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    Do people walk their dogs every day? Whenever I'm out I only ever see small or medium sized breeds. Where are all the giant dogs and the german shepherds, rottweilers etc. my dog is probably the biggest I ever see and its not just when I take him out but when I'm outside by myself or in the car. I saw this massive muscular rottweiler once, really well behaved walking really calmly and well beside traffic with a tiny girl (teen or mid twenties I think but tiny) on the other end of the leash. If the dog wanted to take off or lunge forward the girl wouldn't have been able to do anything, the dog was at least twice her size.

    Anyway, seeing her which was a while ago prompted this post and that is I see many big dogs at a dog park but on a suburban street there are very little.

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    Dodge doesn't get walked off my property. She gets all her exercise working with my Dad all day on the farm. I walk Koda in public when i get the chances to, however he often just gets exercised on the farm as well.

    Maybe there just aren't that many big dogs in your area? There used to be hardly any dogs in my area, but lately that seems to be changing.
    I went to a small dog event today actually (without my dogs though) and the biggest dog i saw there was probably a Golden Retriever. I'd say more than half of the dogs there were Kelpies.

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    on my daily route there is a house with two german shepherds and a different one with a spaniel and a dalmatian. There is a lady who goes by my house only sometimes with an irish wolfhound and a tiny yap yap except it doesn't really yap yap that much and both are really well behaved. i only wish my dog will act like that someday.

    the big dogs who do get walked i see sometimes in the afternoon are mostly well behaved and they are labradors and some german shepherds. mostly medium sized and small dogs though.

    judging by the amount of staffy pups there are on gumtree you would think there are armies of them on the street but I haven't seen any yet. except for that one girls dog no rottys or dobes either.

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    I see scores of labradors on our dog beach. One amazingly beeyootiful Mallanois last week. A couple of rottis very elderly. We are the white fluffy and poodle capital of the country I am sure.

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    At my local dog park - there seem to be an outrageous number of herding farm dogs. Mine, many border collies, a couple of aussie shepherds, quite a few kelpies. Most of these I see every night if I show up at the right time. There was a deerhound but we're really not fond of him as he covers every dog and every human that looks the least bit pleased to see him - in slobber. And his owners don't carry drool towels to wipe it off.

    There's quite a few small fluffies and mystery petshop specials and quite a few golden retrievers and Labradors. And a few staffies, couple of GSP and a couple of GSD. And one very grumpy dachshund. Mostly they all get along. The culture at our dog park is pretty good - people are encouraged to pick up after their dogs "do you need a bag"... And any dog that picks a fight generally doesn't get seen again. There is one curly coat retriever my dog doesn't like - but so far - all noise. There's also quite a few boxers, but they usually don't get off lead because they're too naughty (or their owners are crap dog trainers).

    I know one of the BC that lives near me gets walked before I get up in the morning. Must be fairly dark when they go out. And pretty sure the neighbour's dog gets out for a walk about once a month. Which is pretty sad. My dog no longer tolerates her up close - they fight - so I can't walk her either. I'm not sure they've figured out any of my trainin methods - the boss person doesn't think you should use food or praise to train a dog. He's into scolding and punishment which is a bit scary.

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    Mine are also not exercised off our property

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    any dog that picks a fight generally doesn't get seen again
    so what happens to them?

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    In our area are dogs in almost every garden and a startling number of them never seem to get walked or only very rarely. There are also quite a few who lack fences and take themselves for walks. I'm both delighted and surprised that in the six years we've been living here no dog has been run over by a car.

    Those who walk their dogs we see quite frequently. A few Labs, lots of Kelpies and Collies, surprisingly many Dalmatians (4), and lots of colourful crosses. Only 2 SWFs, no spaniels and also no staffies or heelers. There are quite a few staffies and heelers behind fences but somehow they all belong to the 'no walk' fraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    At my local dog park - there seem to be an outrageous number of herding farm dogs. Mine, many border collies, a couple of aussie shepherds, quite a few kelpies.
    Aussies, Kelpies and Border collies, sounds like heaven to me! Although I do tend to be a bit biased, lol.
    I'm yet to meet an Aussie in my area, there are a few BC's around, but there are loads of Kelpies. Probably because i live in a farming area, they are quite popular around here.

    I know a few Great Danes in the area, but they don't really get walked that often. I also know a few Pointers who often walk at the same time I do. There are a few Staffy's, a lot of Cavies and a lot of small white fluffies. But no German Shepherds, Rotties or mastiff type dogs, too bad, they are so gorgeous!

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    I live in a suburb full of acreage homes and there are probably 3 families I see walking their dogs, 1 working dog mix with 3 legs, 2 GSD and I think a staffy occasionally. Pretty much every house has dogs, mastiffs, Rotties, GSD's etc but all are left to run around the yard

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