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Old 12-03-2012, 05:50 AM
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My family can think what they like..... They don't have to live with them!
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:59 AM
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It happens. They'll get over it.
Agree! Your family would come around especially when they realize how gorgeous your dog is. As it is your dog, you get to choose the breed.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:41 AM
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My parents have disapproved of every dog I've ever wanted to get. With Murphy I was too young, and it was too much responsibility, and what do you want a dog for anyway. And with Mu it was why do you need a second dog, you've never had a puppy, why would you get a heeler mix. By the time Tipper got here I had learned to ignore them.

Now (5 years after I got Murph) they try to steal him on a regular basis. They are really impressed with Mu's training and they adore Tipper. If a Crested is something you really want and you've done the research on, then get one. It's not about your family.

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With rescue, I feel like I take a chance of health problems arising, but with breeding, I feel like I'm taking a chance with personality and temperament.
To the best of my knowledge isn't getting a known personality and temperament kind of the point of a breeder dog? There's a standard for breed temperament right? As long as you're going to a reputable breeder I think you'd be ok. If you're really worried I would ask to meet their dogs and puppies from prior litters.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:25 PM
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You're all right. My family is stupid.
How could anyone not want one of these



the naked ones are equally cute


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What makes me so mad is that all they could say was how ugly Cresteds are...but they've never met one before. The one I met was hilarious, so outgoing and really athletic. They're active, but not hyper active, they're on the small side, low/no shedding, dog/people friendly, snuggly, and smart. I love that their coat is less maintenance than a poodle, but you can still do fun things with it. I think the only negative to the breed is that they supposedly have a "scream" and can be clingy...but both of those traits can be trained out.

I want one and I'm going to get one and that's that.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:39 PM
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Since it's your dog and you'll be the one living with it day in, day out, go with what you want.

I'm actually surprised I was met with only a little wariness about getting a border collie, I was expecting a whole lot more resistance to the idea, and I still live at home so I want my family to like my dog-but my Mum's a sucker for them and my family knows how nuts I am about dogs and the breed pretty much fits me perfectly, so it went over fine.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:01 PM
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your family can build themselves a bridge and get over it.

Although in my experience, a crestie coat, powderpuff OR naked skin, is wayyy higher maintenance than a poodle's!
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I was a little worried the first time I took Lily home, knowing my mom isn't huge on GSD's. It went thusly: "Oh you are so cuuute! Have some turkey!" Lol, and that is how Lily learned to beg.

With Scout it went from "When are you finding that dog a home?!" to "You can't give her to someone, she'll die without you." That I think may have been a more dramatic shift because of how screwy Scout was when I first brought her home and she's very obviously mostly GSD, lol.
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My family just says OMG why another??

Meh.
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I don't really give much of a flying sh!t about my family anymore after what's happened (you can follow through with that on my other posts if you're that curious) and much less about what they think; But they were pretty indifferent about my choice. When my mom heard "guard dog" she was a little apprehensive but after Kat came home...lol.
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I think the only negative to the breed is that they supposedly have a "scream" and can be clingy...but both of those traits can be trained out.

I want one and I'm going to get one and that's that.
Screaming.. You either get a screamer or you don't. They don't all do it. Arson does though. Not often now, but some.

Clingy. If you don't want clingy you need another breed. You can't train that out.
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