I just saw a post about (I have no idea how to spell this) schipperkees(?) and I realized they rarely get talked about. Do you have a breed that you feel like you are the only one around here who owns one? What breed is it?
I saw that thread as well. My dad's girlfriend has that type of dog. He's really sweet. A bit overweight, lol, but a very good dog. Kind of protective of the house. Anyone that comes to the door he freaks out with. But he likes my kids and is pretty mellow and very smart.
Ya, I have 2 cavaliers. They are getting more popular. But still not too much. But after Sex And The City had the blenhim they are going pretty strong. I don't want them to become poular in a way though.. because then they will have them in puppymills. And if you have ever met a cavalier then youd know how bad that would be...
i have one of those breeds. scout is an anatolian shepherd. out of all the people who have stopped and asked me what she is only maybe 3 have actually heard of one. it is nice and also frustrating at the same time. everyone always compares her to a german shepherd i guess because of the shepherd part of the name, when in actuality, the breeds are soo far apart they have nothing in common. alot of people think she is a mutt. i don't get offended by any of the things i hear. the funniest thing i ever heard was a neighbor asked me what she was and i told him and he said he thought she looked like something he saw in a dog book.
I have a weimaraner, again, not too rare, but no one seems to know what she is, and they don't seem to be talked about on here all that often. Also, my parents have a whippet mix, another breed no one ever seems to know what it is.
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Well, Oscar is a great dane. But where I live people just don't know what he is. There are not too many people in the area that have Danes and Oscar is the only one I have seen around town. I guess the people that have them here never take there danes out on the town.
you are not alone. i have an austrailian shepard mix. the german shepard is very common but no one knows much about other shepard breeds. the austrailian shepard is smaller is size and has long hair. patters vary greatly among this bread and so does eye color. the austrailian shepard was originially for sheep hearding. they are very smart and loyal pets. great for a first time owner.
Regarding CAVALIERS not in Puppy Mills, sad to say they are. As a matter of fact there are currently 3 females & 6 males up for auction on Dec. 4th in Wheaton, MO (Puppymill Captital state)! SOUTHWEST AUCTION SERVICE. The auction is on the 3rd & 4th of Dec. Also some other not so popular breeds are going to be auctioned as well such as:
That is just a sample of some of the poor mill dogs! They are going to have common breeds as well. Hopefully a lot of rescue groups will show up to get as many of these poor dogs out of the mill cycle! I recommend getting a hold of as many rescue groups as possible for this one! I know I am.
Bessie, I was just wondering about your pup, the pit/dalmation. I was thinking that it looked more like Pit/Heeler to me. They are commonly mistaken for Dals because of the spots. I am not saying you are wrong, I just thought I would mention that to you.
omigod, i can't believe you would say that to me, hee hee, totally joking. we thought she might be heeler too, but we saw the rest of the litter, and they were all really spotty with super short coats and whips for tails. the funny thing is the rescue foundation wrote down that she was lab/chow chow??? but your guess is as good as mine. great, i don't know which is more hyper a heeler or a dal. at least she will be one of those designer hybrids that brings out the best of both breeds, Ha Ha.
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