No ilovemydogs06 is my friend Katlyns sign in name. She has an account also. She came over today and got on my computer to read some of the new forums. I didnt switch the name back to mine. I go to history and click on my forums and she must have been reading this one because I just cliked on it like always and I guess I didnt realize I was signed in under her. I apoligize to you and her for the name problem.
Well now I feel like a jerk for getting so hateful. No I was just getting frustrated cause when I asked to agree or disagree you filled infomation I dont quite understand and I thought you were just trying to preach to me or something.
lol gbroxon no now I feel like my head about ready to explode I think I had an overload of information just trying to get caught up with whats going on.
I am a proud owner of a Malti-Pom. He's absolutely wonderful, and I wouldn't take anything in the world for him. His mother was a full-blood, registered Pom, and his father was a full-blood, registered Maltese. (he looks very much like his dad!)I've had Poms & Poodles, but my Malt-Pom seems most intelligent of all. These "mutts" as you call them, usually turn out more intelligent because of less chance of in-breeding. (my first Pom was registered and he had birth defects due to in-breeding, so it does happen)I am an animal lover, therefore I call no dog a mutt. They are dogs, but if they are ever truly classified as "mutts", then I'll love mutts too!
Unfortunately, there aren't that many Malti-Poms out there, so you can't just go to a shelter and get one, but the way I see it, when you get a dog, whether you buy one or adopt one, they are a member of your family, no matter what breed they are.
Scout1, I can understand where you're coming from. It's all a matter of opinion, but when I hear mutt, I think of some poor little puppy, waiting at the animal shelter, infested with fleas...you know, the kind that breaks your heart. You clean them up, and they're dogs.....they're always dogs. It's an opinion.
I didn't mention this in my previous post, but I have seen pure-bred dogs at the animal shelter too. It's rare, but they have ended up there.
I affectionately call my dog a mutt, and she is purebred! I don't consider "mutt" to be a bad term. Also, intelligence has nothing to do with purebred vs mutt. You can have puppies out of the same litter, and they all have different rates of learning, the same as people.
My dog doesn't care what I call her if I say it with a smile. But mutt is definitely a hot-button term guaranteed to offend many owners of mixes. I took sensitivity training several times, and the big lesson was that what the speaker intends doesn't matter as much as what the listener hears. So that if you tell a dirty joke, it doesn't matter much that you didn't mean to be offensive. What matters is whether a listener could reasonably be offended. I can call my own dog an egg-sucking cur, and all that matters to her is my expression and the tone of voice I use. But if I call YOUR dog an egg-sucking cur, those are fighting words. Same with mutt, I think. As passionate as people can be about their pets, it's stomping hard on thin ice.