I agree, the majority of dogs are like that when they don't have the physical, mental and social stimulation that they require, but this seems to go much further than that.
Some breeds are much higher energy breeds than others. I think the misconception about Labs are...they are easy and the perfect family dog due to the Guide dog image and Kleenex ad image. I don't dislike Labs...hell, we were even contemplation getting a purebred before we decided on Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Yes...all dogs need stimulation and exercise, but some breeds NEED a lot more than the "average" dog to keep them balanced and happy.
A JRT surely has a higher energy level than a...lets say DDB (feel free to correct me people who owns these breeds)
Agree. I really dont like the mix of a ****'zu x maltese. I would much rather have a ferret than a chihuahua, LOL. Also JRT's I am not a fan of, the one that lives in my street drives me batty, although at heart I think its just lonely.Dogs not for me........Chihuahua, Maltese, Pekingese, SWF's....actually I am just not a "toy" breed sorta person...I like substance in a dog.
Re the labs as perceived great family pets. 28 years ago I got one just for this reason. My son was 1. Bad decision. I had no idea of the dog's needs and she was far too boisterous for my son. I rehomed her with my sister. Fast forward 25 years and the same son did the same bloody thing. Bought a lab for his young sons. Despite puppy classes he too realised the dogs needs were no match with his young families and she too was rehomed to a far far better place where a bloke dotes on her.
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I must say I love Pharoah hounds, Afghans, that family of dogs. They are just poetry in motion IMO.
Oh hang on, this is a what don't I like thread...
I don't like teacup little anythings. Humpf.
Afghans - love the dog, hate the biscuit.
Nah hang on, that's Anzac bikkies I'm thinking of.
Aw heck shoot me somebody.
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