I'm pretty snobby too. I'll like
a lot of dogs, but it's a select few that I get really excited about. There are also tons that I'm indifferent to, and some that I actively dislike. People who know that I'm a "dog person" are always surprised to hear me bitching about dogs that I work with. Just being a dog doesn't make it a wonderful unique snowflake. There's training and socialization and time that has to go into it, too, and some types just... don't mesh with me, even when the effort is put in. I can enjoy hanging out around pretty much any dog, but if I have to take care of it, my standards are a lot higher for a dog I'll actually enjoy.
Although like Kootenay said, I don't know that I would love my dogs if they weren't mine, LOL. I've actually described dogs that drive me bonkers as "like Riff, but without any bond between us", and people get it. Riff is a spazzy, nervy nutcase, but he's my
spazzy, nervy nutcase! I love that little dog to pieces, but if you throw a random spazzy, nervy dog at me, I'm probably not going to be a fan, if that makes sense.
Hey you boarding kennel/daycare/pet sitters.
That is all.
I did have one dog subvert this, though. The owners had a Weim mix (they always seemed to be okay IME, it was pure Weims that were nuts) and we heard that they adopted another dog, a pure Weim. I made a comment to my manager about how I hoped they didn't expect the dog to be anything like their first.
He was AMAZING. He became my #1 favorite dog (before I met Milo, anyway.) Just perfect all around. He was undocked, so we started joking that Weims keep their brains in their tails. :lol-sign: But in 4 years at daycares/boarding facilities, he was the ONLY one I could even stand, never mind adore.
I could see how they could go wrong, but all but one of our Vizslas were awesome, and we had a bunch. They seem to be really popular in CO, at least around Denver.