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Thread: C'mon fess up ! What breeds dont you like ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratbag jrt View Post
    Yes, Oskar's mum, I am sure they are nice natured. If I could only stop my knees knocking and my hands shaking long enough to meet one!! Breaking out in sweat as I type! Might even have to wee!

    I probably need help and a lot of it - scared of staffies, emus, my mother in law and terrorists (not sure when I last met one of those). They all need their balls removed in my opinion.

    Right re tats. Southern cross tattoo = lame.

    I am sooo bloody boring I decided at 40 I wanted to do something a bit naughty as apart from speeding occasionally I haven't even broken the law! Decided on a tattoo and piked it at the last minute! Hopeless, hopeless, hopeless.......... I am a lost cause.
    HAHAHA, you got a laugh out of me!!! Do you know what? I am terrified of emus, with their little beady eyes always waiting, waiting, waiting!!! I used to live at Puckapunyal, an army base in rural Victoria, and we had emus walking everywhere, they would crap on the driveways, my old dog Attila used to chase them, but never woulda gotten one in a heartbeat!! Oh and I am so glad they don't fly, one emu shit would mess the whole windscreen!!

    Mother in laws....hmm, my ex outlaw wasn't too bad (in small doses), still talk to her on the odd occasion.
    Terrorists, well...next question lmao

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    OMG, how can you not like the look of the ACD?! Isn't it hilarious how different our tastes are. I think purebred ACDs look just stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    OMG, how can you not like the look of the ACD?! Isn't it hilarious how different our tastes are. I think purebred ACDs look just stunning.
    I dunno, lol.. I just don't like their shape.. they're too compact (maybe I've only met fat ones :P ) and I just really don't like the flecked colouring a lot of them have. I prefer longer dogs I think, or ones with longer legs or both (LOL! I have a dachshund >_< )

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    LOL Oskar's mum - my husband is scared of galas... it is really funny

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    I have an irrational fear of monkeys. Seriously, just typing the word monkey makes my skin crawl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99bottles View Post
    Hmm, normally I just like 'nice' dogs and dislike ill-tempered ones - most of the time this is dictated by the owner but I also believe that poor breeding of any breed can lead to poor temperament. When I say nice, I don't mean friendly. I mean stable, manageable and loyal to their owners.

    But having read through this thread, I agree with the backwards evolution thing. I almost cringe when I see and/or hear (usually you can hear them before you see them) pugs and english bull dogs. The eyes that are part-way pushed out of the sockets, the misshapen teeth... Not for me.

    I would have also said that I don't really believe in small dogs - if you're going to buy a dog I say buy something you can ride on. But, I do have a bit of a soft spot for the foxy poms and the italian greyhounds. For the most part though, I have a cat for when I want something that can fit on my lap and hey if I'm really desperate, Sammy will happily give it go...
    I agree with you bottles, english bulldogs and pugs for instance who walk and are obviously struggling to breathe, and eyes that look at if they are going to fall out? Its not that they dont appeal to me, i love all dogs really, but i feel sad looking at them, but they look like they are just not functional or healthy.
    At the million paws on Sunday, i saw a bulldog who's back was all hunched up with a a large hump on top, it was having trouble walking and breathing and my first thought was, omg, this poor animal needs to take a last trip to the vet. I feel so sad seeing that and cant be around them.
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    In our training group there is a couple with an english bulldog. He is the cutest thing ever and for some reason I am so attracted to those kind of dogs. However they were telling us how they had to get their dog from over east because there are no English bulldogs in WA due to the females having to have c-sections to deliver them. Apparently their hips are too narrow.
    So they decided to breed their dog... It made me wonder why would breed associations encourage pure breeds that are clearly not for the best interest of the actual animal?
    Why would it be ok and even encouraged to have pure breeds that cannot naturally give birth or have problem breathing? I could never own one as snoring just drives me mental. But I do admit to loving the way they look.. weird I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClareBear View Post
    I have an irrational fear of monkeys. Seriously, just typing the word monkey makes my skin crawl.
    As a few people know, i have an irrational fear of green tree frogs.....they freak me out, I have issues lol, however I can quite happily hold Jeffrey or Winston our two carpet pythons...I am quite odd lmao

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    Wow Sean..... you is one brave male ( or just a typical tool male - *just kidding* ) for this thread but another *high five * from me as well. Just getting Newf to fess up is gold

    *sigh* where do I start.....

    Working in kennels has surprised me no end with breeds/crosses I though I didn't like.
    The "labradoodles" for example....we get quite a few and all are all well mannered,generous happy dogs. Same as Iggies and Whippets,whilst I've always loved the Sight Hounds , adore Saluki's - but the littler versions just somehow seemed wrong to me...but now having worked with a few they truley are the most gentle ,loving souls....and you should feel them! They're like silk * contented sigh*

    However,I still dont like Poodles or small white fluffies...of any nationality.
    I'm even more wary of the ACD's now...red or blue ( also bitten by a couple could explain why)
    And I never have been or never will be a fan of the German Shepherds.

    And whilst I can understandably see why some would be scared of 'bull breeds' portrayed as extra appendages at the end of the lead....there is nothing I love more than making total idiots of the wankers who dare walk my way with one....I always make it a point to go out of my way to put myself in the line of vision of one,bend down and in staffy talk ( read- sound like a tool on helium who has mental issues) say "well g'day gorgeous! How cute are you!" as yet *touch wood* I havnt had one of these 'supa tuff" dogs not instantly melt into the usual body wriggling,tail thumping , mile wide grinning , loving messes that is the typical " bully"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    Ratbag, no need to be afraid of staffies, they have lovely natures, but I do know where you are coming from. I can not stand wankers who try to look like something they aren't. And, I have tattoos, but c'mon the southern cross tattoo?? I reckon that is the saddest one around lol, and they have an obviously entire dog (if he is pissing every where lol) to make them look a bit more macho lol!!

    Oskar is an American staffy and he is beautiful natured. I suppose I am biased, but I love every staffy I come across (except stray dogs in general. I always am worried around strays)
    Yep I agree, my amstaffy goes out of his way to try and say hi to every person that walks by, he just loves people. Some can be a bit temperamental with other dogs and they should never be let off there leash in public.

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