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    maybe RSPCA really stands for Real Stupid People Caring for Animals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I have to say that my blue cattle dog x seeks out human company just as much as my brother's staffordshire bull terrier. I think as so many people say - you can't judge the whole breed by the actions of one or two, or their owners - good or bad. Now if you'd had several thousand different cattle dogs and they'd all been savage critters - I think you could call it a bad vicious breed but you can't say that based on the actions of just one.

    Personally one of the nastiest dogs in terms of unrelenting full tooth attack - I've ever met - is a whippet. And the one that frequently drew blood on me - and I fully deserved it every time - was our family aussie terrier.

    As far as dressing a dog up like a barbie doll - I wonder why the RSPCA allows decorative impractical uncomfortable dog clothes to be sold and used but would ban prong collars or remote training collars?

    Then again how the dog feels about it really - if Frosty had her way - she'd never ever wear a lead and we'd never go for walks. Maybe she thinks we can teleport to the local exercise parks. And she'd be allowed to chew my ugg boots into pillow stuffing.

    And we would not have gone to the vet for her vaccination today either. After all stabbing a dog with a needle is just cruel. Especially if they have to walk along a very busy road to get in the Vet Door (that was actually the bit that Frosty hated the most).

    Pretty sure I know what Frosty would do if I put her in an outfit like that terrier's. She'd rip it to pieces and enjoy doing so.
    Fantastic post! I added to your reputation

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    I don't think I'd ever dress up my dog for looks. When I get a Pharaoh Hound I'll likely have to put a warm coat or something on him in the winter as they have so little fat to keep them warm. Other than this, if I wanted my dog to look like a little person I'd hang out with more people who have actual babies. To each their own though.

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    Clothes is one level of weirdness...Perfume and nails is completely insane IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    Clothes is one level of weirdness...Perfume and nails is completely insane IMO
    EDIT: Clothes that aren't designed for warmth etc.

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    have to say that my blue cattle dog x seeks out human company just as much as my brother's staffordshire bull terrier. I think as so many people say - you can't judge the whole breed by the actions of one or two, or their owners - good or bad. Now if you'd had several thousand different cattle dogs and they'd all been savage critters - I think you could call it a bad vicious breed but you can't say that based on the actions of just one
    We have made sure that Boss met other dogs and people cos we were worried that he might turn mean. Also when we were looking for a Breeder, we made sure that we went to a non-working dog breeder. Boss is hopeless with livestock. He is so friendly and really good with people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Ok I can't take it anymore.
    I am sick of hearing about how special Staffys are. How different they are to every other breed. How we don't understand because we don't own a Staffy.
    Im gonna let you in on a little secret. They arn't as individual as you think they are!
    Most dogs thrive on human attention. Everyone here loves their chosen breed as much as you love yours.
    I've worked with enough SBT to have a pretty good idea.
    All dogs are beautiful in their own way. In regards to SBTs, they certainly do crave human attention. In my life, I have had a few dogs, the first being a Cattle Dog x Beagle who thought she was my mother and protector (Dad got her when I was 3 mths old), that old girl lived to just short of her 21st birthday (human years) and totally craved human interaction with her family! My next dog was a pure bred catttle dog who was a little silly and aloof, but when it came to birthing her puppies, she wouldn't unless she could lay across my legs between each pup! At the same time I had a Silky who loved attention on her terms. Next came the German Shepherd. Big tuff boy who wanted to be by my side at all times and after a while came Ralph (SBT), who was happy to be with either the cats or the German Shepherd or us, he didn't really care. But when the German Shepherd was ran over and killed, Ralph went to pieces and wanted to be with us all the time. He would see us off to work and greet us when we came home, no matter what time. As soon as the back door was open he was there making his little whimper noises so we would pay attention. He does silly things to make us laugh, licks us when he knows we are sad. Has roast dinner with us every fortnight! So when it comes to the best dog as far as I have experienced, it can be any breed of dog, it is the bond between you and your dog that makes the difference!
    But I do love my SBT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liza View Post
    I don't think I'd ever dress up my dog for looks. When I get a Pharaoh Hound I'll likely have to put a warm coat or something on him in the winter as they have so little fat to keep them warm. Other than this, if I wanted my dog to look like a little person I'd hang out with more people who have actual babies. To each their own though.
    I looove pharaoh hounds, was thinking about getting one before I got Millie as my son wanted to show. All of the ones (which weren't many as not many get shown in Canberra) that I met were absolutely lovely. And they have such a cool name!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    I looove pharaoh hounds, was thinking about getting one before I got Millie as my son wanted to show. All of the ones (which weren't many as not many get shown in Canberra) that I met were absolutely lovely. And they have such a cool name!!
    The Pharaoh Hound is my dream breed, one day I will have one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    All dogs are beautiful in their own way. In regards to SBTs, they certainly do crave human attention. In my life, I have had a few dogs, the first being a Cattle Dog x Beagle who thought she was my mother and protector (Dad got her when I was 3 mths old), that old girl lived to just short of her 21st birthday (human years) and totally craved human interaction with her family! My next dog was a pure bred catttle dog who was a little silly and aloof, but when it came to birthing her puppies, she wouldn't unless she could lay across my legs between each pup! At the same time I had a Silky who loved attention on her terms. Next came the German Shepherd. Big tuff boy who wanted to be by my side at all times and after a while came Ralph (SBT), who was happy to be with either the cats or the German Shepherd or us, he didn't really care. But when the German Shepherd was ran over and killed, Ralph went to pieces and wanted to be with us all the time. He would see us off to work and greet us when we came home, no matter what time. As soon as the back door was open he was there making his little whimper noises so we would pay attention. He does silly things to make us laugh, licks us when he knows we are sad. Has roast dinner with us every fortnight! So when it comes to the best dog as far as I have experienced, it can be any breed of dog, it is the bond between you and your dog that makes the difference!
    But I do love my SBT
    Great post. It's about you and the dog, breed regardless.

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