yeah, and siberian huskies where in the top 25... Good thing it's not the same over here. But they are getting more popular here too, when I got Luke there were 17 registered in Malmö, now in only 2 years there is 46.. And now were getting more and more sibes in the rescues... irritates me, you can't really have that kind of dog unless you pretty much dedicate your whole life to it.. why can't people understand that?
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
All I can say is thank doG my dog's breed is way down on the list. It seems the more popular a breed is, the more puppymillers and BYBs get involved, the more general breed health goes down the tubes, and the more of that breed ends up in rescues/shelters. JMO.
I will be more than happy for the rest of my life if people have to continue to ask me what breed my dog is 'cause they've never seen one/heard of one before.
Maybe if Britney Spears had bought a golden retriever, it would have beat out Yorkies. But I am glad that the bulldog has finally made it! How can you not love a bulldog?
Maybe the increased use of dogs as fashion accessories has increased the demand for Yorkies and other small dogs like the Chihuahua. I'm not a big fan of these dogs but they certainly aren't accessories to me.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
I'm adopting two rott/pit mixes for two reasons. First, I love the result and think this mix is usually the most beautiful dog I've ever seen. Second, mixes are always my first choice because so many times they languish at the shelther and then eventually have to be put down because no one wants them. How sad.
I actually feel for any breed when it is placed on the top of a "popular" list or is seen with a certain celebrity. It seems when there is a sudden explosion of popularity BYB's from around the world jump on to take advantage of both impulsive buyers and the breed lines in general.
I remember the Dalmation, St Bernard, Cocker Spaniel, and even Bull Terrier phazes really well. Unfortunately, just from what I have seen in my local shelters and vet offices some of the lines are still paying for the popular crazes.
I wonder when adoption and spay neuter will have its turn in the spotlight?
www.petfinder.com your best friend may be just a click away!!!
We've dropped to 17. Least we aren't number 8 anymore. Any coworker that sees Smudge pics tells me their desire to own a cocker. I'm sure they are sick of the lectures, but I've tried to be adamant that Cider is badly bred and hell to live with.. and Smudge is pretty perfect and what they'd want.. hence having to LOOK for a good breeder.. How many will..
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I think any breed ranked below 25-30 is pretty safe. Most people look at my dogs and think they're REALLY BIG, solid white Goldens~grin. I can think of many breeds that have been sacrificed because they were made "stars" over the years.
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".