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Is your dog "velcro"

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by ETRaven2, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    Since I am totally bored today and don't feel like going out and getting wrapping paper to wrap xmas gifts. I'm playing on the computer, designing collars for a couple friends and baby-ing the pup bc she's got a cold and has been sleeping most of the day.
    One of my dog friends shows and breeds Dobermans. She always talks about how "velcro" dobes are. And how this is distinct trait of the Doberman breed, I however, beg to differ. Of course, we got into a friendly debate about it. (you know how us breed fanciers can be)
    As the dobe I had many years ago was Velcro, that dog was no more Velcro than the last 3 bully mutts I've had. For instance, I'm in the shower, Raven would lay in front of the shower door on the bath mat, til I got out, then would lay on my bed until I got ready. B is not allowed to be out when I'm not right with her, so she hasn't done the shower thing yet, but if I get up to blow my nose, she's at my heels, whether she's in a dead sleep at the time or not. If I go to the bathroom, she's there, if I'm cooking, she's laying on the rug in front of my fridge. She must be in the same room as me. She's confident, she'll do her thing, if she knows where I am, but the instant I move, she needs to know where I am going and follows.
    Rave was worse, there's been times where she's darted out and chased my car down the street after me, she would cry at the window when I would leave to go somewhere, and would not go to bed until I was going up too. There were times that she would walk over to me, walk to the steps and bark, several times until I'd finally get up and follow her up to sleep.
    Anyone else have Velcro dogs? Do you feel that this label befalls a particular breed?
    Share your Velcro dog stories!! Would love to hear them.
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  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    JC is attached to my hip, especially now in his old age and that he cannot see that well. He has to be up on me where ever I am.
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  3. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    Do you take him a lot of places with you, Michelle? Since he's small? I have a friend with a yorkie that has a doggy purse for her and takes that pup everywhere. I mean everywhere. Restaurants, movies, mall, Target, you name it. In truth it kinda pisses me off (little jelly, not gonna lie) that she can get away with it, and I can't. I mean, I guess I could drag around luggage and stuff my dog in it when she gets older...:p:p
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  4. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    When he was younger, I took him to different places. He's been on a plane to Florida. Once the plane was in the air, I took him out of his carrier so he could see everybody. The flight attendant gave him cookies. He's been to my friend's country house numerous times. He's been to the beach. Now, I take him on walks. He's old and slowing down a bit.
    In the winter, he does not go out. He doesn't want to. I tried putting coats on him. He was not having it.
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  5. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    That's hilarious. He's perfectly happy where it is warm, thank you.
    He sounds like a well rounded dog.
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  6. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    For a chihuahua, he's as well rounded as he's gonna get. LOL
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  7. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    People say this about German Shepherds, too, and I haven't had that experience with my GSD or the ones my family raised. Mine actually would leave the room if I tried to sit too close to him.
    Kiba (BBM) definitely wants to be touching all the time. She used to sit by one of us when we were on our computers and whine and whine, but we stopped that as it was extremely annoying, so now she sleeps on the couch when we use our computers. ALWAYS has to be in the same room, will whine at the door if we close it between us. When visitors come she HAS to be on their lap the entire time they are here.

    As for family dogs, my parents Pyrenees (one of the coolest dogs EVER) is an extremely affectionate dog but as soon as you're done petting her she's gone doing her own thing. The bloodhound is annoyingly clingy, especially because he always has drool strings and loves smearing them on people, just a 120 lb dog that wants to be sprawled out on your lap 24/7.
    My grandpas Boxer wont leave his side and panics when he is gone, to the point where she destroyed a door once trying to escape and find him. Very aggressive when people she doesn't know try to go near him, but that's almost a comfort as he is in his 90s living alone.
    My brother's dogs (lab and BBM) are velcro dogs for sure, but I feel that was due to the way they were raised. My sister in law very much has a fur mom attitude, she (unintentionally) reinforced separation anxiety and pretty much doesn't allow the dogs to be away for longer than it takes to potty outside, so now they think they have to be leaning or laying on someone or they will die.
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  8. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    That surprises me about the GSDs. My cousin raises them and they are super attached to his wife.
    All my BBMs had to be touching me too.
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  9. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    image.jpg Tonka has to know where I am at all times. She used to lie in front of the shower door. Now she lies on her bed which is very close to the shower.

    Oh boy, I don't know where to begin. He is glued to my husband...GLUED! If we let him he would sleep on Rudy's chest at night time, no question.
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  10. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    YES! If I am home, Rikki knows EXACTLY where I am at all times. She can be crashed on the couch with hubby, if I get up from my chair, she's up following me. When I'm in the shower, she's waiting for me on the bed.
    Frankie isn't quite as bad but does keep a pretty close eye on me. She will stay with hubby, but if he isn't home, she knows where I am.
    Marshall is worse with hubby than me.
    Rosie is like, 'go away, leave me alone' She prefers to go sleep by herself in the guest bedroom in the evening. If she's hanging around with us in the evening, I know the door somehow got shut, and she is NOT happy about it. LOL
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  11. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    Nat that is a beautiful dog!! He loves his Daddy for sure!!! Such loyalty...I love it!
  12. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    I hate to sound dumb but what is a GSD? I learned what BYB meant on here!! lol
  13. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    What is a BBM?
  14. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    No, not at all esty! GSD is german shepherd dog and BBM is bull breed mutt.
  15. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    My point of this thread is to prove to myself that other people who own bull breeds and bull breed mutts have dogs that want to glue themselves to your arse, just like I've had.
  16. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    Peetie is always with me. I take her with me in the car all the time... At home, she lays on me, sleeps in my arms a lot and will stay up late a t night with me until I go to bed.
    Sometimes when it's real late she will start looking at me, staring and will start this sound that I interpret to be, Come on Mama lets go to bed!!! She can be asleep on the couch but as soon as I leave the area she's up and on my tale!!! I've actually stopped kindof suddenly and she's ran into me!!! She's a funny girl!!!
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  17. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    Thanks so much!!!!! Yaw'll are just so durn smart!!!
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  18. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    Oh same thing, I've half gotten off the couch to reach for something and when I flop back down, I've had a dog under me, that I end up sitting on.
  19. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I have no idea what you mean about them following you to the bathroom... haha.

    Squirt wasn’t for the first couple years. Now he’s 100% insanely velcro. Dunno if it has to do with him being neutered at 2 (did start around that time) but it’s getting worse with age lol. He used to be super independent and just do his own thing around the house. Piggy has been velcro since day 1.

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  20. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    BBM is Bull breed mix, the proper term for a bully looking dog that does not have a pedigree, as there are multiple breeds that look similar and it's unknown which one it truly is.
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