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    Like someone said earlier, I don't care what breed, it's the personality that gets to me. A few people here don't like small breeds, and I'm not gonna blow my head off at them, because I can't say I'm a fan myself... Dora keeps getting under my feet!

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    I grew up with a lab (family pet) in my late teens and it definitely took him years to settle down. He's now a beautiful, calm, well behaved boy (the best swimmer I've ever seen) but he gets nervous around small children and I would never just assume he's trustworthy because he's a lab.

    I like most breeds except for the handbag dogs, mainly because I live near the beach and like dogs who will play and run on the sand and swim out with me. Just a personal preference. I had a bad experience with a dingo cross rescue dog so they're not my favourite (not that they should be owned in the CBD anyway!).



    Edit - forgot about my dingo pup
    Edit again - really need to change my avatar pic to my new pup instead of the dingo pup!

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    Changed my pic!

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    Not a fan of toy breeds, poodles, Pei's, Mastiffs, Overtly Brachycephalic breeds that cant breathe properly. Not the biggest fan of staffies either (excluding amstaff) just because of the dogs of these breeds ive met while working in a few clinics and because of problems associated with the breeds also

    I love working dogs really - Weimarana, Hungarian Viszla, German Shepherd (old style dont like new style), Wolfhound, etc etc... anything that falls into giant breed i usually like too - Danes etc. The only Brachycephalic breed i like would be the boxer since its nose isnt level with its eyeballs Also love Amstaffs , collies, koolies and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    I'm probably going to offend some people here but I'm not a fan of "common" breeds.
    Cavaliers, Chihuahua's, Labradors, Shar Peis, Staffies, Rotties, they are a dime a dozen in Tasmania. I don't dislike them, I just see them so often they aren't as interesting to me.

    I like breeds that are a bit different, or just one's you don't see all the time.
    Shar Pei are a dime a dozen in Tassie???? Who'd have thought? They have only been in Australia since the 1990's and I just wouldn't have expected them to "spread" that quickly around Tassie.

    DA, have you noticed this trend too???
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    I found a great site that shows how the GSD has evolved... if anyone wants to take a look, here it is: past to present in the german shepherd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    I'm probably going to offend some people here but I'm not a fan of "common" breeds.
    Cavaliers, Chihuahua's, Labradors, Shar Peis, Staffies, Rotties, they are a dime a dozen in Tasmania. I don't dislike them, I just see them so often they aren't as interesting to me.

    I like breeds that are a bit different, or just one's you don't see all the time.


    SBT's & lots of them in Tassie??? .. i know of 2 different Tassie families that have travelled to Vic to buy their SBT's because they couldn't find what they wanted / breeders in Tassie.... i must ask those families if SBT's are a dime a dozen in Tassie ???

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    Actually, I've not yet spotted a Shar Pei in Tassie, but then again I've not really been out ther looking, so for the life of me I certainly couldn't refute what Crested has said. She states she's seen a fair few of them, so I accept that she has.

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    Thanks for that link Masha - i so much prefer the old style Shepherds to the new ones. They looked so much more in proportion and sturdier. The majority of shepherds that have come through the clinic that has hocks as short as those pictures of the "new" style shepherd is on pain killers by the time its 4. Apparently they suffer a high degree of sacral pain and more suffer from hip displaysia because of the conformation being bred in nowadays. Dunno if thats true for all of them but when having a detailed discussion with the vet i work with he bought those topics up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    Shar Pei are a dime a dozen in Tassie???? Who'd have thought? They have only been in Australia since the 1990's and I just wouldn't have expected them to "spread" that quickly around Tassie.

    DA, have you noticed this trend too???
    There are a surprising amount down here.
    At dog shows when the Shar Peis are about to go in the ring you know you have enough time for a nice long toilet break
    Most of them here are from one breeder, she has some beautiful dogs.

    Cavaliers are cheesing me off at the moment, at the last show I went and stood ring side when I thought they were about to finish up, then a bunch more appeared out of nowhere. Half an hour later and the Chi's were finally going in the ring! I think they are breeding them ringside

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