Who Inspired You

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  1. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    to choose your breed or type of dog?

    I had several inspirations for Tallulah; Miakoda, Lilbit, Luce, and definitely MizElla :)
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Jessie and her crew! it was so great to see chihuahuas who weren't these evil lil monsters and that really kick started my interest in them.
    I went into papillons for a while thanks to laur, but then when I found the opportunity to get Romeo...Jessies crew really encouraged me to get him and im so glad I did! Hes perfect!

    So.. Chloe, Rylie and of course Mr.Tucker. But I just love Chloe, don't know what it is! lol its just that deer in the headlights look she gives in pictures..I wanna squish her!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Gee at first I thought you meant people.

    Charlie my first lab first and foremost. Never before or since have I had a dog that intelligent, that willing to please and that dedicated to saving my butt. Literally.

    If i could have another dog I would want a lab or lab mix like Mary. I don't have the energy for the tweeking energy of another pointer. I desire them because they are once again intelligent, but the way the move sends the artist in me over the top.

    I love Pepper really I do. Would I get another terrier. God no. Life is too short for that kind of stubborn.. Hats off to all of you that choose them are your breed. You are far more patient than I am.
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    It could be people or other dogs :)

    Terriers? Stubborn? :rofl1: Surely you jest ;)

    Actually, Tallulah's not all that stubborn, she just gets distracted by her very strong drives and she's very impetuous, other than that she's eager to please.

    If you look up stubborn, you'll see a photo of an adolescent Fila :eek:
     
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    Sweet72947 Squishy face

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    My favorite breed is now the Fila Brasiliero. Who made me love this breed? Opie! If I hadn't met him, I don't think I would have ever discovered the incredible breed that is Fila. :) Renee has helped, teaching me some things about Filas and helping me understand Opie's quirks. Oh and Cleo impressed upon me the power that these dogs have, and showed me that there is something primitive about the breed, something wild. I love it all!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    My old boss then. I had good communication before but he taught me how to train.
    There was a woman a trainer at the field trails, i don't even remember her name now, but she was someone I watched intently for she was just so dang good with her connections between the dogs that she worked and herself. I don't know how to explain it other than that. I learned a whole heck of a lot of what I would never do watching hunters.

    Pepper is stubborn. Ultra.
     
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    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    Corgis?

    My days on horse farms. Saw a few of them and they were adorable and smart and spunky and when the opportunity to own one came along, I couldn't say no.
     
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    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    Filas- Hands down Renee and Kharma
    APBT- my dad pure and simple.

    Anatolians- Walker
     
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    adojrts New Member

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    The first Jrt that I met in 1981 was called Tucker, amazing little dog that cracked me up all the time. Loved his attitude, energy and brains, from that moment on I knew one day I would have one........little did I know that they would take me on such a journey and adventrue. Or that I would end up having many of them lol. Can't imagine a life now without them.
     
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    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    Oh and for JRT's I would have to go with Ado and Dekka. I would love to own one but I only think that will happen when I cant own a big dog anymore. LOL
     
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    My parents. They instilled in me the passion to rescue animals, and every animal I have ever owned from birth until now (save a hamster) came from the shelter. Each animal I have brought home has reaffirmed the idea that shelter animals make perfect pets.
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Nobody....

    well Myself...
     
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    :rofl1: . . . Truer words were never spoken :D
     
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    Tollers... there was a dog I met a long time ago who I absolutely fell in love with. I was still very young, but just as dog-obsessed at that age as I am now. And then when I got Tango and in turn got to meet more Tollers, that just convinced me even further that I had to have one.

    And Dobes, we just fell into them. We were considering a Dobe as our next dog at the time, but weren't decided yet. It was just an idea we tossed around. But then the opportunity came up to adopt an older boy, so we went to meet him, and the rest is history! Thanks to Winston we made a wonderful new friend in my current dogs' breeder, got to know the breed extremely well, and ended up with two more.
     
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    Well...

    My mom has had keeshonden, so I am in complete love with spitzes. They are stubborn and beautiful and such smart little clowns!!!!!

    That's why initially I had chosen a samoyed, but things fell through for me (unfortunately) with samoyeds and (I thought) also getting a dog from a breeder.

    We were all set to adopt a puppy from the shelter, but then the BF and I were on a walk with Abby in the dog park and I saw two of the quirkiest looking dogs I had ever seen in my life! They were short legged and had huge ears, but were oddly beautiful to me.

    They were fisty and funny and somehow we ran into their owner that same day. It was so funny to watch them herd other dogs!

    Turns out that lady was a breeder of Cardigan welsh corgis (that fascinating quirky looking breed) and she hooked me in! I blame her! LOL

    She taught me about health testing and structure and why all of that was so important, and she inspired me to really want to do good for this odd little breed of dog.

    We hung out and I met more Cardigans and went to some shows and then all of a sudden it seemed that Harper fell into my lap. And now I'm preparing for yet ANOTHER corgi this coming July.

    Per the BF, I am cut off after this!!

    Anyway... so really serendipity led me to cardigans, but meeting "Grandma" Ruby (who has so many agility titles I can't count them) and daddy "Brynnie" really did it for me.

    Ruby as far as dogs go is a force of nature. She's gorgeous and independent and hilarious. Brynnie is completely ball obsessed, and I really wanted a puppy from him (which I got!)
     
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    DR.Zhacker the vet that let me bring in all the wild ones when i was a child. His approach to doing the right thing really made a big impact on me and how I deal with things today.
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Rosey is the one who got me even liking dogs. I was terrified and hated them when we got her, but she quickly wormed her way into my heart. I honestly think that I will always have a shelter dog.

    As for dogs I would like to someday own...
    Pugs - I always thought they were neat little dogs, and always thought they would be the only little dog I would like to own one day. MandyPugs' Izzy has really strengthened that, though.

    Tollers - I never really knew much about the breed, but after hearing about Dance and seeing pictures, I have been doing more and more research and figuring that I would really love to own one, one day.

    Huskies - I knew some awesome huskies as a kid

    Whippets - I have always wanted one, thought they were awesome dogs, but Dekka's Bounce really strengthened that want as well (not only seeing pictures and hearing the stories, but having the opportunity to meet her as well :) )

    Bernese Mountain Dog - Really have no reason, I just always loved them as a breed
     
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    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Sherman, the best shelter dog my family ever had and my brother's Heart Dog. And Nikki, my favorite little black shelter dog who needed a second chance but just didn't know what to do with it <3

    Future dogs?

    Sighthounds: Strider and Bounce/Dash
    Paps: Mia, Nard, Rose
    Goldens (For Justin): Jefferson (A friend's dog)
    Pitties: Pinky!, MizElla, Georgia from the dp and many more
     
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    Well Ruby was our first pug, mum wanted pugs. I wanted Cardigan Welsh Corgis... Guess who won? Lol

    Then 4 years later we got Chai because well, you can't just have one pug!

    And then I got Izzie because i wanted my own dog and she happened to be in the paper at $850 one day and then down to $450 the next. Pugs aren't my first choice dogs, but because mum forced them upon me i've grown to love them.

    I still want a Cardigan (sammgirl's Harper is making that want even more strong!). I saw my first Cardi on Dharma and Greg, then my second when i went to a dog show and met Bluetrix A Little Wicca Majic whom i fell in love with. I recently had the opportunity to get an adult retired champion from a really good breeder, but it just isn't the right time right now for a herding dog even if they're older. I don't have the time to make sure they're worked well.
     
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    I had no inspiration. He was there, he needed a home, I needed a dog, the situation became perfect, and *poof* ;)
     

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