Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > The Dog Breeds


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 05-22-2013, 12:51 PM
Mina Mina is offline
BRT - "the black watch"
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 77
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pops2 View Post
Mina, can you do us all a favor and stop using dilute that way. Dilute has a specific meaning regarding color genetics and is what makes black dogs blue & brown dogs gray/silver. Instead could you please use terms like shaded or washed out? Not a huge deal but I'd appreciate it myself.
Oops ... didn't mean to step on anyone's semantic toes ...

I've gotten into "trouble" with our own boy;
as a genetically hard-wired protection dog,
he is "reactive" to any kind of incoming aggression.
Apparently, the term "reactive" also presses buttons
with a lot of folks (even if he is ).

Anyways, thanks for the head's up.
Mea culpa, Chazhounderinos!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-22-2013, 06:16 PM
JennSLK's Avatar
JennSLK JennSLK is offline
F150 and a .30-06
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 6,956
Default

Thanks for all the info guys. I appreciate it both the pros and the cons. Im really leaning towards them for Katie. First and foremost it has the be a dog I can live with too since we know what can happen to a kid's interest in taking care of the dog.

I did find a breeder who would have puppies that will be around 3 months old (if the heat cycle is correct) for Katie's 5th birthday . lol
__________________



Sakkara's And Then There's Emma - My heart. My Soul. My Co-Pilot. Feb 26 2005 - Oct 22 2009
Can Ch Liberty's Surfer Girl TT - You will always be with me
Phil Ch Groundsniffin Secret Solo - National Specialty Winners Bitch, Multi Best Opposite In Show
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-22-2013, 11:22 PM
Gypsydals's Avatar
Gypsydals Gypsydals is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,795
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JennSLK View Post
Thanks for all the info guys. I appreciate it both the pros and the cons. Im really leaning towards them for Katie. First and foremost it has the be a dog I can live with too since we know what can happen to a kid's interest in taking care of the dog.

I did find a breeder who would have puppies that will be around 3 months old (if the heat cycle is correct) for Katie's 5th birthday . lol
Honestly if you can stand the hair and the quirks that come with the breed. Which with the breeds you have owned, I don't see those things as being a big problem. Katie is the perfect age for one. They would get to grow up together and learn. But you know, if you have any questions you can PM or facebook me. And I will do my best to help you.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-22-2013, 11:51 PM
Pops2 Pops2 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UT
Posts: 3,072
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mina View Post
Oops ... didn't mean to step on anyone's semantic toes ...

I've gotten into "trouble" with our own boy;
as a genetically hard-wired protection dog,
he is "reactive" to any kind of incoming aggression.
Apparently, the term "reactive" also presses buttons
with a lot of folks (even if he is ).

Anyways, thanks for the head's up.
Mea culpa, Chazhounderinos!
Thanks, it's just that I read your post at my usual pace and it confused at first & had to reread it to realize the context.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-23-2013, 02:01 PM
Toller_08's Avatar
Toller_08 Toller_08 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 8,117
Default

I am by no means a Dal expert, but I love them and adored the one we had growing up.

Ours was wicked smart, super trainable, had a ton of energy which I thought was great. She was so much fun. Very friendly and happy go lucky with family and those that she knew well, and aloof with strangers, but still friendly if approached. Like the Dobermans, she simply just didn't care to be loved on by people she didn't know. They weren't worth her time.

She was not from a good breeder as far as I know, but we got her as a rehome so I'm not entirely sure where she was from. The people that got her were known to get rid of puppies all the time when they became too much work, so I doubt any reputable breeder would've given them a dog. Regardless, we ended up with Sky and I really can't say enough good things about her. She was awesome. Very naughty, too, at times. She was too smart for her own good on occassion haha. She's the type of dog I'd love to have now. But she was so tolerant - of people, of kids, of other dogs, of everything really. Just a wonderful dog.

She was very much a one person dog, too. She adored our whole family, but she was my mom's dog through and through. She'd do anything for my mom, no questions asked. Very handler pleasing... not sure if that was a Dalmatian trait or just a Sky trait. She didn't care to always listen to anybody else, but she never questioned my mom.

There were a few Dals at last weekend's Flyball tournament that I was at and I loved all of them too. They reminded me very much of Sky, which makes me think she wasn't any exception to the breed.

But anyway, that's my limited experience with them! We were pretty young when we had Sky. I think I was 9 and my brother was 7 and she was a great kid dog for us. I'd love to have another Dalmatian some day I think. I just worry that maybe they're too Doberman like sometimes in the type of energy they have (kind of scattered as opposed to channelled I guess). But maybe not. I really, really like them.
__________________

Ripley
Keira (Very much missed 2007-2014)
Journey - Oracle Twist of Fate TreeStarr
Dance - Tollwest's Dancing In Style CGN FM RN
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-23-2013, 02:28 PM
Gypsydals's Avatar
Gypsydals Gypsydals is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,795
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toller_08 View Post
I am by no means a Dal expert, but I love them and adored the one we had growing up.

Ours was wicked smart, super trainable, had a ton of energy which I thought was great. She was so much fun. Very friendly and happy go lucky with family and those that she knew well, and aloof with strangers, but still friendly if approached. Like the Dobermans, she simply just didn't care to be loved on by people she didn't know. They weren't worth her time.

She was not from a good breeder as far as I know, but we got her as a rehome so I'm not entirely sure where she was from. The people that got her were known to get rid of puppies all the time when they became too much work, so I doubt any reputable breeder would've given them a dog. Regardless, we ended up with Sky and I really can't say enough good things about her. She was awesome. Very naughty, too, at times. She was too smart for her own good on occassion haha. She's the type of dog I'd love to have now. But she was so tolerant - of people, of kids, of other dogs, of everything really. Just a wonderful dog.

She was very much a one person dog, too. She adored our whole family, but she was my mom's dog through and through. She'd do anything for my mom, no questions asked. Very handler pleasing... not sure if that was a Dalmatian trait or just a Sky trait. She didn't care to always listen to anybody else, but she never questioned my mom.

There were a few Dals at last weekend's Flyball tournament that I was at and I loved all of them too. They reminded me very much of Sky, which makes me think she wasn't any exception to the breed.

But anyway, that's my limited experience with them! We were pretty young when we had Sky. I think I was 9 and my brother was 7 and she was a great kid dog for us. I'd love to have another Dalmatian some day I think. I just worry that maybe they're too Doberman like sometimes in the type of energy they have (kind of scattered as opposed to channelled I guess). But maybe not. I really, really like them.
Nope she sounds like a typical Dal. Most dals will do anything for "their" person no questions asked. If others ask, its a 50/50 shot that they will do it. And if they do it, its rarely with the speed that is done when "their" person asks.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site