|Barked: Thu Feb 8, '07 12:51pm PST |
|Before I begin, I know how completely ridiculous this sounds. I already lectured my sister but it got me curious.
My sister and her fiancee love Rudy so much they decided this was the breed of dog for them. I helped them find a breeder here in SK, they live in Calgary. I recently put the deposit down for them for a litter due in March. They originally wanted a black like Rudy, or a black and silver but they are not easy to find in SK. Therefore, I showed them pictures of the salt and peppers that this breeder has produced and my sister loves them. So, the deposit is down...my sisters fiancee comes back into Calgary from work and is excited to see the pictures, when she shows him he says "I don't like that dog, I don't like the white around her nose, and on the beard, look, the beard is all dirty. I don't like white dogs"
Well I flipped out. First, the dog isn't white, it has white markings...a mini is not comparable to your typical "white dog" whatsoever. And then I told her that I do not understand how ANY human being could think that that sweet little mini schnauzer puppy was not cute. I also told her that I think the browning around the beard was from the iron in the water that the dog drinks (I don't know if this is true). We don't have this problem with Rudy because she is black, but her beard does get gross after a couple weeks from drinking, dragging on the ground, eating bones, food...etc. All you mini owners probably know what I mean. We just clean it, brush it out..and voila. IF it is really bad, we give her a full bath.
So anyway...I think that my sisters fiancee was just saying this to get a rise out of her. But in regards to the beard stains, are there products to get rid of that? Would it not happen as badly if you were to give the dog bottled water to drink?
If ultimately my sisters fiancee really is heartless, then maybe the puppy will just have to come live with us
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