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Old 09-24-2004, 04:09 PM
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Not to many people know about this breed. If you like guard dogs but are a fun of the toy breeds this could be the dog 4 you. I dont like small dogs but i just wanted to see if you guys know about schipperkes. They weigh in at 12-16 pounds and have a greater protection ability than a boxer. I couldn't believe my eyes when i saw this on a website (animal planet dog breed directory). Anybody wanna clear up this situation for me.
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:56 PM
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I've actually met a couple of Schipperkes. A man was sitting on the tailgate of his SUV waiting for his wife to finish her grocery shopping and he had a pair sitting there with him. They got the two from a Schipperke rescue organization and he really enjoyed telling me about them. When his wife came out a few minutes later she jumped in and talked about what marvelous watchdogs they were; alert, smart and fearless and really quite tough little dogs. One of their jobs is guarding the barges transporting goods on the rivers in northern Europe.

I thought they were neat little dogs.
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:34 AM
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yep they were made small so they could guard boats just like u said. but they are stupid lil dogs and realy hard to train.
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Old 09-25-2004, 08:45 PM
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yep they were made small so they could guard boats just like u said. but they are stupid lil dogs and realy hard to train.
Can you ever post..and i mean EVER, without having to insult a certain breed? This is becoming very insulting and frustrating for some of the people here, and I would very much appreciate if you stopped calling certain dogs stupid, dumb, ugly, etc... please and thank you.

Don't insult people's dogs just because they aren't yours.
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Old 09-27-2004, 04:32 PM
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yep they were made small so they could guard boats just like u said. but they are stupid lil dogs and realy hard to train.
FaceZ Of DeaTh, dude (actually in the begining I was under impression that you were teenage girl) ... really how old are you? ... my guess is about 15.. 17 tops. Anyway... thats not the point ... teh point is you should try to "show off" a bit less. In your first msg you ask about the Schipperke ... because you do NOT know about the breed, presumably right?. And then in your next msg you come out with straight up statement qouted above, as if you are an expert. Doesn't make any sence. You ask a question, and then you answer it yourself, what is that all about? Now I dont beleive you have just made what you said up. My asumption is that you have read something like that somewhere, although Im sure they didn't call the breed stupid. So if you so badly wanted to tell everyone what you said, you should have started it something like this "I have recently read (or heard) in such and such, implying that this breed is such and such ...". My point is ... even if what you said about the Schipperke is true, which is probably not (I am not an expert either), don't try to pass it as if it is you who has the say so abo
ut the breed ... because as you have implied by starting this thred, yo dont know jack! ... In fact you were ASKING for help. It almost seems that when you ask a question, you alredy expect a certain answer, and when teh answer is not what you would like it to be, you start "misbehaving". Get a life!
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Old 09-25-2004, 12:22 PM
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The couple I talked to had owned several different breeds of dogs and they said the Schipperkes were among the cleverest and quickest to train. It's like everything else; it's going to depend on the dog and the owner.

These two were very well mannered and responded instantly when the owners spoke to them.
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Old 09-25-2004, 02:57 PM
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I met a Schippy awhile back at an agility show, AWESOME little dog, had a personality a lot like Ripley's. Very fiesty, very smart, and VERY fast, he gave those border collies a run for their money.
They are an effective guard dog, I've seen some in schutzhund even.
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Can you ever post..and i mean EVER, without having to insult a certain breed? This is becoming very insulting and frustrating for some of the people here, and I would very much appreciate if you stopped calling certain dogs stupid, dumb, ugly, etc... please and thank you.
I agree PitBulliest.
I've groomed & trained many Schippys over the years.They are one of the smartest,sweetest little dogs I have ever been around...I personally take offense to the fact of you calling them dumb.
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Old 09-26-2004, 12:41 PM
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layla ur not a moderator.... animal planet dog breeed directory says there a 1 out of 5 for trainibility lol go to the site lol
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Old 09-26-2004, 05:08 PM
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layla ur not a moderator.... animal planet dog breeed directory says there a 1 out of 5 for trainibility lol go to the site lol
It's not necessary for someone to be a moderator to take offense and tell you that they've taken offense, as long as they do it within the parameters of normal forum etiquette.

The difference that comes into play with a moderator is being able to edit offensive posts, suspend and ban incorrigibly offensive posters.

Basing your opinions of dogs on a quiz offered by Animal Planet makes as much sense as someone ditching her boyfriend because of a quiz taken in Cosmo or because of advice from Miss Cleo. (Remember her? )

It is also true that very intelligent dogs are often much more difficult to train than more complacent dogs less apt to think independently.

You obviously want to know about different breeds of dogs; why don't you just ask questions instead of using arguments and insults to get information?
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