What are three reasons your breed is.........

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  1. Amstaffer

    Amstaffer New Member

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    What are three reasons your breed isn't the most popular breed* (Lab owners I guess you can answer this one :p ). I also realize that it is a BAD thing when a dog becomes the "most popular". But I am just curious why people think their breed isn't more popular with other people.

    For me...
    American Staffordshire Terrier:

    1. Media inflamed Sterotypes

    2. Bad element drawn to the breed/bad breeders

    3. Some real dog aggression issues (although not with mine personally)

    *I am actually sorry to say that my breed (Pit Bull) is actually the most popular in the inner city.

    Your turn.
     
  2. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    lol i guess my breed would be ACD's or kelpies

    so i dunno

    highly active
    herding instincts
    destructive when bored
    require a lot of training
    can easily become a one person dog

    but i love those things :)
     
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    Sunnierhawk0 Feelin' Froggy? Jump!

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    Rottweilers

    1) Bad Press. Fear the evil Rottweiler.
    2) Bad Owners. They ruined the breeds reputation and there for we have reason #1
    3) Health. Rotties are known for cancer, HD, amoung other things
    4) I'd like to add a forth, lol size. Some males can get up there and I personally thing your bigger dogs are always going to be less popular.

    ACDs

    1) Very drivey dogs. This can be bad around smaller animals, and children
    2) They are def. dogs that need a job. If your a couch potatoe, this prolly isnt the breed for you
    3) Barking. No one ever accused the ACD of being quiet.

    Bullmastiff:

    1) Dog Aggression. The breed is known to have tendencies of very high dog aggression levels ( Princess P does not!)
    2) Size. Again, with females weighing over 100 lbs easy, its not the first choice for most familes.
    3) Health on these guys too. Hearts are a killer in the breed along with what other big breeds face, HD, ED, and so on and so forth.
     
  4. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    buster isn't relaly a barker at all. a screamer if he gets too wound up. its like he doesnt want to waste time having to breat in. lol so its just this screeching sound lol. but we think he might be part dingo.
     
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    The "pit bull" types are more popular than Labrador Retreivers (save for the SBTs & BTs in the U.S. anyways). Well, if we are going by registration numbers anyways.

    So I cannot answer the question as APBTs & ASTs are absolutely everywhere.
     
  6. Amstaffer

    Amstaffer New Member

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    If you include the APBT and the AST as one, I think that people would be suprised just how popular (way higher than AKC's number) they are if you included all the not registered ones in the cities but I think if you were to include every dog in the USA (for example) the Lab would still be the king.
     
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    I'm talking about ADBA, AKC, UKC, & CKC registrations. The numbers for APBTs & AST is more than twice that of registered Labrador Retreivers.
     
  8. Bahamutt99

    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    Yeah, I don't know if I can answer this one, because I suspect our breed is one of the most popular, if not the most popular. But I'll give the reasons that it shouldn't be the most popular.

    1. The challenge of living with these dogs with regards to how it affects peoples' perception of you, as well as insurance concerns, housing concerns, etc.

    2. Dog aggression. Although its in all breeds, the world stops when a Pit Bull scraps. People go crazy and start slinging chairs, lighting fires, and doing rain dances. The people trying to break up the fight are usually far more scary than the dogs themselves. I should add this is probably more of an issue in an urban/suburban environment, and wouldn't necessarily discourage someone with the space to build proper containment.

    3. The sheer strength and tenacity of these guys. Most toys are jokes, as are many fences, tethers, leashes and collars. For the person who still buys those vinyl squeaky toys and Wallyworld breakaway collars, its probably going to come as a shock to them how much they're going to end up spending on equipment in a year for one of these dogs.
     
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    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    Actually, I can do reasons for the Dogo Argentino, too.

    1. Simply because people don't know about these awesome dogs. They aren't getting the publicity that other breeds get, which is a good thing. I'm sure the first time there's an attack, the demand will skyrocket.

    2. Size, which is always a concern if you've got a small home with coffee tables. They are a lot of dog. If you don't have space for a Dogo to stretch out (or a regular jogging routine), and the time to teach these big guys manners, you're going to find living with these dogs very frustrating. They're just too big to have the general lack of training and exercise that many folks give their dogs.

    3. Probably the reputation as being fierce dogs. Not everybody is going to see the appeal of a big game hunter and alleged fighter.
     
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    1. Barking

    2. Shedding

    3. Did I say Barking?
     
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    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    Temperament of bad ones leading to stereotypes everyone is like that

    Actual temperament issues of the badly bred ones the average owner purchases

    Lot of barking lately...
     
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    Doberman Pinscher:
    1. Bad reputation.. darn those evil dobies! ;)

    2. Exercise requirements... most of the rescues I've talked to agree that the majority of their dogs are turned in due to "WHOAH! That dog has way too much energy, let's get another puppy instead.." :rolleyes:

    3. Most people are unable to handle a dog that would probably die to protect you, a dog that thinks for itself...


    Salukis (I will never have one.. I just admire from afar):


    1. Exercise requirements. (As well as fencing requirements..)

    2. Price and lack of availability.

    3. Temperament. Most people want a "dog" dog, not a dog that's as "aloof" as a cat. Not that Salukis aren't loving to their family, but they have less of a "I will do anything to be with you" temperament tha, say, Labradors.
     
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    1. Excercise requirements (and their destruction if those excercise requirements are not met)

    2. Independent, stubborn and dominant nature (can make them more difficult to train and because of that people deem them to be "stupid")

    3. When they blow coat its a lot of hair everywhere!
     
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    Papillons:

    1) The toy dog stereotype- small dogs, breakable, evil, barky, nippy, etc. Not true remotely imo- except the fact they're small.
    2) They have a reputation for barking.
    3) Too much energy and too intelligent for many people. These dogs need stimulation.

    Shelties:

    1) They bark A LOT
    2) They shed everywhere
    3) Too small for many people's taste
     
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    Extreme defensive temperament (my vet refers to them lovingly as "alligators with fur.") :D
    No true Fila will ever hold an obedience title, lol!
    Size
     
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    What Noludoru said.

    Chihuahuas: Not the most popular, but unfortunately, quite popular.

    Will get stepped on. (they could, but they are amazing how they learn to watch out for big feet)

    Yap too much (they certainly have good lung volume and are superb watch dogs. But a lot of that can be tempered by training)

    Nasty, ill tempered little ankle biters. (that's just B.S. Any dog can be that way when mishandled. They actually can have lovely little temperaments)

    Not real dogs. (heh, heh) (translation: small)
     
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    Pembroke Welsh Corgis:

    1. THEY NEVER SHUT UP!! :D

    2. Shedding

    3. Need for mental/physical stimulation
     
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    ACD/GSD/BC/Husky/somethingoranother...

    Insanity, I mean exercise requirements. Buster rollerbladed 4 miles yesterday, came home with a sore paw, then insisted on playing chase and tug in the back yard.

    Dog issues... ACDs and GSDs in particular are sometimes dog agressive.

    Stubbornness. Sure, he's smart but if he does not want to "come" he does not come.
     
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    Belgian Shepherds(Tervuren variety)

    1- They require an obseen amount of socializing to different scenarios

    2- They can be wither Extremely Shy or Extremely Aggresive without proper socializing..

    3- Some lines can be Epileptic or have elbow dysplasia

    I'm GLAD this breed isn't popular and would like it to stay that way.
     
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    Chinese Shar-Pei (Max was half that)

    1. very Independent
    2. MANY health problems
    3. Some aggression problems, dog aggression


    Max was not really any of those things except some what dog aggressive but i contribute that to lack of socialization.
     

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