixes, and pit mixes, but I know if I walked into a shelter, I'd leave with a blue pit or a chocolate lab, nothing solid black or yellow. Horribly shallow of me I know :(
     
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    This might be the fussiest one yet, but I hate spotted noses. I don't care much for pink, but a speckled nose is a huge no.

    I second a lot of what others have said. No bobbed tails, no beard, no poodle coat. Oh, and doodle coat is worse then poodle to me.

    The schnauzer scream is a turn off too

    And Spacemutt, there's a Quiddich just waiting for you to adopt him......
     
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    I knooooow, don't remind me, I check his pics and updates on here all the time...I'm less than two months from moving out of a one-dog-limit apartment so I can't get a dog right now, but after that I'll be looking.
     
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    Most breeds that I don't like for superficial reasons (drool, whatever) are also breeds that are a poor match for me in other ways, so I won't count those.

    Out of the breeds I am actually interested in, my turn-offs are:

    - No/docked tail. This one is strong enough that I would walk away from owning the dog. Sport (long) docks are okay though not preferred. Kind of a legit preference though considering a major reason is the change in movement for many of these dogs.

    - Blue/mismatched eyes. I think they look awesome in pictures but in person they throw me. I could probably get used to it though.

    - Super floofy coats (Shelties). Just not my thing.

    - Lots of white. I'd get over it for the right dog but I prefer a completely or mostly-colored dog.

    - Non-black pigment. I love a dark liver FCR or BC coat but the red nose and eyerims, not so much. Again, I'd get over it for the right dog.

    Just my preferences though.
     
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    No weims for the sole reason that weim hoohas and man purses are waaaay too visible from behind and really gross looking. :rofl1:
     
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    Not a big fan of curly tails or hairy drop ears.
     
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    Not sure if this counts as superficial or not because it does require money spent or time grooming but I don't want any dog with hair requiring to be cut every 4-6 weeks. I've actually really enjoyed the standard poodles I've met but don't want to deal with the grooming.

    Strong dislike/aversion to owning:
    Bearded dogs
    Really droopy hound eyes

    Not a deal breaker but likely to avoid most double coated dogs who will blow coat.

    I like "flashier" coats like brindles and merles but I'd go with the dogs temperament over their coat everytime. Just lucked out with Jubel being brindle and the happy "I love everyone" personality I like.
     
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    beards
    mismatched ears
    anything other than brown eyes
    noses not completely filled in
    docked tails
    cropped ears
    brachycephalic
    prognathic bite
    chondroplastic/dwarfism

    But I would (and have) not abided by some of those for the right dog (Gabby).
     
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    Split faces and bi-eyes kinda freak me out.
     
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    So this isn't your dream dog after all?
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    I kind of get skeeved by dogs with big saggy anuses. :rofl1:
     
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    Ozfozz Highbread Dingbat

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    :rofl1:

    Hence my preference for dropped tails. Ahh no dog junk to be seen.
     
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    Zois are good for that reason too. Long horse tails. Lots of butt feathers. You can't even see Strider's junk from the side. Everybody assumes he's a girl.
     
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    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    Beards
    Short in leg, long in body
    Wire hair and curly coats
    I prefer some coat (don't like seeing "junk")
    Prefer prick ears
    I need a dog with a tail
     

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