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Old 06-30-2012, 08:16 PM
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I dont like it...everyone always says "oh well MY breed is not your typical dog". ALL depends on what your definition of a typical dog is. The basics, learning theory, nutrition (to an extent, more important in some breeds), etc are the same...they are DOGS!. Now, of course breeds have different inherent traits, different drives, jobs, etc that are going to make them different from each other. They are also each individuals, again, being different. But at the end of the day, they are still dogs which have a WIDE variance.

I hear it a lot...oh, "that" doesnt work with MY dog, they are a *insert breed*. They are different

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:17 PM
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I only mind that kind of statement when it's made in snobbish context, or on a level of unhealthy admiration. I see it the most with herding breeds (and especially BCs/malis) and guardian breeds. While it is often true, the context is what can be bothersome, to me.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:28 PM
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Do people really make others feel less than worthy when they say "this breed is not an easy breed and may not suit you"?
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Do people really make others feel less than worthy when they say "this breed is not an easy breed and may not suit you"?
That doesn't bother me at all.

It's when people say it because their breed is OBVIOUSLY just *better* (insert snobby nose) and you couldn't POSSIBLE understand!

That drives me nuts.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:36 PM
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Honestly I just ignore people when they say it.

It may have meant something at one time but everyone says it so much there isn't really much weight behind it.
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Do people really make others feel less than worthy when they say "this breed is not an easy breed and may not suit you"?
That doesn't really bother me. I've been known to warn people against certain breeds. My grandma was talking about getting a Boxer puppy, and I just don't think it would have suited her AT ALL so I warned her and talked her out of it.

But sometimes I find people to be snobby about it. "Yorkies are not normal dogs! They can't walk for 4 miles!" kind of thing bothers me. lol. Because it's simply not true. It can be how your raise it, or it could just be individual personality but a Yorkie is not "above" being a dog because they're "special" or "not like other dogs". Every yorkie I've ever known as loved rolling in crap, eating sticks, and running around as much as any other dog, I guess is my point. That while someone who may have a preference for a Mal probably would never seek out a Yorkie, but that doesn't take away that underneath it all, they're both still dogs. I dunno, bad w/ words tonight, like I said lol.
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That doesn't bother me at all.

It's when people say it because their breed is OBVIOUSLY just *better* (insert snobby nose) and you couldn't POSSIBLE understand!

That drives me nuts.
I think people read that into the statement more often than they should.

Then again, I may be snotty, I don't really care what most people say 'cause I'm just not like most people. ;P
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I think people read that into the statement more often than they should.

Then again, I may be snotty, I don't really care what most people say 'cause I'm just not like most people. ;P
FWIW, I don't think you're snotty! LOL.
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Do people really make others feel less than worthy when they say "this breed is not an easy breed and may not suit you"?
No, because quite Frankly it's their opinion and more often than not, I'd say that about them owning any dog, let alone the breed they have. Somebody else may think the same thing about them.

It's just plain annoying.
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That doesn't bother me at all.

It's when people say it because their breed is OBVIOUSLY just *better* (insert snobby nose) and you couldn't POSSIBLE understand!

That drives me nuts.
Yeah, I think this is what mostly drives me nuts too.
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