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A Thread for the Imperfect.

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by skmutt, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    In your original post, you said traits. Traits can be physical or psychological. You did not specify. And if we're discussing behavior...he's hates to be shown. Runs into the ring like his tail is on fire....then just stands there like a dog that doesn't get fed or sleeps on a couch. Or get left over french fries.
  2. SBTlove

    SBTlove Good Dog

    LOL! Sasha refuses to eat french fries (And when they are offered to her they are still warm), unless its the only edible people food around. I don't know what is wrong with her. I guess she figures if she waits long enough my daughter will walk away from the chicken nuggets or one of us will walk away from the big juicy hamburger. Which is a good idea I suppose but then all she is left with is cold french fries from the bottom of the bag and she is "Too good for that"

    This is a dog that used to devour anything that was laid in front of her. She can be such a little diva anymore. (When she isn't acting like an old curmudgeon)
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  3. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    My whippet/dalmatian mix is perfect, so I guess I don't have a part in this discussion.
  4. Nickolex443

    Nickolex443 Little Dog

    All dog are perfect in their own imperfect ways. That's why we love them!
  5. LeTigra

    LeTigra Good Dog

    Oh geez..

    I've had corsos, mastiffs, staffies, pit mixes. Grew up with my Oma who training schutzhund mt entire life. And I am not naive enough to think I can 100% rely on my dog to protect me. Animals, at the end of the day, are animals.

    It's like that fairy tale idea that if you're riding your best friend super magikal miracle horse.. he will stomp a predator to death to save you. The F*ck he will.. he'll run. And you're either with him, or against him.

    Copper got attacked by my MILs westie.. she was eating a dog treat.

    She choked on her dog treat and fell over.. and pissed all over herself. :rolleyes:

    Not to say, they won't protect you. I run in for smokes and leave the jeep running for air (I'm in there 2 minutes and can see the jeep) and twice I've had people try to reach their hand in. One was a hippy who though she needed saving. One I really think wanted my purse I'd left on the center console. She came half way out the window and that was enough to get them gone. Would she actually bite them if they had a weapon, or yelled at her, or hit her? I have no idea.

    ETA: didn't read all responses.. was replying to a few on above topic :)
  6. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    LOL, Lucy is far from perfect, but she's perfect in my eyes, even if she is a lazy, spoiled bitch.

    She's TERRIFIED of wood pallets. Why? I have no fucking idea. She sees one, freezes up in terror, then bolts as if it suddenly came to life and is going to drag her little dog soul to hell, even if it means dragging your ass across the ground to escape (to my delight when it happened :lol:).
  7. phillysmom

    phillysmom Good Dog

    Don't know if you mean a sound "pit bull" as in a pit bull type or mix dog or if you mean a sound APBT.

    I only have pit bull mixes or ambully mixes, and a lab mix. I have 5 dogs, and I will say, I am pretty damn sure that out of them, 2 have my back. I truly believe that, not guaranteed, but I am pretty sure. Do I count on that? NO. They do make me feel a little more secure at times.

    Kirra is probably an ambully mix, "evil" Ellie I refer to as pit bull mix. These 2 girls are the ones I believe would most likely try to help me out if I were attacked by animal or human. When I have to go out on my property alone at night I am most likely going to have Kirra with me. She does not even like me to go outside alone without her at night, she is always watching out for me. If I go to town alone at night, she comes with me. I do not "teach" my dogs to protect me, but if it is natural to them then so be it.

    If anything I think they could act as a distraction or a deterrent.

    This does not, IMO, mean that these 2 dogs are not "sound". To the contrary, these 2 dogs are the most confident dogs I have. If they were to bite somebody attacking me I obviously would not fault them for that. I don't believe law enforcement would either.
    If I was really being attacked by someone and my dog intervened I am pretty sure the police will not have a problem with that.
  8. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    Alice can be... a scatterbrain. Makes high pressure (not the best word for it.. but can't find the right word) impulse control work a pain. She's also compulsive, once she's taught something new she'll offer it over and over and over. >_< "Sit" *rollsover* "Sit" *sits for a moment... then rollsover*
  9. Tahlz

    Tahlz Good Dog

    Sunny's only imperfection is he is a tad toy possessive, I dislike this but since he doesn't normally play with strange dogs, it's not that bad. His other is that he doesn't listen all that well but that mistake is on my part! If I trained him more, he probably would be that 'perfect' dog I want but.. I just can't bond with him like I want to.

    Serenity has many imperfections sadly. She's a tad fearful, has high prey drive towards people/moving objects (duh, she is a herding breed), fearful of strange dogs, she's possessive of objects/me at times. She's protective as well.. She tends to hold grudges.

    Now, she listens quite well and learns pretty quickly, she can learn to be around people and I like that. I have a strong bond with her... And looking at those issues.. O god. That horrible.
  10. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    Oh, Alice is also really "soft" as in if I make a face that looks unhappy or have a deepness in my tone she immediately goes into an appeasement mode. >_< It's terribly annoying, I had a hard time keeping myself from making faces or using a deep tone when playing tug and trying to get her excited because I had done it with Dakota for so long.

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