johns624 wrote:I've had two rescue Goldens and they are the best. I much prefer the "field" variety, though.
Pyrex wrote:Daniel was great, but the Habanese was pretty cool too. One of those two should have been named Top Dog, not the Poodle.
johns624 wrote:The AKC is ruining the breeds. Have you noticed how the Golden Retriever has changed over the years, due to their "standards"? They used to be redder, taller, with a narrower skull and shorter fur. Now, they are shorter, stockier, with a wider skull and longer hair. They don't make good hunting dogs anymore since they don't have the endurance and their coat will attract burrs. At least the personality hasn't been bred out of them.
johns624 wrote:If their ears were longer, they'd look like overgrown cocker spaniels...
My first rescue was a big male named Bear, for obvious reasons. He ran about 85lbs. My vet hired a new asst. vet, fresh out of school. The first thing she said when she walked into the examining room was "your dog is 20lbs overweight". I replied "No he's not". She repeated it again and I said "feel his ribs". She was stubborn and we went back-and-forth a couple more times until she did as I asked. She realized that he was solid and shut up. She must have had the AKC weight charts memorized and didn't look at the size (height and length) of the dog in front of her. She was very cute but I never saw her again, thank goodness!
On one paw was Daniel, a gorgeously groomed and maniacally cute golden retriever that represented honest, hard-working, sometimes literally blue-collared dogs across the world; on the other was Siba, a "edited"-up looking standard poodle that appeared to have been created through a secret deep state project meant to combine a feather duster and box of matchsticks with a pinch of dog genetics.
casinterest wrote:I do love this write-up.
https://news.avclub.com/westminster-dog ... 1841634001On one paw was Daniel, a gorgeously groomed and maniacally cute golden retriever that represented honest, hard-working, sometimes literally blue-collared dogs across the world; on the other was Siba, a "edited"-up looking standard poodle that appeared to have been created through a secret deep state project meant to combine a feather duster and box of matchsticks with a pinch of dog genetics.
Sad state of affairs for the AKC.
I myself have always preferred mixes. I think you get the best dogs when they are mutts.
seb146 wrote:We have a Pug, so I would argue that Biggie was robbed. I have a soft spot for American Staffordshire Terriers. They are so sweet.
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