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Old 05-07-2007, 07:40 AM
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What are three reasons your breed isn't the most popular breed* (Lab owners I guess you can answer this one ). I also realize that it is a BAD thing when a dog becomes the "most popular". But I am just curious why people think their breed isn't more popular with other people.

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American Staffordshire Terrier:

1. Media inflamed Sterotypes

2. Bad element drawn to the breed/bad breeders

3. Some real dog aggression issues (although not with mine personally)

*I am actually sorry to say that my breed (Pit Bull) is actually the most popular in the inner city.

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Old 05-07-2007, 08:07 AM
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lol i guess my breed would be ACD's or kelpies

so i dunno

highly active
herding instincts
destructive when bored
require a lot of training
can easily become a one person dog

but i love those things
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:35 AM
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Rottweilers

1) Bad Press. Fear the evil Rottweiler.
2) Bad Owners. They ruined the breeds reputation and there for we have reason #1
3) Health. Rotties are known for cancer, HD, amoung other things
4) I'd like to add a forth, lol size. Some males can get up there and I personally thing your bigger dogs are always going to be less popular.

ACDs

1) Very drivey dogs. This can be bad around smaller animals, and children
2) They are def. dogs that need a job. If your a couch potatoe, this prolly isnt the breed for you
3) Barking. No one ever accused the ACD of being quiet.

Bullmastiff:

1) Dog Aggression. The breed is known to have tendencies of very high dog aggression levels ( Princess P does not!)
2) Size. Again, with females weighing over 100 lbs easy, its not the first choice for most familes.
3) Health on these guys too. Hearts are a killer in the breed along with what other big breeds face, HD, ED, and so on and so forth.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:44 AM
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buster isn't relaly a barker at all. a screamer if he gets too wound up. its like he doesnt want to waste time having to breat in. lol so its just this screeching sound lol. but we think he might be part dingo.
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:53 AM
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The "pit bull" types are more popular than Labrador Retreivers (save for the SBTs & BTs in the U.S. anyways). Well, if we are going by registration numbers anyways.

So I cannot answer the question as APBTs & ASTs are absolutely everywhere.
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:58 AM
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The "pit bull" types are more popular than Labrador Retreivers (save for the SBTs & BTs in the U.S. anyways). Well, if we are going by registration numbers anyways.

So I cannot answer the question as APBTs & ASTs are absolutely everywhere.
If you include the APBT and the AST as one, I think that people would be suprised just how popular (way higher than AKC's number) they are if you included all the not registered ones in the cities but I think if you were to include every dog in the USA (for example) the Lab would still be the king.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:01 AM
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If you include the APBT and the AST as one, I think that people would be suprised just how popular (way higher than AKC's number) they are if you included all the not registered ones in the cities but I think if you were to include every dog in the USA (for example) the Lab would still be the king.
I'm talking about ADBA, AKC, UKC, & CKC registrations. The numbers for APBTs & AST is more than twice that of registered Labrador Retreivers.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:16 AM
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Yeah, I don't know if I can answer this one, because I suspect our breed is one of the most popular, if not the most popular. But I'll give the reasons that it shouldn't be the most popular.

1. The challenge of living with these dogs with regards to how it affects peoples' perception of you, as well as insurance concerns, housing concerns, etc.

2. Dog aggression. Although its in all breeds, the world stops when a Pit Bull scraps. People go crazy and start slinging chairs, lighting fires, and doing rain dances. The people trying to break up the fight are usually far more scary than the dogs themselves. I should add this is probably more of an issue in an urban/suburban environment, and wouldn't necessarily discourage someone with the space to build proper containment.

3. The sheer strength and tenacity of these guys. Most toys are jokes, as are many fences, tethers, leashes and collars. For the person who still buys those vinyl squeaky toys and Wallyworld breakaway collars, its probably going to come as a shock to them how much they're going to end up spending on equipment in a year for one of these dogs.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:20 AM
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Actually, I can do reasons for the Dogo Argentino, too.

1. Simply because people don't know about these awesome dogs. They aren't getting the publicity that other breeds get, which is a good thing. I'm sure the first time there's an attack, the demand will skyrocket.

2. Size, which is always a concern if you've got a small home with coffee tables. They are a lot of dog. If you don't have space for a Dogo to stretch out (or a regular jogging routine), and the time to teach these big guys manners, you're going to find living with these dogs very frustrating. They're just too big to have the general lack of training and exercise that many folks give their dogs.

3. Probably the reputation as being fierce dogs. Not everybody is going to see the appeal of a big game hunter and alleged fighter.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:52 AM
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1. Barking

2. Shedding

3. Did I say Barking?
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