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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


He has a wolfdog. Like a purebred wolf.

Looks like this


Weighs about 75 lbs.

He lives in the country. Considering getting another one. This thing gets along great with my GSDs. However, I won't let the SO's little schnauzer anywhere near it



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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


I bought a bulldog. I'm the worst of the worst. A real devil.





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windmill
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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


Jealousy-plain and simple textbook jealousy. 101.





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Timequake
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The sheer number of dogs that are left at shelters, many of which are put down, drives the pro rescue dog lovers.


Sure, taking in homeless dogs and rescuing dogs from shelters is noble and worthy, a fact that many rescue dog owners are constantly patting themselves on the back for, and I am sure they make wonderful pets. However the unrelenting attempts by self-righteous rescue advocates to make me feel guilty about purchasing the type of dog I want in my home rather than adopt/rescue a dog I know nothing about is aggravating.

My point is, why should any responsible and loving dog owner ever feel guilty about owning a dog?






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jojothetireguy
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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


if i could have found a pure bred french mastiff for rescue, then i would have done so. I wanted a particular type of dog so i bought what i wanted. I've owned mutts and purebreds and truly they were all great dogs, but when you want a specific breed sometimes you have to pay for it





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Bmath
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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


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how con you say "personally" and then make a broad statement that you think applies to everyone?


Wow. I literally laid out the biggest reasons why most people get onto others for buying a purebred. This was asked in the OP after all.

I then gave my OPINION on the subject. Either I need to work on my writing skills, or you need to work on your reading comprehension.






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Jango Fett
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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


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That's because a GSP LOOKS like a mix breed, is a hunting dog, and a relatively unknown breed.


You think they look like a mix breed? I don't think so.






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Timequake
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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


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if i could have found a pure bred french mastiff for rescue, then i would have done so. I wanted a particular type of dog so i bought what i wanted. I've owned mutts and purebreds and truly they were all great dogs, but when you want a specific breed sometimes you have to pay for it


My thoughts exactly and I don't see what the big deal is for a person to invest a reasonable amount of money in the type of dog they are going to live with for the next ten years.






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SabiDojo
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my mutt has been perfect with everyone, including the neighbor's kids and other dogs she's been around.



Good ole anecdotal evidence. Fantastic.






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Me Bite
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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


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Has anyone else encountered this?


Yes, it's very aggravating! Most of the time the rescue dogs are are abandon for a reason. That would be equivalent to hiring bums on the street instead of qualified people for a job.






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Timequake
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You think they look like a mix breed? I don't think so.


I don't but that is because I am very familiar with the breed. What I was saying is that the coloring and physical traits GSPs have would lead someone who does not know the breed to think that it is a mix-breed. Most people don't recognize German Shorthaired Pointers for what they are on the spot.






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Displaced
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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


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Either I need to work on my writing skills, or you need to work on your reading comprehension.


I think you should go with the first statement. I've been reading since i was four, so im pretty much a pro at it.






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WNCTiger
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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


Why own a purebred dog if it's not for some type of work like herding, guarding, or hunting?

Is it a status symbol? I don't get it.

My in-laws have two cockers that they paid $1500 @ for that are dumber than a box of rocks. Disobedient, high strung and sickly.

I have two mutts (cost=neuter fee) that are smart loving and loyal. Healthy, mellow, and don't chase my free-range chickens. They bark at strangers and keep other predators out of the yard including foxes, racoons and possums (usually).

Dogs are dogs unless they have specific roles IMO.

Different strokes for different folks and all but I don't get the "I've got a purebred XYX" thing.

YMMV







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i thnk only 1 to 2.





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Choctaw
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Yes I have. I wanted a purebred dog not a mutt


same here. got my boxer from a breeder. best decision i made. if i wanted a mutt i'll just drive around the suburbs for a few days and pick up a stray for free.






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moneyg
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And here it is. This is exactly what is wrong with some people. Heck, this is what is wrong with most people on the O-T.

Newsflash: Dogs are NOT people.

People are more important than dogs.



The fact that people are more important than dogs would support his argument, no?






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TigerMan327
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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


Who the frick cares. I would rather have a pure bred lab then some mixed mut from the pound. Most other people would to they just feel better about themselves by getting a dog from the pound





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Choctaw
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the bottomline is.....it's a fricking dog...so who cares where someone gets it.





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while chastising for that is ridiculous, the term "rescue" is self-righteous hyperbole, i do think on balance if i am totally honest with myself, it is much better for humanity and doganity as a whole to soak up the nonbred dog population than it is to perpetuate breeding. your breeder may be reputable, but overbreeding is not limited to shady or inhumane breeders. and there are plenty of dogs sitting in shelters that would be terrific pets and suit the needs people are looking for specific traits in a dog. related: i think many people go to breeders for "designer" purposes, which to me is as ridiculous as those who chastise others for buying from breeders.





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TogaParty
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re: Why do some people try to make you feel guilty about owning a purebred dog?


Some guy in my building has a purebred english bulldog, and it's the coolest thing ever. Personally not a breed I would get due to health issues, but just look at their faces. Gotta love 'em







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