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Old 06-23-2014, 06:11 PM
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Default Superficial reasons you aren't into certain breeds?

Just curious if anyone else has ever gone "yeah, that could be a good breed for me, except [some superficial/weird/silly reason]"

I've been thinking about this lately because I keep telling myself that I should look into Samoyeds and that they could be a good match for me, but then I think "do I really want a dog that cute? A dog that always looks happy?"

And then I think about how they all sort of look alike (except with varying levels of poofiness) and the clone factor sort of weirds me out.

(no offense to samoyeds, dogs that always look happy, and breeds where the dogs all look alike!)
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:18 PM
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Dogs with droopy eyes. They make my eyes water in sympathy. Hmm maybe that isn't too superficial, who wants watery eyes?

Dogs with curly coats. I just don't enjoy petting curly hair. Weird, I know.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:23 PM
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Dogs with curly coats. I just don't enjoy petting curly hair. Weird, I know.
I also have this thing too. It sucks because I like poodles. but their coat texture weirds me out.

ETA: I also really like floofy dogs. I like the feel of longhaired dogs better. And I just plain like the pretty hair.

And tails. I like tails.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:20 PM
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I think looks play a huge role into why people pick specific breeds.

I love the temperaments of a lot of different breeds but want a particular look (upright ears, short coat) and size (20lbs). If there were more breeds that met those perimeters I would have had a more difficult time choosing.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:21 PM
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I chose a Vizsla over other breeds because I find them stunning.. granted, they fit my world really well but they certainly aren't the only breed I could live they just happen to be the best looking
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I just really like color and marking options, haha. I have a hard time looking much into breeds where individuals are solid colored. Even if they come in a few solid colors, I want patterns darnit!

It's kind of petty.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:27 PM
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I just really like color and marking options, haha. I have a hard time looking much into breeds where individuals are solid colored. Even if they come in a few solid colors, I want patterns darnit!

It's kind of petty.
Meanwhile I'm all 'I prefer if you gather 20, you instantly have no way of knowing which one is yours so might get home with a surprise dog!'
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:28 PM
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There's quite a few breeds I won't have because they're too popular here
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:40 PM
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Generally, I like dogs that look fast, sleek, and solid. So...

Some breeds have too much fur/fur is too long. This honestly irritates me, because there are SO MANY DOGS I want, but then I'm like, "ugh. Fur. Too much fur. I think I'll just stick to Roxie."

Some look too much like barrels (Bull Terriers, anyone?). I like fast looking dogs with large ribcages, generally. Whippets, Greys, Boxers, etc.

Sloppy looking backs. A LOT of GSDs drive me nuts. I only know a few that I'd want. I like the breed, but so many just look sloppy.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:48 PM
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I can't think of any breeds I am interested in that have something superficial that I don't like at the moment. Usually if I don't care for the look of the dog, it's also a breed I am uninterested in. With that said, part of the reason I didn't want an Aussie is because I prefer even just the look of tailed dogs. Or did, before I got one. Now I love the nub.

All of the breeds I do like, while I like them based on temperament, were also chosen with appearance in mind. That said, I don't want a really light eyed or blue eyed or bi-eyed dog. There is just something I don't care for. If someone offered me a puppy with light or blue eyes I would probably still take it and love it, but it's definitely not my preference and would take getting used to.

But yeah, those are more just general traits. I can't think of a breed example.
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