Dog Breed Guide

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Stumbled upon this on facebook from the company I have my pet insurance through..pretty neat little guide they have here!

Thought it might interest some of you! :)

Dog Breed Guide
 

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I think its a little funny that the Belgian Malinois got a 4 energy level and yet chihuahuas got a 5 lol

I have a chihuahua.. and maybe hes the exception but he really isnt THAT energetic lol
 

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lol chihuahuas are higher energy than pit bulls too. They also say pits are good at guarding and herding which is odd considering they'd likely unlock the door for the intruder in hopes of belly rubs and eat the sheep.
 

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Chihuahuas... highest energy dogs ever. Much higher than belgian malinois, huskies, and jack russell terriers. ;)
 

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Crock of shite if you ask me. I cannot believe what they said about Paps. I must own a totally wierd Pap if what they say is true and trust me, he is VERY true to his breed.
 

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I just checked out that site and it said that Bouves only have a energy level 3 Scotty a 2 and a westie a 4...ummm NO! I am pretty sure they are wrong. Since my Bouve is constantly moving and working off energy and they are a herding dog for Petes Sake! My 10 year old Bouve still runs around like crazy, although he is a sore old man afterwards lol and hobbles around.
 

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lol chihuahuas are higher energy than pit bulls too. They also say pits are good at guarding and herding which is odd considering they'd likely unlock the door for the intruder in hopes of belly rubs and eat the sheep.
They also say pit bulls are excellent police dogs...which would be why so many police departments aren't using them?? :rofl1:

And Malinois only rank a 1 for affection towards owner? WOW! Someone better tell that to my malis. :eek:
 

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Haha, border collies aren't good with strangers! And they had a "See also: Golden Retriever". What?

Amanda, given your signature, the tags on this thread, and the fact that the dog breed info links back to their page... I'm assuming you're getting some form of compensation from your insurance company for posting this stuff. :p
 

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Haha, border collies aren't good with strangers! And they had a "See also: Golden Retriever". What?
I think they just chose breeds that look sorta like another. Oh chihuahua and papillons are roughly the same size and have big ears. Must be related. Oh border collie and golden retriever are roughly the same size and they can both be fluffy. Must be related. ;)
 

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Amanda, given your signature, the tags on this thread, and the fact that the dog breed info links back to their page... I'm assuming you're getting some form of compensation from your insurance company for posting this stuff. :p
Oh, very nice catch. :D
 

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi Information and Health Concerns

First off, the picture of that corgi is a Pembroke, not a Cardigan.

Secondly, Cardigans are not "laid back," they are very intense, and I'm not sure why the Cattle Dog was mentioned as a similar breed, because while there some similarities, there aren't enough to warrant a "see also" note.

They got some stuff right.

And the Samoyed Information and Health Concerns is also very, very off.

First off, Samoyeds should love everyone and the ones I've met haven't ever met anyone they didn't just fawn all over and love. And the grooming requirements are a 2??? Do they know what "Blowing coat" is, because if they did, they would move that little marker from a 2 to a 5 LOL
 

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I think they just chose breeds that look sorta like another. Oh chihuahua and papillons are roughly the same size and have big ears. Must be related. Oh border collie and golden retriever are roughly the same size and they can both be fluffy. Must be related. ;)
Haha yeah, that's what I assumed they were going for, because appearance is more important than temperament, dontchaknow.

Goldens are good with kids, calm, and floofy. Just like border collies... ;)
 

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Hey...I actually am not getting compensation from them, however I do have a relative that works for them, I've always had dogs, and so that is why it is in my signature. I have been on here for months and barely post about them...so I hope I didn't upset anyone. I've never even used tags before on here and realized that they were there when posting it up..

I just wanted to share it because I thought it was a good dog breed guide...and interesting to read.
 

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Hey...I actually am not getting compensation from them, however I do have a relative that works for them, I've always had dogs, and so that is why it is in my signature. I have been on here for months and barely post about them...so I hope I didn't upset anyone. I've never even used tags before on here and realized that they were there when posting it up..

I just wanted to share it because I thought it was a good dog breed guide...and interesting to read.
Not upset and the reply is much apprecitated. :)

An interesting read? For a little while. A good dog breed guide? Absolutely not. A lot of incorrect information, but maybe your relative that works for them can say something about that? ;)

And as for pictures...The picture of the Belgian Sheepdog is a Malinois.
Also, grooming for an Afghan is a 2??
 

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Not upset and the reply is much apprecitated. :)

An interesting read? For a little while. A good dog breed guide? Absolutely not. A lot of incorrect information, but maybe your relative that works for them can say something about that? ;)
This! It's good to know, because often we get people who continually advertise for a business that isn't even theirs, which can be sort of annoying. Understandable!
 

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I will make sure to pass on all of these suggestions you all have so they can correct it. Thanks for understanding! :)

It defintely has some tweeking it needs but overall it's pretty user friendly. I'm sure he'll appreciate your suggestions/corrections...hehe.
 

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The JRT one isn't bad, but comparing the energy level to other breeds its kind of silly.
 

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The Saint Bernard ones needs to be tweeked. Friendliness towards strangers only a 1??? A Saint is a not an aloof breed at all, they are very people oriented, family and strangers alike! And they are not a 2 out of 5 on the grooming scale. The rough coats require more care than the smooths, but both types are PHENOMENAL shedders!!!!
 

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