I knew there were going to be issues from the very beginning. They listed all the breeds and as soon as one was chosen, it was closed to anyone else wishing to write about them. This closed out the posibility of others that were more qualified, to submit their ideas. It looks like there were probably a few that were writing like crazy, about breeds they knew nothing about, in order to make as much money as they possibly could. I remember one particular member that stated she had done at least 5 different breeds and was working on more, and the girl didnt own, nor had she ever owned, any of the breeds she was writing about. Not to mention any names , but it had something to do with ( hint hint )monkey butt eaters..........
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
if you click on your breed you will see a tab at the top that says forum. you can start a thread there stating the inaccuracies, just like you do here, just one difference .... in the top right corner there will be a drop down box that says GENERAL if you click that box you will see breed sections. remember to highlight your breed so the thread goes under the breed and not here to the forum.
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For Pemmies, there is a lot of drivel about it being a loyal family dog, not possessing the "stubborness" and "independence" displayed in other herding breeds, making it easier to train. This is more true of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Pemmies are the wild cousins. Any other breed desriptions I've seen caution their stubborn and manipulative natures. They aren't as a rule always eager to please their owners. In fact, when I was reading on training Albie for his therapy dog test, I learned one reason pemmies don't do as well as service dogs, when Lab and Retrievers learn skills such as, how to open the door, they will only open the door on command. Pemmies learn to open the door, then when they are tired of class they decide to open the door and go outside to play. Also great at agility, but well-known for deciding exactly how they will run the course. They can be trained well, they are very intellegent, but the independent stubborn streak is definately there. It also discribes them as aloof and not warm with strangers, even ignoring commands from them, another trait the is more typical of the Cardigan. Albie is a soicial butterfly, loves meeting new dogs and people and guilty of following after any dog owner with treats and performing his bag of tricks. And in physically distinguishing them from the Cardigan, they only mention the tails and the spacing of the ears on the head, when there is a large difference in temperment, colors, overall shape and size. A bit overly cautious too, about NEVER encourage corgis to jump in play or even allowing them to jump on and off furniture due to potential back problems. I see this as necessary as puppies and also for older dogs, but never? Again we are talking about a very active breed that excells in agility. Otherwise its pretty informative and spot on in most places, though if the author actually owns a corgi, let alone possesses extensive knowledge of them is still debatable. Although Im still waiting to see Albie grooming himself...
The cocker one isn't bad,.. they left out knee issues from health though. I do think the wording screams potentially not all ones own work though.. but, how many times can one rewrite breed descriptions totally uniquely..
Mere says the article she wrote is the one that is up for mini schnauzers. Wonder how they decided what to publish and what not to.. Or where some of these weird articles came from if they didn't use what they got..
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