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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by cbcdesign, Jul 10, 2017.


  1. cbcdesign

    cbcdesign PetForums VIP

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    Is there any breed of dog that you feel is damaged by poor breeding choices that you would not be prepared to own one? It could be for health reasons or physical characteristics for example?
     
  2. Izzy95

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    Pugs, all Bulldogs, Cavalier King Charles and Boxers too. All lovely dogs, but they're just not healthy dogs anymore and I think the risk of ill health is too high for me to own one unfortunately
     
  3. BeauBeau

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    I absolutely love English Bulldogs but a friend of mine has one and gosh what hard work he is. And expensive. Poor dog is always unwell, has all sorts of skin issues, rashes, etc. It can´t be normal to breath so loud and they do. I absolutely love him, he is a cuddle monster, the most well behaved dog, his eyes are the cutest, but I would not be able to keep up with one.
     
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    That said, I would never reject them. They are adorable. It would just break my heart to see him unwell so often.
     
  5. JoanneF

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    I am not drawn to brachy breeds - partly just personal preference, partly because of poorly bred ones being so commonplace.
     
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    Anything that has extreme exaggeration so that is the brachy breeds, the bug eyes breeds, wrinkly breeds, hugely hairy breeds - you get my drift.
     
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    Two more I've just thought of, dauschunds and basset hounds. I walk a basset hound and love him to bits and would love one but he has already had surgery on his back and he's only 4, it's such a shame
     
  8. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    All Brachy breeds, can't bear to watch them suffer :(
    Droopy skin breeds that aren't supposed to be like it Neapolitan mastiffs, Bloodhounds, Shar pei and Basset hounds etc.


    I'm not cut out to live with most Terriers, Spaniels and Border Collies........not because of anything to do with breeding, I just don't like the busyness of them and particularly the obsessive nature of the Collies
     
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    I'm not going to name breeds but I'm the same as Leanne. Anything with exaggerations or extremes of anything....folds, rolls, bulging eyes, flat faces, no snouts, dwarf legs, no coat, too much coat, too big, too small, anything ravaged by health problems like cancer in the lines shortening the breeds overall life expectancy....
     
  10. Lexiedhb

    Lexiedhb Team Ginger!

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    I can't really reject a breed, as I'd take a bulldog / other brachy from rescue.
    I'm really not cut out for dogs who need a shed load of grooming......
     
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    I love pekes but it is difficult to watch them struggle in even warm weather
     
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    The only breed which comes to mind as something I couldn't bond with is those crested hairless things. I prefer big dogs, I'm no fan of terriers, all sorts of personal bias but I wouldn't turn away a dog needing help - except that one. They make me shudder.
     
  13. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    The overdone brachy breeds and dogs with rolls of skin and drooping skin which gets easily sore and infected. Dogs with huge profuse coats that have got worse over the years, a friends Sheltie has far more coat then the one I had as a child. Peeks really upset me now, they barely seems capable of moving very much, such a shame as they used to be less hairy and longer legged when I was a child.
     
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    I couldn't have any breed that has over exaggerated faults like trouble breathing, bulging eyes, bent legs so they have trouble walking, things like that.

    Which breeds are they?
     
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    Pretty much the same as everyone else. Any breed that has over-exaggerated features that result in it being constantly at the vets. I can't afford the money or the stress.
     
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    Over exaggerated brachycephalic breeds would be a type that I wouldn't go for, mainly because of the conformation and health issues a lot have because of it, but also just through personal choice they are just not a type of breed I am drawn too. Not saying that they are not wonderful dogs and great to own for one minute its just purely personal choice. Toy or very small dogs are also not breeds I could imagine myself with, having always had medium to large, again nothing wrong with them, I know quite a few and they are lovely but its just personal choice. A lot of people probably wouldn't want the breeds I have had over the years either.
     
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    I realise they're not for everyone, but have you met one?
     
  18. havoc

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    I've had the chance to, I know a breeder and I've been extremely close but I cannot bring myself to touch one. I fully accept this is completely unreasonable and they are wonderful characters - doesn't change how repugnant they are to me. I know I'd ruin one by my attitude towards them so I wouldn't have one cross the threshold. That doesn't mean I wouldn't move heaven and earth to find one somewhere else to go but I'd be the wrong person to take one in. It's the only breed I can think of does that to me.
     
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    If what you're getting at is if Briards would be included then yes (although they werent a breed which came to mind). I realise many breeds are fluffed up for the show ring but Pekingnese, Old English Sheepdogs, Rough Collies, Pomeranians, any of the corded breeds etc would not be for me. Even some of the show type gundogs I think carry way, way too much coat.
     
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  20. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    I wouldn't completely rule out a particular breed from rescue - however I do need to be practical and anything larger than a spaniel would be ruled out by what I want out of a dog and my life (small dogs fit into my caravan, home etc perfectly for me)
    From a breeder I wouldn't buy a brachy breed - I love the sound of the pekingese but the breeding for a short face and too much coat has disabled the poor dogs, I would consider rescuing one but I wouldn't put the money in a breeders hands.
    I wouldn't buy something like a basset hound ( although they are too large for me anyway) as their features are so over exaggerated and i'm sure there are several other breeds that would concern me.
     
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