Well I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician. I have been in the field for 11 years now!! Straight out of High School right into Tech school and love every thing about my job!! I have seen some pretty cool stuff and some pretty nasty stuff too!! New to the web site but happy to help with questions! If i don't know my wonderful vet I work for will!!!
We had a long hair dachshund named Chance that passed away 2 years ago. he was 17. So i have soft spot in my heart for dachies! My inlaws have a smooth hair dashshund that lives with us from time to time when they take long trips.
It just seems to me that if someone isn't bragging about having the latest "teacup" whatever, they are bragging about their "extra-large" dog. (who, by the way, is NEVER overweight. I guess these dogs are all "big-boned".)
I see all sorts of dogs in the clinic from tiny to extra large. People are breeding smaller toys and larger big dogs. I personally love the large shepherds.
anyway i joined this site to help out a little with some professional advise. I didn't join to be attacked by a bunch of hens. So what if I have a large dog! I did 2 years of breeder research to find the perfect fit for my lifestyle and family. We as a family decided to go with a larger dog since my daughter and I are home alone a lot. My dogs are both well trained. As a tech I need to practice what I preach. More people need to stop and research the breed and the breeder before jumping on the designer dog band wagon!! Or any dog they are bringing into their home for that matter! Since you all have so much time on your hands look up a few GSD breeders and you will find many with studs that are over 100lbs. If you don't like the big bruts go with a smaller breeder. But I do suggest that any size and any breed should have manners no matter what!!!
who really cares if her PET gsd is out of standard for the breed ? did i miss something somewhere where maywoo said she was breeding an oversized dog ? if not then what does it matter ? all of our pet dogs are out of standard one way or another ... does it matter to us ? i know it doesn't matter to me any either with my own dogs or anyone elses.
My goodness... why are you jumping on this person? She has a dog that is larger than Breed Standard... so what? Why would anyone feel the need to point that out? Like Scout said - it's not like she's a breeder, it's not like she said that she plans to breed her dog.
Why must we challenge every new person who signs up for TP?
Wow I guess I shouldn't say that one of my "miniature" dachshund is 18 pounds (LOL). He is not overweight and his siblings are normal size at 1 year. Well normal being about 12 pounds(right at the breed standard.) I must be a terrible person to own a dachshund that out of breed standard. He is neutered by the way.
maywoo i'm sorry i forgot to welcome you to TP in my original post. i, too, am a vet tech. have been for the last 20 + years. currently i am enrolled in school to switch careers and go into the human medical field as an X-ray tech. i stuck it out as long as i could but veterinary medicine just does not pay enough to survive here on the east coast, or anywhere from what i understand.
Welcome Maywoo to you and your furkids! I was a vet tech in california for 10 years. (left due to bad back) I'm sorry for some of the comments you received. Some folks on this site speak before they think. There are, however, a lot of us who could benefit from your experiences and knowledge!
I have an 11 year old Rott/Lab mix, a 6 year old English Setter and 3 cats. Currently I'm am looking for a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breeder and will be adding a puppy in the next couple of years. Almost forgot I have a 4 year old girl and a 2 year old boy (humans)!