Why did you pick the dog you have?

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  1. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    I believe dogs choose their owners, LOL. We always joke we adopted Colby and the other two adopted us.
     
  2. Sunnypup

    Sunnypup mostly ignored...

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    1. Why did you pick the dog you have?
    My last dog was hit by a van and died three days before christmas. We wanted another dog in the house and I was heartbroken. We started looking at dog breeds then dog breeders. It just happened that one breeder had an "oops" litter of pure medium sized aussies that were the wrong color which made them fit our price range. Sunny was the sweetest and most outgoing yet submissive type puppy. He didn't attack my feet just looked up at me all attentively and I knew I was in love.

    2. What do you like most about your dog?
    His willingness to be manhandled by so many people (atleast 8) a day, intelligence, obediance, willingness/ablility to learn new tricks almost instantly, the fact that he's just a puppy but can be calm when I just want to hold him like a teddy bear.

    3. What do you like least about your dog?
    still has some puppy nippyness if he didn't get his daily 2 mile walk/swim in.
    can be possesive of food
     
  3. Ash47

    Ash47 Taco Dog

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    Why did you choose your dog(s)?
    Well in 2002, my beloved Bruno passed on. He was the best dog in my eyes, my HEART dog. Well, we knew we needed another dog, so about a month later we were looking in the paper for free to good home dogs and found Chow Mix puppies. The callback number had the same first three numbers as our own, so we figured they were pretty close to us. So we called them and it turned out to be some of our neighbors! Anyway, we went up and looked at the puppies and there was only one red one (Precious) and several black ones. She was fat, fluffy and goofy. We were already pretty sure we wanted her, but what made us decide is when she walked up to the top of the driveway and rolled right back down. Not a hard fall, she just lost her balance which made us laugh at a time we needed to laugh. That is how Precious came to us.
    Well, I had never been fond of small dogs. Not for any particular reason, I just figured big dogs had more to hug. I also thought that small dogs were way overpriced just because they are "cute and look good with your outfit." Well, after we got Oreo and she was a lapcat, I decided that I liked having that constant company. I then thought maybe this is why people like small dogs! Precious is a lapdog, but I would still like to have bloodflow in my legs. :p So after much research I chose the Chihuahua and then I chose Roxy Mae.
    Spud was my grandparents' dog. He wasn't getting all the attention he deserved, so they asked the animal-lover of the family and voila. Spud is mine now!
    What do you love about your dog(s)?
    I love Precious' playfulness. I love the way she stares at us so adoringly. She is extremely rambunctious and loves to play. But in all honesty, she just wants to roll over and get a belly scratch.
    I love Roxy's gentleness. She has to kiss everyone. I love to walk in the door after work and have her jumping around so happy to see me. I love the way she digs at the couch until she has it just right to lay down on. I love her "un-Chihuahua like" floppy ears. I love how she thinks she is a huge guarddog and barks at everything.
    I love Spud's content mindset. In his world, all is right. I love how he wakes Precious up in the morning when he wants to be let out to go pee, as if she can do anything about it. :rolleyes: I love his large underbite smile. I love when he sits on his butt and begs, not just for food, but for attention.
    What do you dislike about your dog(s)?
    I dislike that one of Precious' breeds (Chow) is looked down upon.
    I dislike that Roxy Mae digs at my back in the mornings until I take her out.
    I dislike that Spud is very food posessive.
    But most of all, I dislike that they are only here for a short time.
     
  4. BreeDawn

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    1. Why did I pick the dog I have?
    Skeeter ( Red Queensland) - Was my family's dog when I was growing up on the farm. Great cattle dog!
    Sadie (English Pointer/ Heeler)- well I found her in a small cage at the animal shelter. I just couldn't leave her there after a couple of visits to her.
    Bell- Well she found us!

    2.What do you like most about your dog?
    Skeeter- I love that she still herds ... just kids now!Skeeter has little mama complex. She is the worlds biggest lovins' mooch and is loyal to no end.
    Sadie- I guess is just my pretty girl. Very calm for the most part- but forever my jogging and hunting buddy.
    Bell- Still getting to know her, seems to be your typical southern girl- she ain't afraid to eat, knows it is too hot to go out to much during the day, likes looking pretty,and don't mess with her stuff or you might get a chewing.

    3. What do like least about your dog?

    Skeeter and Sadie - Their keen mental ability! Somedays there is no end to what they manage to get themselves into ... or out of! ( Finally, figured out the gate latches.)It has caused a bit of worry in the past! But, we learn and grow together! Our yard sign doesn't say Beware of the Dogs ... It says Prepare for the Dogs -for that very reason!

    Bell- Nippy about a few things- that can be worked on, but she is a pillow hog ..... now that causes concern!
     
  5. Debi

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    I love hearing all the stories about everyone's dog...it's just fun, and sweet!!! :) I think I now really love all your dogs. LOL :)
     
  6. Rose's Gal

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    Why did I pick the dog I have?
    Blackie - I didn't pick him, my parents did. But my older brother and I both loved him. (Wes and JeanAnne were just born and Mel wasn't around yet.) He was the hyper Lab pup that would play with us 24/7 and, when he got older, would protect us. (He is a very good gaurd dog. He can tell the difference between a friendly stranger, and a not so friendly stranger, and he knows that if we say a person is ok, then he must be ok, unless he just really senses something about the guy.)
    Rose - I picked her out when I was around 7. I picked her because she was my rolly-poly puppy and she was the only dog, aside from her sister who a friend has, who was a Brindle coloring. Not the best reasons to pick a dog, I know, but I was only 7 at the time, and I don't regret choosing her. (Although I do regret Mom not letting me keep her brother, Sam, too...he was such a sweet little dog with fuzzy black fur and a little brown dash across his muzzle...he was just so easy going and so sweet...my one treasured memory of him was when we brought all 10 puppies inside at night to play with them and he was barking at his reflection in the dishwasher...lol :rolleyes: )

    What do you like most about your dog?
    Blackie - His easy going attitude. He is my Rottweiler in disguse. lol He loves people, is highly trainable, but he has a protection instinct. He also, in his old age, had calmed down a lot, so his activity level is more sutible for me.
    Rose - her sweet nature and her athletic skill. I love watching her run and jump 3 1/2 feet strait up in the air. I also like that she can get along well with other dogs and cats, unlike Blackie.

    What do you like least about your dog?
    Blackie - his dog aggression. If only he wasn't dog aggressive, I'd have a much more enjoyable time taking him places.

    Rose - her waryness of people. If she was freindly like Blackie, she'd be the "perfect" dog. If she liked people, I'd have a much more enjoyable time taking her places. She is also a mule head and is the most stubborn thing alive. lol
     
  7. kinda kookyee

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    Yes thats my Brownie....
     
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    That baby was my Eli :( ... he was my heart dog. The world's perfect dog. He never had a bad habit or did a bad thing in his whole 12 years. I miss him so much.
     
  9. Amstaffer

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    oh sorry! I bet it was a great 12 years for both of you.
     
  10. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    1. Why did you pick the dog you have?

    Akara- because she was beautiful and of good working lines and she was super sweet and willing to please
    Tracker- because he had the true makings of a good lead dog and pet
    Shaker- because he was out going and fun to be around smart too.
    Nera- because she was all business with the halter on and all play when it wasent I knew she also would make a great breeding *****
    Buck- He had good breeding and he was just a happy go lucky kinda boy
    Harley- I felt he needed me and i knew there was more to him then just a hyper attitude.
    Roxy- she was beautiful and I new she needed me being the stray she was who knew she would play such a key role here.
    Monty- Same reason as Harley there was alot more to him then met the eye
    Star- she was sweet and smart and she needed me or she would be put down
    Angel- she was smart and funny and had a great work ethic
    Iris- she like others needed me and i knew if not a working dog she would make a great breeding dog.
    Hitch- he was and is everything a musher dreams of in a sled dog let alone a lead dog.
    Pheonix- he needed me and if not he would have died losing his mum
    Baby- she was smart and sweet
    Stinker- nice build and nice personality
    Noah- he would be perfect for breeding stock and also came from great racing lines
    Bright- same as Noah and she just had the best Chin personality
    Shady- Smart and good little worker
    Rooney- same reason as Noah and Bright
    Couger- tricolor and upright eared he was the least favorite in his litter but i knew he would make a great dog and he has.
    Heart same as Couger other then he is not tricolor
    Sweetie- very smart and just a perfect addition to my Chin team
    Rajah- same reason as Couger and Heart but like Heart he is not Tricolored
    Pakak- he was the most out going and promised to make a good wheel dog.
    Zeus- because he was beaten and broken and I wanted this puppy who lost his puppyhood very early to gain it back and just be a happy dog like he was meant to be.
    Tundra- because her future promised nothing but abuse and I could'nt handle that.
    Babe- because she was a stray and i knew she would have a bad future on the streets.
    Maxis- because so many people were against him when he was a stray killing livestock I did'nt want him being shot.
     
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  11. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    What do you like most about your dog?

    Akara- he firey personality and willingness to please and love to cuddle
    Tracker- his determination and quick wit
    Shaker- his sharp ears and love of puppies
    Nera- her sweet personality and her ability to adapt easily
    Buck- his funny face and comedic personality
    Harley- his consantly friendly personality
    Roxy- her sweet yet timid personality and her beauty
    Monty- his love to run and play
    Star- her love of puppies and attention
    Angel- her coat color and her proud way about her
    Iris- her ability to bounce back despite injury
    Hitch- his want and need to work and his wolfy look
    Pheonix- just the dog he has become in general
    Baby- her sweet personality and they way she crawls up to me
    Stinker- his funny personality and way of just making me laugh on a daily basis
    Noah- he proud regal personality and how it can change completely to complete goofieness
    Bright- he beauty and the way she carries herself she knows she is important
    Shady- her unpredictable personality she can be completely mellow and ignore you then all of a sudden she will break out in total play mood.
    Rooney- his want to be like Noah he tries his hardest to be like Noah beleive me he really does but it just doesent work lol.
    Couger- his color of course and his just total puppy behavior in this big dog body
    Heart- his sweet personality and love to cuddle
    Sweetie- her chunky self
    Rajah- the way he acts in public he know's he's special and hold his head extremly high lol.
    Pakak- his comedic personality and size and just everything
    Zeus- his love of attention and his trouble maker ways he is full time entertainment who loves kids.
    Tundra- her mellowness and she is just so aloof i just never met a dog quite like her
    Babe- her constant happy personality and her pure white coat and her deep brown eyes. I love when she cocks her head to the side she is just adorable.
    Maxis- no matter his age and past he has pride
     
  12. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    What do you dislike about your dog(s)?
    Akara- she tends to be one of those sibes that if outside a caged area or off a leash or run she will take off and shut off her ears :mad: .
    Tracker- nothing really other then sometimes he can be alittle too bossy of the other dogs at times
    Shaker- I havent been able to break him of begging and I mean he begs big time
    Nera- nothing really she's my perfect princess lol
    Buck- like Akara if outside a pen or off leash or run he tend to take off
    Harley- his need to jump up at me with muddy paws
    Roxy- when she decides she wants to be stubborn and not move for bath time
    Monty- his tendency to mess in his food before he eats it
    Star- her NEED to constantly be around puppies I like it but it can get annoying
    Angel- sometimes she can be very detached from people and is bonded more to dogs
    Iris- nothing really
    Hitch- absolutly nothing
    Pheonix- his tend to be alittle over hyper when the neices and nephews visit and jumps all over them
    Baby- her tendency to dig dig dig!!!
    Stinker- he tendency to dig and chew open his pen or like Akara and Buck to take off and turn of his dang ears.
    Noah- nothing really he's pretty mellow happy go lucky boy
    Bright- nothing
    Shady- her tendency to steale
    Rooney- he loves to bark at everything constantly
    Couger- he's a humper
    Heart- his tendency to roll in mudd
    Sweetie- digger
    Rajah- nothing
    Pakak- he gets in the fridge and steals food or tries to climb in my lap
    Zeus- the battle before a bath
    Tundra- nothing she's too mellow to cause trouble
    Babe- Nothing she's pretty well behaved
    Maxis- he hasent shown any bad habits yet
     
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    1. Why did you pick the dog you have?

    She mesmerized me. She was running around her kennel at the animal shelter on her hind legs, and I kept watching her to see when she'd drop back to all fours. Five minutes later, I was still watching.

    2. What do you like most about your dog?

    She's happy. Beautiful and happy.

    3. What do you like least about your dog?

    She has the worst luck. In the past 2 years, she's been attacked and nearly killed by another dog, had to have a tumor removed from one leg, had this extremely frightening episode of vomiting that resulted in overnight hospitalization to rehydrate her, proved allergic to flea bites and pollen (!!!!!!), is prone to ear infections and most recently had a mysterious scrape on her leg that required a neat little bandage like a polo pony for two weeks. And she's only about 4 years old.
     
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    awww love 4 pit thats cutee. nothing is the answer for the last one right.
    well,
    1. Why did you pick the dog you have?
    i dont really have any heroic story's like you all, i picked my dog simply because i fell in love with im. i have never been to keen on jrt's but poms are my favorit edog so when i saw him and saw the mix between i loved it , i put him up to a cute jrt puppy and i noticed mine looked more like a jrt you would find in a cartoon

    what i love about him?
    his different textured fur, his happy grin, his beautiful pomeranian eyes, when he jumps up and down up and down hopeing to get hat peice of food out of your hand when really he barely makes it past your foot, when he sleeps calmly all night right beside me in my bed, when he greets me at the door,his love for children, when he whimpers cuz he wants you to pick him up, when he tries to get rascal to play with him (he's a pup, rascals an annoyed cat), when he is scared and runs to you for protection, when he follows only me off leash, and.. oh maybe it would have been easier if i said everything.

    what i hope will change about my dogwhen he gets older?
    he feelse the need to play growl to get you to play with him, and that he is scared of other dogs still,
     

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