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Old 08-13-2008, 01:58 PM
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Default Anybody NOT recommend their breed?

I was thinking about this the other day. Zeus is a sweet, lovely dog. I never hesitate to recommend blackmouth curs as a great choice of dog.

But catahoulas on the other hand....I dunno. As much as I love Voodoo, and as wonderful a dog as he has grown into, I really, REALLY hesitate recommending this breed to people. Even when you know what you're getting into, they are such a challenging breed to raise. Besides, who in their right mind would want to deal with a Chaos Demon anyway?

Anybody else not really recommend their breed?
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:08 PM
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There are many people and many times I do not recommend a Rottweiler to people, as much as I love them.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:10 PM
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Yup. I wouldn't suggest a malinois to someone unless they were experienced with drive and energy and prepared to do something active with the dog.

I also tend to shy away from recommending pemmies. They can be great pets, but there are still a lot of working lines in the breed and some of them can be quite a challenge. They are very cunning, they tend to be mouthy, they get bored easily and when a corgi gets bored, they get creative in some less than desirable ways. Aggression is not uncommon in the breed.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:18 PM
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I wouldn't recommend a GSD to a first time dog owner, nor a JRT or Border Collie. Some of them make really great pets, but unless you know exactly what you are getting into with them, then I usually don't recommend them. Especially because of the working lines. You tend to see a lot of working line Aussies around here especially, but they could, given the right training, be great house pets, the potential to screw up is high.

If they are dedicated to it, yeah it could work, but if not, it's a disaster waiting to happen.

Mostly though, when people ask me for a breed recommendation (which happens a lot) I get a feel on what they are expecting out of a dog, whether they have dogs at home or not, and then what they are looking to spend on a pup or adult dog, and get their email address to send them some good breeder websites, as well as dogs and puppies that are in rescue that I think will fit them. It's worked out well several times now.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:22 PM
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Yes, I don't recommend a Border Collie or Aussies to, almost, 98% of the people I know.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:30 PM
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I don't recommend Alapahas to most people. They are a high energy, high drive dog with natural protective tendencies. Though definitely not the most difficult breed out there, I hesitate recommending them for people who have never owned a difficult breed before.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:46 PM
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I would not recommend a Borzoi. They like a quiet calm life. Gentle touch and do not care for chaos. They need a " tuned in " owner as a bark is rare. How my dogs tell me someone is here is to pace and look. A casual glance means something. They do not like boisterious other dogs or even people. A friend of mine talks loud, and they literally leave the room when she comes.. They are not a dog to fawn over a stranger. Not shy- just not fawn..
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:55 PM
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I don't recommend dachshunds to people with children, or Chihuahua's for that matter. I don't recommend JRTs/JRT mixes to MOST people lol.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:06 PM
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It's very, very rare that I recommend Dobermans or Tollers to people. Neither are a breed that I think would be well suited at all to most people.
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I would not recommend a Borzoi. They like a quiet calm life. Gentle touch and do not care for chaos. They need a " tuned in " owner as a bark is rare. How my dogs tell me someone is here is to pace and look. A casual glance means something. They do not like boisterious other dogs or even people. A friend of mine talks loud, and they literally leave the room when she comes.. They are not a dog to fawn over a stranger. Not shy- just not fawn..
haha, they sound just like me! I dont' like loud people either... I keep my phone on vibrate bc THAT is even too much noise for me.
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