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Are there any dog breeds you wouldn't own? or don't like?

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Josie, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    I don't know why but I have always been quite weary of German Shepard's. But I think this stems more on the owners and how they act which puts me on edge!
     
  2. Kara 1

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    Love all dogs but couldnt own the following ....Sharpei , samoyed ,malumate ,husky , akita ....
     
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    Never say never , OH came home one day with Teddy a pure white mini Keeshound. He was a fluffy bundle of total yappiness.

    There are dogs that just wouldnt suit my life and desires for dog companion (yet) small non active types more suits to placid park walks than adventures in the country. Who knows what might happen when Im very old and grey.
    There are dogs who wouldnt be best with me, Im not social Im short tempered and so I think very social dogs or dogs who need a lot of socialising are not for me..
    Braccy dogs are just not my cup of tea I feel so sorry for them grunting and panting all the time and drooly dogs make me feel a little sick..
    But if one of the above turned up needing a home, Id open the door and say welcome.
     
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    Short nosed breeds are a big no no for me, I'm sorry but they're just ugly, not to mention their health issues.
    For some reason I'm not keen on poodles, the small ones are yappy, and their coats only look nice to me if they've just been brushed so high maintenance!
    Bit weary of Huskies/Alaskan Malamutes...they just look big and highly strung. Maybe that's to do with the owners, I got growled at by one when I went to stroke it once, and there's one from my village that looks intimidating because it lunges at Roxy (probably down to owner not having control though)
     
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  5. excuseme

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    As @Kara 1. Sharpei, Samoyed, Malamute, Husky, Akita.
    And some of the tiny/smaller breeds with bulging eyes, and Tibetan Terriers, Lasa aspro, Jack russell and Cavaliers and King Charles. My list is endless:rolleyes:
     
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    i dont do puppys. anything young is right out for me. beyond that if it likes to snooze, doesn't need much excersise and LOVES people i'm game.
     
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  7. JudyN

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    Any dog with a short face or bulging eyes. Also I don't do drool, which is a shame as I adore spinones otherwise.

    Anything structurally unsound - I always think dachsunds should have an extra pair of legs halfway along.

    'Busy' breeds - the last thing I want after a long walk, 10 minutes after I've sat down with a cup of coffee and some book proofs, is for a spaniel to drop a soggy tennis ball onto my work!

    I also find husky-type dogs and collies a bit intense, and I don't want to be spending the best part of my day fulfilling their mental need for 'work'.
     
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    I like small to medium dogs. Wouldn't want a terrier type dog, especially Jack Russell because Ihave never met a nice one.
    I like cocker spaniel. Just a nice size.

    My son has always had German shepherds and always rescue dogs. My daughter is on her second staffy as is my niece and they have always been nice dogs.
    I like labs apart from them shedding so much.

    Dudley is bichon cross and I wouldn't have chosen him but now can't imagine any different dog.

    Despite Dudley wouldn't have a Cockerpoo as I think these dogs are just pretentious cross breeds. But I feel that way about all the poodle crosses particularly the overpriced, so called, F2s.

    But having said all that I like dogs in general
     
  9. Whippylove

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    I'm not keen on German shepherds as i was attacked by one as a child, nothing short snouted as i feel sorry for them and I'm not so sure about staffies but that could be because my dog's dont like them.
     
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    I think the only ones I just couldn't accept are the idiotic 'designer' ones that are appearing all over, ie a mongrel / cross breed with a silly name and a silly price tag.
     
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    Only ever had Springers and jacks over the last 30 years but before that had Old English sheepdogs ( such hard work :eek:) had an Irish setter for a while until my ex let it off the lead near a busy road and it ran in front of a car and was killed :( not keen on German Shepherds as was bitten by one as a child and it tends to stay with you , again, like a few others, not keen on Husky types, never seen one off lead round here and that always bothers me.
     
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    I wouldn't want one of the "designer breeds". Most poodle crosses etc come from puppy farms where the breeding stock are kept in terrible conditions and the puppies churned out to meet the demand for whatever is fashionable at the moment.
     
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    As has already been said no short-nosed dogs destined for a life of breathing problems. Also- don't be offended anyone- border collies. I love them but having once fostered a Roger the Lodger I know I could never live up to their high expectations of an owner. Don't dislike any dog though. Just those on the other end of the lead sometimes.
     
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  14. Josie

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    I’m not a big fan of border collies either @merlina - I think they are fantastic working dogs but that’s where they should stay, they need so much mental stimulation (however, this is just stereotyping the breed as a whole!)

    I also think they are unpredictable with other dogs and humans
     
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    Unless I lived on a farm I'd never own a collie
     
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  16. Caro Perry

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    I would love a border collie but both the ones at Harri's dog class have behaviour problems. I really don't think they are suitable for most people - including me. They are working dogs still and need so much to keep them occupied. I did know someone who had one as his guide dog. She was lovely - as mad as a box of frogs when off duty but as steady as a rock whilst she was working.
     
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    I do a daily visit to my friends collie. He is lovely natured but they both work full time. Which is why I visit.
    He was extremely destructive when younger and completely destroyed their kitchen.. Even ate the walls.

    They both struggle with him on the lead and I can't walk him at all.
    Usually spend some time playing in the garden. Another friend visits him in the afternoon
     
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    Well done you Nanny71 for at least brightening his day. He must feel like an Olympic athlete in detention.
     
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    I like you couldn't have one. Chased as a seven year old down my grandmothers street by one and always been scared since.
     
  20. Nanny71

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    Have been doing this for just over two years now. Don't see it changing anytime soon. They have got a big garden so ball throwing is a good exercise. Also he and Dudley have a good chase game sorted.
     
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