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Old 02-19-2013, 08:51 AM
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Question Faults

Does every dog have a fault? I was discussing this with someone the other day. Fred's left pastern isn't perfect I don't think and she said don't worry, every dog has its fault.

Is this true?

Be it confirmation or temperament?

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:59 AM
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In my opinion yes, no dog is perfect. Some dogs just have larger faults that others.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:12 AM
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Pepper can't breath if you turn her over and she never sleeps on her back.
I think Mary had a channel in her ear canal that led to a dead end and there was no way to clean in there because that off shoot channel was too narrow for even the smallest swab and it caused her problems. IT's the ones I cna't see that worry me.

Neccy has them all. She is roach backed, her hocks point in. Her feet are small enough to be Pepper's but her body has a big frame. SHe has a pin head compared, but none of that matters a whoot. She makes it all work and those itty bitty feet have no arthritis in them like Mary's poor ol paddles so I am really grateful for that. I only wish her toenails would migrate the rest of the way down. A lifetime of being over grown with her orignal owners makes htem point up and they always look too long to me because of it.

In my eyes..Victor is perfect...in other's who knows. I think he is the handsomest creature on earth. But its probably just love. HE is however very sensitive, to drugs, to scratches, to sounds. THat last was the one we really had to work on when he was young so he didnt' bolt when frightened.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:13 AM
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Yes, all dogs have faults.

These faults also apply depending on the definition you are using for "perfect" show guidelines? your own personal temperament guidelines?

Eye of the beholder and all.
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Every dog has faults except for Pirate.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:01 AM
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Every dog has faults except for Pirate.
And Bodhi.

Fred is one big fault.




Yes, I see the eye of the beholder thing. I suppose we all strive for different things.
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I can love any thing but dumb, I just do not want a dumb dog period. I have met a few I think certifiably crazy dogs too. Not just ocd, or mildly but down right insane to the point it makes your hair stand on end if they are behind you.two in particular and they were liter mates. You couldn't work with them, and the other dogs wouldn't have anything to do with them either. I figure they can run the full scope as much as people can.

Neccy is a trip for me because she is such a mix up of so many faults that she makes it work..or maybe that's the eye of the beholder too. I would never say body wise she is beautiful...but her mind..just makes me swoon.
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In the same vein I think it's good when breeders can recognize the faults in their dogs, being kennel blind can be dangerous IMO.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:16 PM
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Yep, I think all dogs have faults, both physical and behavior wise. And I think when a breeder/potential breeder isn't able to recognize those faults it becomes an issue. Like Fran said, those faults are going to be different depending on who you ask, what the dog is bred for, and what preference the person has.

And honestly, I think it's those faults that make our dogs. I don't want a perfect dog, there is no character in that.
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Every dog has faults, except Magpie. She's perfect.

Jonas is your quintessential puppy mill dog. A walking fault physically and temperamentally. He's pretty decently together now a days, but I got him shortly before 3 and it took years of work. Physically his ass is so high in the air he might lift off and fly away at some point and he has PRA. His elbows bow out fairly jarringly but no issues as a result. Teeth are **** and his ears are deformed, but I consider them hilarious and like them. The only thing he has on Dachshunds in general is that he's leggier, and I like that as well. Otherwise you can classify him as a hot mess.
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