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  • lucylulucylu
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    I thought about this because the other week I was at a friends house who has a lab. Don't get me wrong, labs are great dogs, but EVERYONE, has them. Oh you want a dog? Get a lab. Anyways, my buddy was so impressed to show me his lab could shake. I nodded my head and had Lucy jump through a hoop 3 feet off the ground and play dead on landing. Pretty sure I pissed my buddy off.
  • HaloHalo
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    Yah, lots of people have labs, I see about 2-3 more of those that any other breed at pet smart whenever I go there. But I do have to say I really don't like chihuahuas, any type, whether it be teacup, chinese crested, normal...whatever...I don't like their aggressiveness or their buggy eyes.
  • RikkaRikka
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  • BootzBootz
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    Labs...and golden retrievers...there are too many of them...

    @lucylu AHAHAH play dead after the jump? wow thats priceless. Video please!! Maybe i should teach Bootz play dead...but she does it naturally at the dog park when a dog is being snappy at her.
  • HaloHalo
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    @Rikka I agree! Labs are way over-rated, not to mention because they are so over-bred and inbred that they have so many health issues.
  • lucylulucylu
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    I can't even post pictures on here and you want a video? Lol. I'll try.
  • Definitely agree on the Labs and Goldens. I work in a grooming salon and, in all honesty, the dogs that are the worst "cage brave" or kennel aggressive are Golden Retrievers. I'm sure it has to do with all the over-breeding of the two breeds, but they get downright scary in their kennels. I don't get scared very easily by animals, but that deep snarling growling bark scares the crap outta me.

    Also, practically all tiny "companion" breeds; yorkies, poms, shih tzus, malteses, tiny poodles...the list goes on and on...

    People in my area have never seen a Shiba before and most of the time have no clue they exist. Okami gets compared a LOT to the normal dogs I see everyday.
  • kumaDUDEkumaDUDE
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    Umm... I like labs and goldens..... But yes they are so common... Shibas are getting there lol

    Breed i don't care for... Chihuahua, if you don't know why, you've never met one.
  • curlytailscurlytails
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  • Koji's momKoji's mom
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    I'm kind of with @curlytails here - I don't really think it's very nice to generize about dogs that I "hate"...Yes, could make some generalizations about labs/goldens - but they are living creatures and lots of people love them and there must be a reason.

    I have also met some labs that hunt and are active doing what they are bred to do and they were incredibly fit, calm and dignified. and extremely good off leash and could humiliate me and Koji...so feel like not nice to blame breed for being popular and not worked like they should...

    Same with Chihuahuas...it's usually the people who create little monsters..have met buggy spastic freaky Chi's and also some sweet normal ones (in my family)

    If you are a Shiba fun to compare to other dogs - but don't feel it's cool to bash other breeds - IMO...again, I have definate preferences, breeds I would never consider owning, and individual dogs I really don't want to be around, but to say I hate all.....fill in the blank...I don't know,..sounds mean to me...
  • StaticNfuzzStaticNfuzz
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  • RikkaRikka
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    Post edited by Rikka at 2013-03-15 17:46:41
  • curlytailscurlytails
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  • knnwangknnwang
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    I hate cats unless they are my sister's then I lie to her. They should be on a leash, and are given way too much freedom.
  • DebDeb
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    Obviously, my preference is for northern spitz type breeds. I don't hate other breeds as a whole, just don't care to have another kind of dog.

    Features I dislike in some breeds is the wet mouth ones, long strings of drool on a large dog's lips is pretty nasty to me. I don't want to clean it up and I don't want to slip and fall in a puddle of drool. My friend has a neapolitan mastiff and talk about wet mouth! The dog is a very sweet and well behaved boy, but the drool is awful. If I go to visit, I just wear old jeans, shirt and sneakers so the dog drool doesn't get all over anything good and the sneakers will have a better grip on ceramic tile with a puddle of drool. I should probably wear boat shoes!

    Lack of grooming gets to me, too. I hate to see a dog with mats or a grungy coat, there isn't much of an excuse for that and it isn't the dog's fault.

  • GatsuGatsu
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    Well pretty much anytime I walk my shibas with my friends and their dogs. Usually my Shibas get all of the attention. So I feel terrible when that happens. One time I did rub it in my friends face every time it happen, I was an ahole :(.
  • Koji's momKoji's mom
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    Ummmm, I said in my post that there are breeds I don't generally care for, dogs I don't want to be around etc...so whatever

    I thought opening anecdote cute - but seemed like went from "Look what my cute dog did..." to piling on this stupid breed or that...and of course some Shiba owners on this forum have other breeds too...

    Started to sound a little smug and self congratulatory - which I am guilty of sometimes because I think Koji is the S#*& ....
  • amtiamti
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    I thought the purpose of the thread was humor. I thought the op was cute. We all have our different tastes but obviously, we all have one good taste in common, our love for our shibas. :)

    There are breeds I don't really care, mainly yappy and droopy ones, but most importantly, the breeds I tend to stay away from are the ones with questionable temperaments: chows, dalmations, shitzu, pits, etc... I've heard too many stories about those breeds biting and have been bitten by at least two of the breeds. I don't know how the dog(s) have been raised, or their background, so for me, I just tell my kids not to pet them and do the same. Before anyone jumps to defending the breed(s) mentioned, this is MY personal opinion. Every dog is different, but I'm not about to take a chance with myself or kids. As far as humiliating them, well, if you consider telling my kids not to get close bc I don't know if the dog is safe, then yes, I do tell them that, but it is usually in Japanese. I'm sure the owner of the dog, if they are present, probably knows what I am telling the kids too.

    My neighbor also had an annoying shitzu years ago. This dog would come into everyone's yard and poop... I hated that the owner did not clean up after his dog. One neighbor went as far as picking up all the poop from his yard and depositing it on the front porch of the dog owner. It did nothing. This annoying dog would also come up to our sammy and start a barking fest. Yap yap yappity yap for up to 30 minutes when her owner would come to scoop her up and bring her home. The entire time, our sammy would just lay in the grass and ignore the yapper, enjoying the sun while we were washing our cars, or tending to the yard. When our sammy went inside, that annoying dog would follow her yapping into our house or our garage. I would have to chase it out and shut the door behind her. Then she'd bark on our front porch for a few minutes. It was especially enjoyable to watch our cat chase the dog out of our yard. In hindsight, I should have got a water gun. But yes, I did not care about hurting that dog's feelings. But in reality, it wasn't really so much the dog as it was the owner. They have a new dog and now they walk him every day and I like the new dog (he's not a yapper and stays away from my house bc he's scared of my boys), but they still let him poop in our yard. I thought revenge would be sweet, but my boys don't poop there. 8-| I want everyone to like my dog, so I make sure I clean up after them and let the world know I am walking around with doggie bags. O:-)
  • Briona528Briona528
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    I don't like Boston Terriers, pugs, bulldogs, etc. because I think their faces are ugly being smushed in. Personality wise....I've only met nice ones.

    Labs and Goldens....they are just too big for my taste. My parents have a golden retriever/husky mix (they got for free by an accidentally breeding) who has the best personality ever and is super smart and nice. I adore him....just not all his hair. He is only 45-50 pounds too.

    Labs - I know a TON of people who have them and think they are the best. My opinion, they are VERY big and hyper for many years. I got bite in the eye by my aunt's lab when I was 10 and I did not even do anything....just walked by him. So I am just not a big fan of them.

    Smaller breeds....I have met a ton and seen good and bad personalities. I rescued a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix that I adore but I have meet other chihuahuas that were mean. I love mine but will never own another "small breed" like this again.

    Basically I discovered the Shiba and doubt I will own anything else from now on. Mostly because I LOVE Shibas but also because it is the only breed my husband and I can agree on.
  • GemmaGemma
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    I work in boarding kennels and no matter how quiet we are I can guarantee there is ALWAYS atleast one lab in. Don't get me wrong, they are nice dogs and I've met some lovely ones. But I would NEVER own one. Too predictable, common and really boring to look at!

    But pugs are my pet hate. Nice sweet personality, but jesus they're unhealthy. So many of my friends want pugs because they're "cute" and I used to think they were cuteish until two old pugs came into my kennel. Ever seen an old pug? I'd never wish it on anyone. Their eyes were just crust, they couldn't see, couldn't move fast at all because they couldn't breathe, and if you picked them up their eyes popped out ans you had to put them back in (not that is mattered because they were both blind). And by old I mean both were only 8. So not old at all. How anyone could purchase a dog like that is beyond me. Poor little tykes :(
  • amtiamti
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    I'm like you shibamistress... I thought they were so ugly they were cute. My aunt owned pugs and they were very noisy breathers. That poor little smushed up nose they had didn't allow for very good airway traffic, so they were always walking around with their mouths open and slobbering everywhere. They also got really smelly from the water and dirt getting in between their folds. Her last one ended up in diapers for several years. She was so loyal it was painful, but gosh, I couldn't hate her because although she was blind and could hardly hear, she still pushed with all her might to follow my aunt. Luckily the apartment was in Japan so it was very small. But still... gotta love that loyalty!
  • tatonkatatonka
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  • Interesting post. It's so funny how we all have our individual tastes, huh? I guess that is a good thing, that way we can all be individual and have our own individual breeds. I have recently read the same type of post over on my horse forums! Wow, those people get really snipey!! Since I have unusual and rare dog and horse breeds, I am usually the "weird" one since I don't personally care for the "common" breeds.

    For me, while there have always been breeds I definitley don't care for (mostly all the toy and terrier breeds), I have found individuals within that breed that I like. Pretty much like everyone else here. Since I live in hunting and cattle country- breeds like labs, shepherds, border collies, heelers, pointers (and the mixes of these) are everywhere! Labs- never really wanted one as they were so common (America's #1 dog afterall), and lo and behold- I ended up with one! LOL! Although Hershey (I know- how common a name is that!) is a lab and Brittany Spaniel cross so perhaps slightly different from your ordinary lab. She is awful sweet and kind and just ADORES my shiba. Yes, the water dripping is annoying, but she really is such a love. And she is fabulous trail dog. She runs with us on trail rides for hours.

    I have NEVER been a fan of any of the the terriers at all- and- yep- I have one of those now too!! Again- came with hubby- a Cairn. Seems like he grew up with them and so has always had one (kind of an odd choice for a cowboy, I thought). Our Maxie is a sweet dog, but definitely all Cairn terrier. But for being "married" to her, I would never chose to own one myself

    Bottom line it seems to me that so much of the problems we see with breeds come from the people. Especially the small breeds (toys and terriers). The behavior and attitudes that people will allow in their small yappy dogs they would never tolerate in a big one. It's like they don't care to discipline their small ones...

    Ah well, as I said above, good thing there are a number of different breeds to match all of our different tastes! But for me- I will take my Shibas and Friesians over labs and Quarter Horses anyday!!! :)
  • WolfHallWolfHall
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    @shibamistress, I'm curious as to why you dislike dachshunds? I feel the same way but I've never been able to put my finger on precisely what it is about them that I don't like. Is it just their distorted bodies? It feels like more than that. I used to dog-sit two long-haired dachshunds when I was a student and I just couldn't warm to either of them. They kind of revolted me in a way I hadn't experienced before. Their owners loved them, needless to say.
    As for other breeds...when I had two demon basenjis my dad would sometimes say wistfully "why couldn't you have just gotten a nice lab?". But a lab is one of the last breeds I would choose for myself. They are so dopey and I think they are overrated as "easy" dogs. I lean towards breeds which resemble wolves, foxes, dingoes or greyhounds, regardless of size or fluffiness. So Boston Terrier, maltese, bulldogs, spaniels are all off the list, but pomeranians are OK because they are foxy and the ones I've met have been smart and feisty. I make an exception for pugs because basically I think of them as a separate species, and therefore not dogs at all.
  • HaloHalo
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    Ever met a chiwienie? Dachshund/chihuahua mix??? Those are very odd looking. Dachshunds are very odd looking due to their ridiciously long bodies with stumpy legs
    Post edited by Halo at 2013-03-19 09:10:09
  • ShibaLoveShibaLove
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    I like beautiful and smart dogs. OPf course what I think is beautiful is subjective. I like most of the spitz family (pointed ear and pointed nose) and anything looking primitive. I do not like overly excitable dogs and agree with most of the comments above on the other breeds (labs, goldens, chihuahuas, most toy breeds). I have never really like poodles but recently there have been lots of giant black poodles at the dog park that are very pushy. I just don't like their look or personality and they seem to pick on other dogs (of course this is partially the owners fault for letting them but I am talking about multiple owners).
  • Min Pins.... I can't stands them and in general nicknamed the breed "Ugly Mutts" after my mom's Min Pin who I've called Ugly Mutt from day 1 (he actually response to it better then his real name). They are genetic disasters and well... just plain ugly! (no offense lol)

    I have a weak spot for Corgis and English Bulldogs. Bulldogs are great in the studio but I don't think I'd ever get one.

    I was really never into Labs, but the service puppy I raised was a lab and one of the homes I work in has an awesome lab, so they've won me over, but I don't think I'll ever "own" one.
  • tatonkatatonka
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  • knnwangknnwang
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    I so need to post some pic of all the breeds my little one have posted up with in this thread. Lol.
  • teddyjamesteddyjames
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    I wouldn't say I dislike Huskies, as they are a beautiful breed with a lot of potential, but I feel like almost every Husky owner is completely oblivious and unable to care for Huskies! Constantly howling, leash biting, showing signs of aggression, and half of the Huskies I've met are even fully house-trained. They jump on new people, play too rough with smaller dogs, and pull and tug away from owners.
  • SayaSaya
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  • KichiPupKichiPup
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    The park is great for seeing all types of dogs...and its an ego boost LOL
    My 5 month old shiba behaves and does recall better than 95% of the dogs there.
    I saw a porgi there the other day.... A puggle/corgi. Eeeee :( I am already not a fan of puggles but to mix an already mixed breed with a nice corgi? Not so much.... He was humping everything -_-
    I went to petsmart last night with my shiba and they had a intermediate training class going on... I accidently kinda show'd them up a little bit *innocent look* I usually practice behavior there anyway since there is a lot of smells and people.
    But yeah when ever someone says ' my dog can sit and sometimes comes!'
    I'm just like ' yeah that's niiiiice' :)

    #lovemyshiba
  • ArcticArctic
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    @teddyjames, it's funny you mention that about huskies. My good friend has one, and she does everything you just described. Plays waaaay too roughly (even for my Shiba who loves big dogs and rough play), leash pulls, leash bites and isn't housebroken. At all. She will poo or poop where ever she pleases, inside or out, and she's almost two years old. He's had her since she was a puppy so there's really no excuse for it. As a result we strongly discourage him from bringing her over, which is too bad. But whenever he does, she inevitably ends up going to the bathroom in our house.
  • Kobe1468Kobe1468
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  • knnwangknnwang
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    If only I could clone 1 million Ratchets in south Korea then release them in north Korea :/
  • Kobe1468Kobe1468
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  • teddyjamesteddyjames
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    @kobe1468 My apologies! I must not have understood the gist of this topic completely. After re-reading my comment, I see that I definitely meant to add "that I have met", after saying every husky owner. It was a breed I was originally looking to get until I realized it was something I just wouldnt be able to handle. I was not trying to generalize huskies at all, they seem to be amazing dogs with so many great characteristics. I believe there are very few "bad dogs" or breeds, if any. Just misinformed or complacent owners, which i have seen in my limited husky experience. Meant no offense by my post and I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
    Post edited by teddyjames at 2013-03-23 05:29:04
  • Kobe1468Kobe1468
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  • ArcticArctic
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    @Kobe1468, I also meant no disrespect. I wasn't even trying to imply that I don't like huskies. I was just offering up my opinion of my one friend's specific husky, and her manners and lack thereof.
  • Kobe1468Kobe1468
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  • tatonkatatonka
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  • teddyjamesteddyjames
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    @kobe1468 I plan on getting a husky as a secon dog! Theyre beautiful, friendly, unique, and energetic. But I'm a 22 year old male, and the husky owners I know around the same age. After getting over how badass the dog looked, I realized it wouldnt be fair to the breed for me to get one just because it looked cool. One friend had to rehome, the other put his up for adoption, and the other is 2 years old, not potty trained, and cooped in apartment. They never realized that a husky wouldnt match their "party party party/get out of my apartment" lifestyle. I figure once I can care for a Shiba, and I'm open for a new dog, I'll adopt or rescue a Husky :).
  • ArcticArctic
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    @teddyjames, I hear you on that. I am a 25 year old guy and I live with roommates/friends and everyone is always trying to live it up and party, and a lot of times I have to skip out because it's not what would be best for my Shiba. I'd love a second dog soon, as well, but I realize right now isn't a good time for one, so I patiently wait. Responsibilities! Who would've thought!
  • My friend had a husky that destroyed her house, it's not that she was lazy or irresponsible, her ex had insisted on getting a dog and then dumped the responsibility on her along with their three kids. She did her best but in the end he ended up rehomed. I've been a little off put ever since. I think of them as a very high attention breed.

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