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Dog Laws & Legislation > Miss Universe Canada says "Ban Pit Bulls"

Joy

Always finds- something to- bark about
 
 
Barked: Sat Oct 20, '12 1:58pm PST 
That is so stupid.It's like someone banned paper because they cut in it(who hasn't?It is damn painful and deserves banning)
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Small Dogs > What should i do with a dominant westie?
Joy

Always finds- something to- bark about
 
 
Barked: Sat Oct 20, '12 1:22pm PST 
Long story short: my westie male is 4 years old,and extremely tolerant.Something made me believe that he isn't purebred,as I have never seen such a tolerant westie in my life.He is great with children,loves cats,and is very laid back generally.

He listens to me and is very submissive,but EVERYTHING changes when a large dog comes along.It doesn't matter if it's male or female,Joy goes bonkers.It's like he's a different dog:the calm and tail wagging buddy turns into a barking,dominant dog.I can tell him whatever i want,it's like i am not there;on the contrary,if i show up to take him away,he becomes more aggresive(not towards me,thank God!).

I know he probably does this to "protect" me,but i have had enough of this sudden change.He has become even more tensed whenever I take him to the dog park:he is nervous,inactive,and obviously grumpy,especially if other dogs want to even interact with him.

What on Earth can I do to stop him from being this way?I miss the old times when we would go in the park and play with every dog nicely and calmly....
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Choosing the Right Dog > Dogs 101 and Designer Breeds?

Joy

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Barked: Sat Oct 20, '12 12:51pm PST 
In my country,animal welfare doesn't quite concern anyone,really.It is saddening.

One of the most popular dogs here is the Maltese,wrongly called Bichon by everyone.It got to such a big trend that you rarely get to see any other dogs on the street,and when i walk my Westie everyone stops me and asks where i got such a weird bichon from.Of course,no "Bichon" Maltese is really a Maltese.Almost all of them are mutts.People don't even do their research when buying a dog,so they end up with as-tall-as-standard-poodles Malteses,black Malteses,CURLY HAIRED malteses,and when i even hint towards their dog not being purebred,owners snap at me,saying they payed thousands for their precious pooch,it can't be a mutt,I am just a teenager,what do I know,etc.

The point is that i dislike Dogs101 promoting such Designer Breeds,because of how many people will actually backyard breed said dogs if they become popular(and usually they become:designer breed means mixing two popular breeds).I mean,as some of you previously stated:give me one example of a responsible breeder for,let's say,Yorkipoos.There are none.None concerned enough to eliminate the health problems before actually announcing the breed out-and-about,none concerned enough about the welfare of the actual dogs.shrug
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