What is the most stupid thing said to you by another dog owner??

fankino04

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There is one that regularly tries to eat my friends small, quite hairy, terriers and the owner just laughs it off….says it’s part of the breed….morons
Honestly they just act as echo chambers to each other and think they are breed experts, the number of times someone has gone on one of the breed sites to get more info about them as they are looking at a rescue and everyone tells them how difficult they are,bits mental, my 3 have all been pretty easy.
 
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Honestly they just act as echo chambers to each other and think they are breed experts, the number of times someone has gone on one of the breed sites to get more info about them as they are looking at a rescue and everyone tells them how difficult they are,bits mental, my 3 have all been pretty easy.
We meet one in particular two or three times a year when they are on holiday here. It was love at first sight for my little Daisy when she first met this very big example of the breed four years ago. She becomes incredibly coy and eyelash batting when she sees him. That darling big boy always lies down for Daisy to bestow her kisses on him so calmly. He’s so gentle with her 💕
 

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I went on a Facebook group in the early days of Mrs Collie desperate for some help with her.
The comment that sticks in my memory the most is:
"Have you tried talking to her? They understand everything you say" Yes. I'm sure me asking her nicely would have meant she would have at least thought twice about her decision to jump out of the open living room window to try and chase a car driving down my road.

I also left a group about working cockers as they would gleefully take turns in showing photos of the trail of destruction caused by their under stimulated, bored-to-the-point-of-tears dogs and laugh amongst themselves about "oooh its just the breed, they're nuts innit?"
 

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I went on a Facebook group in the early days of Mrs Collie desperate for some help with her.
The comment that sticks in my memory the most is:
"Have you tried talking to her? They understand everything you say" Yes. I'm sure me asking her nicely would have meant she would have at least thought twice about her decision to jump out of the open living room window to try and chase a car driving down my road.
Someone I knew said that to me when I asked her why she kept saying 'left' when turning left. The dog was still crabbing really badly so she clearly did not understand.

So I leant down and asked the dog the square root of 42 and who her top ten renaissance artists were.
I do not train with this person any more, it's too stressful for all concerned.
 

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Next door neighbour moaning and ranting that the dog had messed indoors
Two people and teenager live there, two people out at work 10 -12 hours, teenager at present home for school holidays.
Teenager left with the dog and doesnt even bother to open the door to let it out what do they expect! Poor dog, never gets walked.
I think the boy is a vampire as you never see him in daylight!
 

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Is he (Great Dane pup) a basset?
Hahahaha i had 2 bassets, never confused with great danes funnily! 🤣🤣🤣

But we were always asked if they were sausage dogs, there were other random breeds too, but always sausage dogs!

I know op said other than 'it's ok, mine is friendly ' but it drives me mad because it is often said as i am trying to keep my dog,who resembles a rabid monster, under control while fluffykins approaches looking like my dog's next snack. Oh, and he's muzzled just to further confirm he's not friendly!
 

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All the time I get what breed is he about my lovely Lab Dram he’s a pale red Lab field trials bred he’s very muscular and very slim , I then get told he can’t be a Lab as he’s slim .
One Lady whose Lab was bouncing around refusing to leave mine while she ineffectively called her name and tried to grab her told me it was ok for me because mine was well behaved .I thought about explaining about the three ten minute of training a day , and the socialisation work but I decided it was not worth it .
 

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asked about my little terrier, what breed is he, i would like one of those, i explained he is a mix of 6 breeds so he is a mongrel. yes but what is the proper name so i know what to look for....i then said he is a mutt, she said thankyou and walked away, i should have called her back i suppose.......wonder what her searches revealed?
 

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I've been asked if the GSDs are pit bulls, by a child who told me that they had a pit bull at home, if they're Belgians, I've been told that they can't be shepherds because they're the wrong colors. Rudy is a sable and Freddie is a bi-colour. Also, they can't be purebred because they aren't slopey. Oh, and the time someone asked me if my sable bitch, long gone, was part wolf. Never underestimate the stupidity of the average American. And sounds like a lot of Brits aren't too bright either.
 

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I've been asked if the GSDs are pit bulls, by a child who told me that they had a pit bull at home, if they're Belgians, I've been told that they can't be shepherds because they're the wrong colors. Rudy is a sable and Freddie is a bi-colour. Also, they can't be purebred because they aren't slopey. Oh, and the time someone asked me if my sable bitch, long gone, was part wolf. Never underestimate the stupidity of the average American. And sounds like a lot of Brits aren't too bright either.
I've taken to sighing and offering to pop home and get a five generation pedigree if they don't believe me. My mate used to go the other way completely and just make something up.
Oh yes, he's a Nothern European Bear Hunter, very rare, you wouldn't have heard of them, super expensive, I had to wait for years to get one.
 

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I've taken to sighing and offering to pop home and get a five generation pedigree if they don't believe me. My mate used to go the other way completely and just make something up.
Oh yes, he's a Nothern European Bear Hunter, very rare, you wouldn't have heard of them, super expensive, I had to wait for years to get one.
I know (and you will know) a successful GSD breeder who many years ago had a rather ugly old cross breed , would probably have been classified “of type “ today . He told everyone he was an Abyssinian Flock hound , and several people asked him for details of the breeder. This was early 70s , way before designer breeds became a thing . 🙄
 

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I know (and you will know) a successful GSD breeder who many years ago had a rather ugly old cross breed , would probably have been classified “of type “ today . He told everyone he was an Abyssinian Flock hound , and several people asked him for details of the breeder. This was early 70s , way before designer breeds became a thing . 🙄
He probably stole it off them, to be fair!!!
 

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My Dad used to tell anyone who asked that our xbreed terriers - yorkie/westie crosses, one looked like a big yorkie, the other like a little westie - were Hungarian Mouse Hounds :) This was in the late 70s/early 80s.
I think in the future I'm going to call the mostly whippet lurcher a "Rough Coated Chaise Longue Hound", when people ask
 

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I wasn't going to contribute to this thread, but then it happened this morning.

Cutting across a busy park coming back from an open fields walk with my two terriers. Terrier #1 is adult intact male and reactive. Terrier #2 is a sweet female puppy. As such, we walk in more isolated areas, but we need to cross the park to get home, sadly. I see a working cocker type charging around the park harassing others, so both mine go on their leads as I work out the shortest line to my car. Really don't want puppy witnessing Terrier #1 reactivity as she's so friendly (they are walked separately other than the first early morning off lead run). Inevitably, working cockers charges at us. Terrier #1 starts to react then changes his mind. It sometimes happens that he likes a dog; happy days; however, he likes this dog a little TOO much, grabs her roughly, starts air humping (VERY unusual for him!) then definitely trying to grip and mount, massively aroused, teeth chattering. Owner finally arrives to reclaim her dog, aaaaaaand "sorry, she's just very excited today; she's in season!" ... fml.

Thankfully Terrier #1 isn't too traumatised - that's the closest he's ever been to a receptive lady, and he was so confused by all the smells that he air-hump-walked uncomfortably with a massive erection all the way to the car, and then instantly fell asleep in his travel crate.
 

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I did a dog agility display at a charity open day recently. The venue does not permit dogs except for the training groups and a message was put on social media asking people not to bring their dogs to the event. Several did anyway, including an in season bitch complete with pants. I suppose at least it was a good training opportunity for the many entire males in the team, and I feel a bit bad commenting as I think the person was genuinely interested in learning more, but it could have ended in an almighty scrap.
 

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Not quite the same but I was practicing retrieve over a portable hurdle to the side of a football pitch. It was a complete shitshow and I was on the verge of tears. I ended the session and turned around to take the dog back to the car whereupon a full family (parents and three kids) who I hadn't realised were behind me, gave us a proper round of applause. 'Obedience' is all relative 😂 they thought we were amazeballs.

My oldest dog is very snorty/screamy and used to get very excited at the first whiff of salt water and explode when we went over the first of a set of speed bumps at the beach car park.
I was getting ready one night and he was going bananas in his crate while the tailgate was up and a small boy passed by and asked HAVE YOU GOT A PIG IN THERE?
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
 
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