What breeds would you never own?

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  1. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    I said I would never own a poodle, but I love playing with other people's poodles. For me it's not whether I like them or not. Its how well they would fit into my life. (actually a minature poodle could fit in well if I was into grooming)

    This thread is interesting in a lot of sterotypes people have about breeds (for good and bad)

    For example I know many tollers that quite DR. I know many small dogs who are not in the least bit yappy. (I own a few and one that is def yappy)

    Over all it is a great thing there are all these dogs to choose from :)
     
  2. dr2little

    dr2little Moderator

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    These treads always surprise me for 2 reasons -

    1) When you're a dog lover (everyone who's answered this thread;)) dogs that you would never own may one day surprise you and may even change your mind. That's what happened to me. Up until 20 years ago, I had only trained and would only own a large breed with a ton of drive. I now own a dog that weighs less than 1.5 lbs. and love her to death, and 4 of my 5 are under 10 lbs.

    2) For some reason I find it hard to swallow when someone can't simply say that a breed just isn't for them and instead find it necessary to say something cruel like...*insert breed* is ugly. We all love our dogs, beauty is in the eye of the beholder I know, but can't people just be a little kinder??? :confused:
     
  3. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Very true... I met a mexican hairless. He was sooo different looking-and did feel strange to pet. He was a top top agility dog in his day and had a really fun personality. I enjoyed hanging out with him. His owner told me lots of people come up to her and tell her that her dog is ugly.

    Why do people do that?
     
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    This kind of goes with this thread, hopefully it's not hijacking it.

    Having poodles I'm used to people having a negative perception of them and I wondered if it was due to the way I'm grooming them. They do look very much poodley and I don't mind it I love it that way.

    I decided to try some little experiment with Boomer and started clipping him totally different. I have him in a terrier trim with a full face and saved ears. It's funny how many people are now commenting on him...how the clip appeals to the general public. I even had a client today say she was surprised that he was pure poodle...she thought for sure he had a mix in him.

    It's nice being a groomer and having fun like this! lol
     
  5. dr2little

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    I was never a fan....until this little Am. hairless terrier came into class. I could have taken him home for sure. He felt like a hot water bottle and had a ton of personality!

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  6. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    I would not own that (can you say frostbite!) but man he is cute!!!!
     
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    while I love watching a good looking GSD I would never want to own one. The same is true of most of the herding group. I love watching them work, they are utterly amazing, but just not my cup of tea.

    I love hunting dogs, but will never, ever again own another beagle. Mine is a total creep of a dog and I now understand why my father always said they belonged outside! UGH

    I am also not a huge fan of bully breeds. My aunt used to breed pits years ago and they were the most amazingly sweet, gentle creatures, but again, not my cup of tea.
     
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    shadowfacedanes *Biter*

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    Just because I'm seriously obsessive, I have to point out that danes actually are mastiffs. German Mastiffs to be exact. ;)
     
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    I really dislike the smush-face breeds.. Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston's.. Small breeds generally don't appeal to me, I like them and other people that have them! But not for me.

    I don't like the look of Poodles, and I don't like the look of most spaniels(except a small few). I don't like the corded breeds very much.

    I love Labs & Goldens, but I'd never own one(I think..lol).

    I dislike terriers, at least all that I can think of ATM. They are sweet and some are really really cute, but not not for me!
     
  10. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    You know so far there isn't a breed I dislike, I was trying to think if there were any. There are individuals I don't like (even in my fave breeds).
     
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    Was that for my terrier comment? If so, I know that.. but it's not as big a concern with them as it seems to be with terriers. When I posted that I thought of Bahamutt having to separate her APBTs all the time, and then your recent thread about Zo and Dekka, etc. Not that I mind that you commented on it, and if I'm way off base on terriers, please let me know. I just based that on what I've heard over the years. :)
     
  12. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Not exactly. Your comment just made me think of other comments, so was a handy example when I was replying.

    As to your question- JRTs and APBT yes, but most terriers are NOT anywhere near that level. Pretty much on par with Tollers. Most tollers I know don't tolerate rudeness. Some are more lenient, other are VERY strict.
     
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    I'm definately not going to exclude any particular breed, but I can say that I won't actively search out the following:

    -Anything with a squishy face (boxers, bulldogs, etc)
    -Anything that is small but not fluffy (Chis, IGs, etc)
    -Anything that is naturally barky (Shelties, Poms, etc)

    However, if I found a Sheltie that was quiet and not overly shy (reserved with strangers is fine, the dog needs to be somewhat outgoing with me, and able to tolerate strangers), that would be fine.

    I'm much more into the individual dog and it's personality then the breed traits as a whole. Another reason that I probably will never do the puppy thing - I like to know exactly what I'm getting.
     
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    Chihuahua
    Chinese Crested
    Pomeranian
    JRT
    Chow

    These breeds just wouldn't work for me personally.
     
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    I think a list of breeds I would own would be smaller.

    Top 5 that I will not own.
    Goldens.
    Labs.
    Pugs
    Lhaso apsos.
    Shitzus

    All for differnt reasons. But I dont mindother peoples lab/goldens/pugs/shitzus/lhasoapsos
     
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    Dangels Surrounded by Dane-Angels

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    I don't think there is a breed of dog that I "wouldn't" own. Although, i'd never go out search for certain breeds, if I come across a rescue dog of any breed that really needs a home, and if the time is right, chances are that it may very possibly be coming home with me. I pretty much have a passion for all dogs, although there are some that do have a very special place in my heart.... I wouldn't say that there is any breed that i'd never own.
     
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    see you learn new things every day! except for the large lips(?) they dont look like a mastiff to me at all! Although they're large, they're very thin... and when I think mastiff, I think massive! LOL. :p
     
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    There isn't a breed I wouldn't own, I would take in any dog that needed me!! (All my dogs will be shelter dogs, most likely mixed breeds). But I wouldn't actively seek:

    Golden Retrievers
    Labrador Retrievers
    Any form of setter
    Pit bulls (The only bully breed I would seek is a Bull Terrier)
    Any mastiff
    Any bulldog
    Shi-tzus, Maltese, Lhasa Apso, any other fluffy foo foo dog!


    I think that's about it
     
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    Woops, double post!
     
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    I want to say (since it wont let me edit now lol) that I would own one of these breeds if one fell in to my lap so to say. But I would never seek out any of these breeds. No squished in face breed would beable to stay with me any way. Im far to active with my dog(s) and a squished faced breed would not beable to go hiking in 30c wheather for 3 hours a day ect.
     

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