You know what is super frustrating?

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Laurelin, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    When people have your breed and just don't appreciate them. It's annoying when anyone doesn't seem to like their dog but I can't stand it when I deal with people with my breed going on about how stupid they are and how they're aggressive. You can't potty train them. In fact, they're not trainable at all and have the shortest attention span of any breed (according to them). They have 'small dog syndrome' really bad too.

    And supposedly said person bred them. Really? So you pretty much only have bad things to say about the breed and yet you bred them? WHY?

    Seriously, it's fine to not like a breed but sucking at training is not the breed's fault. It's kind of... your fault.

    I should not venture to other forums. Now I am up at 12 writing long winded responses, need to wake up at 5.

    Feel free to join in my rant. Ok I feel better now. Slightly.
     
  2. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

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    I don't run into this very often with my breeds, but I would be pretty irritated and frustrated, too. I do run into my family calling my individual dogs stupid, and then they wonder why I get upset about it :rolleyes: But people who actually have my breeds, not so much.
     
  3. Romy

    Romy Taxiderpy

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    That is sad. I feel bad for their dogs. Paps are the kind of dog that exists for people to delight in. <3
     
  4. StephyMei1112

    StephyMei1112 Blackout

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    Well my parents complained that she was not easily trainable, headstrong, independent, and very mischievous as a puppy - I can't really say it annoyed me because it's true of her and the breed LOL. Their aloof manner (a Kuv puppy wanting to dance with you, cuddle, chase you around the room, and do silly things for bits of meals - if that can be considered aloof...) is kind of a turn off for some folks, they don't quite get the concept of a dog that needs it's personal space/alone time. I've never run into a fellow Kuv owner that didn't appreciate them/their unique qualities though (so far).
     
  5. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I don't run into it often but have run into it a few times with both shelties and papillons. It is just obnoxious when someone blames the breed for their own failures. If you're having that many problems 1) the problem is probably you and not the breed. 2) STOP BREEDING YOUR DOGS. They don't have the right temperament.

    I think toy breeds sometimes attract morons though more often than most other breeds.
     
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    chaospony New Member

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    With Afghan hounds people either love them or hate them. There seems to be no middle ground what so ever with ownership! Never be without one ever again or never have one within ten feet of your house :lol-sign:

    So pretty much everyone in the breed loves them to death and appreciates all their quirks and idiosyncrasies.
    On the flip side of the coin there are tons of people out there who "owned one once" and are only too happy to tell you why they are all stupid high-strung nut cases that are impossible to live with!



    You said that person bred them?! I can't imagine! Why in earth would you surround yourself with an animal you think so little of?
     
  7. yv0nne

    yv0nne Vizsla mom

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    That's such a shame ..I know a few people who had experienced Vizslas& were quick to tell me I was making a HUGE mistake getting one.

    They have no off switch, they never relax, they don't have an attention span, they have terrible separation anxiety (true but we crate her and she is fine), they are too needy, they are too vocal.

    My suggestion for these people? They should do more experiencing.
     
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    I think toy breeds easily become accessories instead of dogs. It's a lot easier to 'handle' your untrained Chi than your untrained GSD or lab. I know several people that should not have dogs (no training, no education, dog is just for looks, etc) and they mainly have and want small breeds.

    I'm considering a small breed but the majority of their owners really turn me off. It's nice to see people on here that have small dogs that actually are dogs/family members/athletes and not just a dress up doll.


    I haven't had the same experiences with Kelpies, simply because I haven't found many other people that have them. FG is the only person I know that has a Kelpie besides myself. (I'm sure there are some farmers in the area.) And from what I've heard, our dogs are very similar and FG is a fantastic pet owner and knows way more than I, so I'm not going to argue with her :rofl1:
     
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    Yeah, I hear a lot about how FCRs are too goofy for work and social to where they have to say hi to everyone mid-task and they can't handle any sort of repetition or they get spacey...bologna. They're working dogs. If they can't hold a thought long enough to work then either the training program or the breeding program need a second look IMO. Maybe both. I never even had to try to keep Mira focused...she's happy enough to say hi but if she's working other people and dogs cease to exist.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    I just hate it when people turn their personal failures and their dogs quirks into a "BREED ISSUE"

    I'm sure, especially with less popular breeds, there are some traits many dogs share. But that doesn't mean your dog is the official standard!

    I hear things like "Well my beagle does xyz so you should know that beagles do xyz."

    When people ask for breed advice from people who own them, they should know that yes, there are some things that ring true but most of the time, you are dealing with SO MUCH MORE than a blanket breed standard. You are looking at a bunch of dogs from different breeders, lines, raised with different ideas and training goals by totally different people!
     
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    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    It makes me so sad when people do that :(

    I've heard it a few time with border collies. They have no off switch, ALL THEY DO is stare and become obsessive, they're impossible to live with, ZOMG THEY HERD EVERYTHING, etc, etc. It's funny, because I find Rory really easy to live with... and every BC I've met has an excellent off switch when they get enough mental stimulation.

    I've heard chihuahua owners complain that their dogs are "yappy" and "hyper." My chihuahuas only bark when someone is right outside the door- Rory is MUCH more yappy than all of my chihuahuas combined. Emma, Tucker, and Chloe do have high energy levels for the most part, but settle down easily. They're not hyper or yappy- if you DO THINGS with your dogs and GIVE THEM ATTENTION they're so much different.
     
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    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    What a shame, that would really annoy me too!

    I haven't run into anything like that in the ES world yet. I think it's because of a couple reasons in my situation - number one, ESs are still fairly rare so I think they tend to end up in hands that really seek them out and want them. Generally - I'm sure there are exceptions. Number two - I don't know many people in person with the breed - they are very uncommon in Canada. Most of my ES friends I have met online and they are absolutely crazy about the breed. Of course, you wouldn't post on the breed club forums or breed groups on FB if you were unimpressed with the breed.
     
  13. Moth

    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    That sounds familiar...

    In the 20 years I had cocker spaniels I heard that sort of thing a lot. Made me angry and sad.
     
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    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Thankfully every boxer owner I've come across LOVES the breed and fully embraces all their goofiness and tendency to be stubborn. :p

    But yeah its like... you should probably just not own that breed if you're just going to complain about them. I complain about Lucy a lot and that's why I'll never have another little dog like her!
     
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    I don't think I've run into that very often with my breeds specifically, but I have customers who complain a lot and think negatively of the breeds they own. It's sad. There have been a few people that have spoken really negatively about my breeds here and there also, but not very many.


    I think I sometimes come across like I don't like one of the breeds I own, but hopefully not as that's not my intention. I love Dobermans and always will. I wish I was the ideal owner for one, because it's hard to imagine life without one in a lot of ways. But I've grown to learn that they're not the best fit for me, so I likely won't have another. There are a lot of things they do that frustrate me when it comes to living with them, so I probably come across as being annoyed with them here and there, but that doesn't mean I don't like them.
     
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    I havent encountered any negative generalizations about my BREED, but I deal with negative generalizations about my breeds OWNERS on an hourly basis. Usually from people in a similar breed who have the same thing done to them and then they whine about it, and turn around and do it to my breed :rolleyes: "You're only in it for the money" "You must fight them" "Only thugs and gangbangers own those dogs" "You must be compensating for something, having one of those" "Those dogs are all vicious babykillers" etc etc

    I guess its more interesting to sensationalize, judge, and gossip about the other end of the leash.
     
  17. meepitsmeagan

    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    Boxers can be stubborn? What is this nonsense?
     
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    I think it depends on the BC. I have a friend with 3 BCs, and one of them truly doesn't have an off switch. She laughs about it when I'm over there, because if all the dogs are out, he's obsessively circling something or other. He really doesn't stop moving. She says that's just how he is. (I thought it might be because I was over, I know my dogs are crazier if there is company, but I guess not)

    She loves him, and doesn't see it as a fault, just one of his quirks. But I have to say that if I were crazy enough to get a BC, and wound up with one like that, I'd probably have some pretty negative things to say about the breed. :rofl1:
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I have rose tinted glasses :)
     
  20. Cali Mae

    Cali Mae Little dog, big voice

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    Agreed, although I have only ever run into two other people with a Papillon and both raved about how great they are.

    The thing that bugs me most is seeing the breed suggested when somebody wants a "small, easy, not so energetic dog". Based on my own experience and from the forum Papillons, the only adjective from the above assumption is "small".

    Although Cali does get possessive over chews (which is something we are working on), she is incredibly smart, craves attention, and can go all day. Not to mention that she is the most outgoing, excitable (sometimes has its downsides though) I have ever met. Sure, she has an off switch and will be lazy with you but she wouldn't be suitable in a home where she gets minimal exercise and training. I know I slack off in the winter months, but I still get her out for a walk and we play fetch, etc.
     

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