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I know I've mentioned elsewhere on this board that we call my 2 1/2 year old daughter Elena the Littlest Dog Whisperer. She has a way with canines -- they seem to listen to her LOL. For instance, here she is with a 12 yo lab mix she's NEVER met before this moment and who is going deaf and blind and is therefore snapping at everyone and everything:



Soo yesterday I was messing around on teh computer and decided to show her dog pictures and ask her what kind they were.

I put up a GSD: "That's a German shepherd!" I put up a couple more, all different colors and "types." They were all German shepherds according to her.

I put up a beagle. "That's an Abbie dog!" Okay, not exactly, but Abbie IS a beagle mix.

I put up a malinois, "Is that a dog?" Yes, it's a malinois. "A mal-ee-nau?" Yep. She raised an eyebrow. "Okay, it's a dog."

I put up a Dutch Shepherd. "That doggie needs a bath." Wow...okay.

Then I put up a pug. "That's UGLY."

Who knew I was raising a breed racist? :eek:
 

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Connie, don't let your dog read the forums today. :twisted:
 

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Woody Taylor said:
Connie, don't let your dog read the forums today. :twisted:
No offense meant to Connie's dogs! I thougth she was going to say, "That's an Annie dog!" b/c my brother owns a fawn pug named Annie (and an English bulldog named Lulu but that's a different thread all together). I burst out laughing when she said it was UGLY.

Then we had a nice talk about tolerating all breeds regardless of cuteness factor, color, or creed :wink:. "I Have A Dream, that one day all breeds can live together..." j/k.
 

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Stacia Porter said:
Woody Taylor said:
Connie, don't let your dog read the forums today. :twisted:
No offense meant to Connie's dogs! I thougth she was going to say, "That's an Annie dog!" b/c my brother owns a fawn pug named Annie (and an English bulldog named Lulu but that's a different thread all together). I burst out laughing when she said it was UGLY.

Then we had a nice talk about tolerating all breeds regardless of cuteness factor, color, or creed :wink:. "I Have A Dream, that one day all breeds can live together..." j/k.
Chinese cresteds are brutal, no offense.
 

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Chinese cresteds are brutal, no offense.
Ah, yes, SAM. ONe ugly doggie.

Elena has a great time when I'm on germanshepherds.com in the picture section. She spends the entire time yelling, "That's a shepherd!" and "That's NOT a shepherd!" I have to smirk at the "not" sheps...they're usually bat eared AmBred dogs. She always looks at teh white sheps with a wrinkled brow and says, "What IS that?"

Maybe she'll be a critic??????
 

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I feel so sorry for Sam. I mean, good LORD who would want to live out their days looking like that??!!

I do like the 'normal' looking cresteds, though - they look like little Clydesdales! 8)


Stacia, there's someone that has a white shepherd (or two?) at Club. I haven't seen it work yet, but it might be interesting!

This is a dog??? LOL!



Ok, sorry. I have NOTHING against pugs, or any other ugly dogs. Just because I think they're ugly doesn't mean I don't like them. :lol: :lol:
 

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I feel so sorry for Sam. I mean, good LORD who would want to live out their days looking like that??!!

I do like the 'normal' looking cresteds, though - they look like little Clydesdales! 8)


Stacia, there's someone that has a white shepherd (or two?) at Club. I haven't seen it work yet, but it might be interesting!
Nothing against any color/breed of dog! My 2 year old has the prejudice lmao! I live in an episode of "Kids Say the Darndest Things" with her. I can remember when Carissa was her age and we were on an elevator at the hospital. Michael was talking to her and in front of this whole elevator of people Carissa loudly says, "Daddy, you might want to think about brushing your teeth." I'd never seen Michael turn so beet red...
 

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I've had a couple of questions about why we allowed the child near the dog.

The easy answer: Because I wasn't there! My aunt had taken the kids to see her employer and I only learned later that this dog is having the problems he is. And then my aunt got an EARFUL about letting the kids near strange dogs, especially ones who are going deaf/blind or have a history of nipping, and especially allowing my child THAT close.

My aunt doesn't have children of her own and has worked in her employer's home around that dog for about 7 or 8 years. She is an assitance for the special needs girl who lives in that house. I suppose that neither she nor her employer gave it a second thought...but I surely would have. My kids aren't allowed to approach strange dogs, but my 2 year old is still too young to remember that in all situations.

Now the picture remains. Sorry for ruffling feathers. I probably should have explained it in the first place. FWIW Dugan's problem hasnt' been with children, but with his own family members. However, he leaves the special need girl entirely alone. I really think they ought to consider putting hte old boy down. He also has bad arthritis in those back joints.
 

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Connie Sutherland said:
Kristen Cabe said:
I think pugs are ugly too. :lol:
HEY! Leo almost saw this! The GSD did see it (and snickered).

But shame on the owner of that Pug in the photo and on too many Pug (and other dog) owners. They have more than enough health challenges without being fat besides.

Crowded teeth, narrow tracheas, breathing challenges, and on and on..... adding a bunch of extra weight to THAT list is just ........ well, off my soapbox........ I hope that was just a random photo and I don't have to apologize to someone! LOL!
 

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A well put together pug can be a classy looking little dog. I don't know what you can use them for, but classy looking non the less.
Luvs ya Connie! :D :D :D :wink:
 

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Yes, it was just a random photo. The caption was "Dog or Bowling Pin?" :lol:

What's sad is that MOST of the pugs that I have seen/met in my area are fat like this one. I've never seen a skinny pug in person. Wait, I take that back! There was one in Gypsy's puppy obedience class 4 years ago that had a slight waist, but he also had long legs, so he wasn't a 'well put together pug.' He was probably from the pet store here that sells puppymill dogs. :?

On the topic of fat dogs, there was a story on the news the other day about a lady's 3 year old yellow lab that could sense when she was going to have a seizure and had saved the lady's life several times by alerting her to the fact and allowing her to get into a safe place before she had it. They said "She owes her life to this amazing dog," and then showed a short snippet of her with the dog in her yard. It was awful! I mean, I've seen some fat labs, but this one looked like a yellow, hairy, pot bellied pig! No joke! I turned to my husband and said, "If she owes her life to that dog, she needs to put it on a diet so it won't die before it's 5 years old!"
 

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Yes, many a lab suffer from kindness. In the last vet. practice I worked in, we had a lab come in that was 150 lbs. This dog obviously had a back as flat as a table, and NO NECK! I think they should do a doggie-version of gastric bypass on these types of dogs, lol.
Speaking of killing with kindness, a dog that lived across the street from me died. She was a 7 year old lab, weighed about 110lbs, and had already had a stroke at 6 years old. I kept bugging the owners, but they wouldn't get her weight lower than 100.These dog owners are killing them with kindness, and that's the worst way! [-X
 
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