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Old 02-22-2013, 12:12 AM
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Default You know what is super frustrating?

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.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:32 AM
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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 But people who actually have my breeds, not so much.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:15 AM
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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
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:45 AM
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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).
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:04 AM
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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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Old 02-22-2013, 08:03 AM
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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

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?
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:08 AM
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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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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!
Ain't that the truth!! Every time I take my girl out about town there's always someone who bothers to chase us down to admire Barbie and then proceeds to tell us about how all of the Afghans that they used to own were the worst dim witted creatures on earth and they don't understand why anyone would ever want to own one.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:17 AM
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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.
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
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:41 AM
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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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