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A lead that looks like a dog

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Breed Lead, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Breed Lead

    Breed Lead New Member Registered

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    Hello,

    I wanted to share our new lead with you fellow dog lovers. It is a retractable lead made to look similar to a dog's head. The first design looks like a French bulldog.
    If you think it is cool and you would like one, then please help us on Kickstarter: Breed Lead: A Retractable Dog Lead based on French Bulldogs

    I understand the fear of retractable leads but beside that if you think it is not so cool, then please do not hesitate to share your opinion. I love feedback.

    Thank you

    Petra
     

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  2. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    They are cool but not my cup of tea :)
     
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  3. Mad Murphy

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    OK for a type of owner .. I prefer safety and function over fashion. I would worry that a lead like that had been designed with fashion in mind rather than practicality. ( even though I did read the website)
     
  4. leashedForLife

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    I don't like extendable / retractable leads, as I think they're hard to hold onto, with slick surfaces & bulky grips; then we have brakes that fail, shells that fail, axles that fail, clips that fail, etc.

    What they "look like" is the least of my concerns, LOL - if someone gave me a silver-plated extendy that looked precisely like my much-mourned Akita in silhouette, I'd keep the case, & discard the innards. :D
    - terry

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    arealhuman Well-Known Member Registered

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    Good luck with your venture @Breed Lead - I guess the feedback so far is make it very robust! Let us know how it goes.
     
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    Sorry to be blunt but I wouldn't support anything that promotes the flattened face look.
     
  7. Mad Murphy

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    @Breed Lead can I ask why you thought this would be a good addition to the market of retractable leads ? Do you have a French Bulldog yourself and was this something that you felt was a fun addtion to your dog ownership?

    Have you had any other feed back from other consumer groups , or is this your first approach to dog owners?

    Not that it would change my mind about the product but I would like to hear about your research and motivation.
     
  8. Caro Perry

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    I'm with you on this.
     
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  9. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    If you read through the Kickstarter page it does talk about them wanting to produce different breed leads. It just so happens that their first one is for a French Bulldog (maybe because they have one?)

    I personally wouldn't say it was promoting the flattened face look - the idea is that you have your own lead with your own dog breed on it.
     
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    I would guess they started with French Bulldogs because they have the highest KC registrations at the moment. For me I would not use a retractable lead so what they look like is of no concearn.
     
  11. JoanneF

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    Sorry, I don't buy anything with a brachy breed on it - mugs, cushions, cards or anything. In my view the more things they are displayed on, the more it puts them in the public eye. And since many of the general public are so unaware of the health problems from stenotic nostrils, soft palate issues, BOAS etc. I wouldn't want to do anything even remotely connected to putting these breeds in people's line of sight.
     
  12. Breed Lead

    Breed Lead New Member Registered

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    The manufacturer actually have years of experience making retractable leads and they just done my design. I have a different breed, I choose the French bulldog for the first one as they are the most popular breed right now.
    I am having both positive and negative feedback. Obviously who doesn't like these type of leads on the first place, they won't like this one either. I honestly think that retractable leads are boring and I wanted to make something new. I have made this for dog owners who use these leads and want something new and cool.
    I understand that this is not for everyone, like any other product. We are not all the same.
     
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  13. Breed Lead

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    Thank you for getting the point :)
     
  14. Mad Murphy

    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

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    @Breed Lead thanks for your answer. I actually love my flexi and thats the only brand Ive ever used in over 30 years. Maybe your idea will catch on but I think it will be restricted to a type of small dog owner who like breed branded stuff.
     
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    I understand you point of view but as you are saying it is already popular, my product is just a new addition. Also, it was just the first design, I could have chosen the labrador retriever too.
    I just want to mention that I work for a vet, I actually have been a vet nurse as well, I know the health issues that are related to flattened face breeds. Other breeds have their issues as well but nobody is talking about those as they are not so popular now.
     
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    QUOTE,
    ...I know the health issues that are related to flattened-face breeds. Other breeds have their issues, as well, but nobody is talking about those - as they are not [as] popular now [as Frenchies].
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    heck, @Breed Lead , many of us here are all-too familiar with various problems that are more-common in specific breeds, such as rear-structure in GSDs, Wobbler's in Danes & Dobes, & trick-knees in both giant-breeds & toy-breeds, but unlike the accordioned faces & fan-folded sinuses of brachy-breeds, none of those other flaws are inherent traits which define that breed's standard for "type".
    Luxating patellae may be very common in Chis, but ppl can still recognize a Chi whatever the quality of their knees.

    No one would recognize a long-faced Frenchie, & the old-fashioned BONE-FACED type of Shar-Pei with a longer foreface & tight muzzle is now almost extinct; "meat-faced" Shar-Pei, with brachy-faces & hippo lips, are the ribbon-winners in the show ring, now. If U brought a bone-faced Shar-Pei into a show ring today, even the judge might not recognize that dog as a good example of Shar-Pei type.

    Celebrating the defects we've introduced & continue to intensify in dogs, is hardly a noble goal. :rolleyes:

    - terry

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  17. Breed Lead

    Breed Lead New Member Registered

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    I agree, unfortunately mankind is doing all this.
    It still has nothing to do with the products. :)
     
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  18. Caro Perry

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    I wouldn't agree with that - by producing such an item you are indirectly promoting an inherently deformed breed. I was very sorry to see that the poor French Bulldog is now apparently the most popular dog. Breed standards have an awful lot to answer for.
     

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