in general..of all the posts of all topics I've seen. Like name calling and letting people know how dumb they are ..stuff like that. I don't feel pointed out, I was just saying. ;) I would tell you who and when but then ya know..I'll be just pointing them out.
"thelifeofriley and lovemybabydogs posted replys that disdained the even concept of mutts. To this is whom my responses were directed".
No diego i dont believe i did say anything like that.I said mixed dogs are cute as well as pure, my point was to make that pruebred wasnt always purebred..I also dont believe that thelifeofriley posted anything about not likeing mutts or the concept of them anyway.
go back read the first page and read all the comments about me likeing mutts.. I clearly stated that if people breed off the wall breeds its wrong and i dont think there is anything wrong with them.. But it shouldnt be dont just to try to see what the breeder can come up with.
Deigo did you even read my OP? i dont think you did cause if you had you would have known that I was thinking all dogs were mutts once so no dog is better whether its is pure or mixed. So you statment about why we think purebreds are better is so0o0o wrong and appearently completley unresearched concerning my OP.. i dont believe i ever once implyed that purebreds are better than mutts.
I thought if i had implyed anything at all it was that mutts and purebreds are alike.
It's going to keep coming up over and over, this comparison between racism and show breeding. It's not helpful or enlightening to just dismiss the comparison as sickening, offensive, disgusting. It doesn't further understanding or raise the dialogue to a higher plane. It might actually help to acknowledge some of the obvious parallels, which would set the stage for pointing out the obvious and crucial differences.
As a 21st Century American, I acknowledge that I live in the world center of human mutts, a relatively open society where we pretty much grant people the liberty to choose their own mates for their own reasons. Compared to vast segments of the globe, we're an oddity that way. I get barked down here (with commanding tones, no less!) on any thread where I write that here and now, with so many mixed-race people coming to prominence, it makes a kind of sense that breeding intentional mixes would be on the rise. But I'm obviously not the only one who sees connections. Let's see if Diego can point out some of the differences, which are after all fairly massive.
"So, because there are racially mixed humans, that is causing mixed breed dogs?.....Yeah, right."
HuskyHauler, with all respect I have to ask you. Do you understand the difference between a correlation and a cause? Because if you don't, there is no basis for trying to talk about this, at least not with you.
Naw, come on. You can do this. I'll assume you're not trying to be mocking here. Two things are correlated if they have some things in common, like happening at the same time and place, for instance. This is different from causative, where the one is the reason for the other.
I didn't ask for definitions. I asked for you to directly re-explain your post.
Why is it, that in almost every thread on this subject, you bring up this very thing? Then you seem to be up in arms as to why people are offended. Apparently, any type of comparison to racism of people, regardless of how you put it, is completely okay, because this is a dog forum.
Perhaps there are those who forget, this is the dog forum. And the people here have no interest in talking about human "mutts", because that's not the topic, and has nothing to do with, and really no correllation at all, to dogs, considering we do not force people to reproduce outside of their race. As you said, it's freedom to do so. With dogs, it is not. We often force them to mix, and most of the time, we have no real reason for doing so.
For sanity's sake, leave humans out of it. People have already been offended by the white supremacy comment. There is no need to bring up human races/ethnicities into a mixed breed dog thread. None whatsoever. It's not proving anything, it's not clarifying anything, because they are not the same thing and aren't even close.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it's animals are treated. ~Gandhi
Yes but im not sure what that has to do with dogs humans choose their mates.. Responsible breeders choose their dogs mates. I understand that peaople are mixing interacialy But if your a responsible breeder you wouldnt want to mix a dog unless you were for certain that the outcome would be healthy and normal and a good representative dog breed... Granted that irresponsible breeders dont care, so are you trying to say that if us humans dont care that we as people are mixing, its right to say that the dogs breeders shouldnt care either... And if so I have got to ask you your stand point on interacial marriages.. Because it kind of sounds to me you might have so predjudice when it comes to humans mixing.
good lord JoanEK. this is not a philosophy forum. its a pet forum. there are alot of young people and some people with less schooling than others. and at least one blonde that has a hard enough time figuring out how old i am.( ran out of fingers and toes to count on long ago) so can you please talk simple english so that us simpler minded souls can understand it.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
Sorry about bringing humans into this but I just have to know where her comparison comes in.. Is she saying mixed dogs are good or bad and which ever one she chooses whether it be no or yes has to be her stand point about human mixes because they in her opinion correlate?
In Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, one of the definitions of "correlate" is:
A phenomenon that accompanies another phenomenon, is usually parallel to it, and is related in some way to it.
Please excuse my ignorance if that's not the definition you were assuming, JoanEK, but according to that definition, I don't think the mixing of races at all correlates to the mixing of breeds, for one obvious reason, the intentional mixing of breeds is done due to a money-making aspect, not so for the mixing of ethnicities, which is done because the people love each other, lust after each other, or for some other reason, but certainly not 'cause somebody's gonna make money off it. JMOCO (just my honest civil opinion). ;-)