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Old 06-23-2014, 07:27 PM
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So superficial reasons I'm not into certain dogs:

Solid colors
Droopy ears
Droopy anything
Snorting
Drooling
Potato shape
Buggy eyes
Potato shape, trying to think...like bulldogs?
If so, add that to my list as well.

I like a nice lean, streamlined build like a Border Collie.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:52 PM
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I would love to own a Curly Coated Retriever.

But they have a curly coat. And I don't know if I can get over that. Which is horrible, but true. Because otherwise, I think they'd be brilliant.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:53 PM
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What I absolutely will not compromise on:
Droopy eyes
Bi-color eyes
Super long (basset, bloodhound) ears
Cropped ears
Flat faces
Bulging eyes
Super floofy like a rough collie, Sheltie, OESD
Bulldog like bodies
Super short legs and long bodies. Nola's a dachshund, but she is very moderate in type and that's the only kind I'd have.
Excessive white in Merles
Tear stains. Nasty


Not ideal, but will compromise on:
Shedding
Docked or bobbed tails
Prick ears
Light colored noses
This is weird, but I don't care for green/gold/light brown eyes. I like blue or a rich, dark brown, the darker the better.
Black and Tans
I prefer solid to patterned
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:05 PM
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I don't really want a lab or golden because of how popular they are. It's stupid I know. I have other reasons for not liking labs now, goldens would still probably be a decent match, but the popularity thing (not just numbers but because people love them so much) is a turn off for me. It's like if he's super well behaved and nice people are going to assume it's because he's a golden not because I put a lot of work in. And that will bother me. It's a bad reason to avoid a breed, but I can't get over it.
I am so with you on this.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:17 PM
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Tear stains! I don't know what it is, but they totally gross me out. I don't think I could own a hardcore drooler, and I can't stand the texture of poodles hair. I'm not a big fan of white dogs. It wouldn't be a deal breaker, but I'd prefer a different color. I also do not like the look of short haired whippets. I could get over it (DH wants a whippet), but I find myself trying to get him interested in different breeds just because of whippet looks.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:26 PM
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It's all about the ears.
Abe's ears are perfection. Figs ears **** me off!
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:29 PM
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I really don't like feathering. I have tried and tried. It's dumb because a lot of the spaniels would probably fit me, but the feathers dull my zest for them.

I tend to like the flashiest version in breeds. So, if I were more into Border Collies, I would choose a blue or red merle waaaaaaaay before a black and white dog.

In general I like dogs that are chunky in a certain way...Shar Pei, Bull Terriers, Dogue de Bordeaux. Loose lips and/or blocky heads and bodies. Dobermans are the exception but even there, I much prefer the "coarser" look and find that a lot of them look overly refined and weedy to me. I prefer heavy-headed bench labs to field labs based purely on aesthetics, and it makes me feel a little guilty.

I'm totally into beards though. Bearded dogs are adorable, and since I'm already accustomed to drool, might as well accept beards too.

Edit: Thought of another one - I'm that jerk who passes up all-black dogs. Like I said, I like the flashiest versions...I've met fantastic black labs, lab mixes, and pit mixes, but I know if I walked into a shelter, I'd leave with a blue pit or a chocolate lab, nothing solid black or yellow. Horribly shallow of me I know
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This might be the fussiest one yet, but I hate spotted noses. I don't care much for pink, but a speckled nose is a huge no.

I second a lot of what others have said. No bobbed tails, no beard, no poodle coat. Oh, and doodle coat is worse then poodle to me.

The schnauzer scream is a turn off too

And Spacemutt, there's a Quiddich just waiting for you to adopt him......
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:38 PM
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This might be the fussiest one yet, but I hate spotted noses. I don't care much for pink, but a speckled nose is a huge no.

I second a lot of what others have said. No bobbed tails, no beard, no poodle coat. Oh, and doodle coat is worse then poodle to me.

The schnauzer scream is a turn off too

And Spacemutt, there's a Quiddich just waiting for you to adopt him......
I knooooow, don't remind me, I check his pics and updates on here all the time...I'm less than two months from moving out of a one-dog-limit apartment so I can't get a dog right now, but after that I'll be looking.
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Most breeds that I don't like for superficial reasons (drool, whatever) are also breeds that are a poor match for me in other ways, so I won't count those.

Out of the breeds I am actually interested in, my turn-offs are:

- No/docked tail. This one is strong enough that I would walk away from owning the dog. Sport (long) docks are okay though not preferred. Kind of a legit preference though considering a major reason is the change in movement for many of these dogs.

- Blue/mismatched eyes. I think they look awesome in pictures but in person they throw me. I could probably get used to it though.

- Super floofy coats (Shelties). Just not my thing.

- Lots of white. I'd get over it for the right dog but I prefer a completely or mostly-colored dog.

- Non-black pigment. I love a dark liver FCR or BC coat but the red nose and eyerims, not so much. Again, I'd get over it for the right dog.

Just my preferences though.
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