Stop insulting my dog....and therefore me!

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I own a chihuahua. He is lovely. He is clever, well behaved, affectionate, and ok....quite small. This does not mean he is a rat, something a proper dog would eat for breakfast, something that would be nice in a sandwich, or any of the other hilarious comments that we have heard in the last few days.
He's part of our family, so leave him alone!

Reading that back, it sounds like I mean other posters on here, but it's not. It's friends and family who think its amusing to poke fun at our beloved little pooch.

Wolfiefan Sun 27-Jan-13 22:52:21

Never known a chihuahua that wasn't convinced it was the size of a Great Dane and had enough character for 10 dogs!

HoneyDragon Sun 27-Jan-13 22:54:22

I feel your pain. I was terribly hurt when my Lab was described as "Blah".

Wetthemogwai Sun 27-Jan-13 22:58:23

I HATE when people do that!
I don't understand why people think its ok to insult someone's dog? They wouldn't walk up to a dog and call it ugly would they so why would they call it a rat or something like that?

I don't have a little dog but I love all kinds of dogs and can't stand people to think small dogs 'don't count'

But labs are smiley and bouncy and fab! And too big for me!
Probably not too big for our boy though, who totally rules over pils two golden retrievers, they follow him around the garden and relinquish bones to him whenever he does his mad wee growl at them grin

Wolfiefan Sun 27-Jan-13 23:01:48

Labs are "blah"?
Labs are lovely!
Some people on the other hand? Blah!

HoneyDragon Sun 27-Jan-13 23:09:00

The woman who said it had a Labradoodle sad

My Lab obeys all smaller dogs grin

Which is as it should be Honeydragon !

MagratGarlik Sun 27-Jan-13 23:19:55

When we got whippy, some people said "eeeuwww, they are too skinny, get a nice spaniel". He is the best dog EVER (fact). He is not "eeeuwww". He is fab and cuddly and waggy and we couldn't have chosen a better dog.

tabulahrasa Mon 28-Jan-13 00:07:17

I had somebody actually recoil from my puppy when they realised it was a Rottweiler they were stroking in the vet's waiting room.

Not to mention all the devil dog comments, he's only 6 months old -he's still at the people are for licking and dogs are for bouncing at stage! (not that I expect him or want him to turn into a snarling beast, but he's still a baby.)

I have a spaniel. He looks like he belongs on a greetings card. He is a right bastard. You can't judge a dog on looks. The amount of people who lead their bouncy puppies when they see my friend's rottie (named 'Princess', wearing a sparkly pink collar and an utter darling), yet let their precious pooch run up to my bastard spaniel.....nnnggghhhh <chokes on frustration>

HoneyDragon Mon 28-Jan-13 10:46:52

Have you considered a name change? It it time for ChickensHaveBastardSpaniels, yet? wink

Branleuse Mon 28-Jan-13 10:53:44

awwww poor bastard spaniel lol

Whats his name>?

His name is Jasper, and he is a darling with people. Adores them. But he bloody hates other dogs. He's fine as long as they leave him alone, but a bouncy, enthusiastic dog running towards him makes him go all stiff and pointy, and then if they don't pay attention to his 'I'm not interested, look at my body language' stuff, he jumps at their mouth and makes a lot of blood curdling noise. Most other dogs grumble at him in a 'Well, up yours boyo' way and then strut away in high dudgeon. Thankfully, no one is actually hurt. I have taken to yelling at the owners of advancing hounds 'He's not friendly! He's a bastard!'. Yet still I get 'Oh, it's fine! Mine is friendly!'. Oh, well that's ok then <head/desk> We are training, but bloody hell it's hard work.

Exit and me have our very own Bastard Spaniel club. She knows my pain.

Branleuse Mon 28-Jan-13 11:05:11

Haha, jasper the bastard spaniel <3

It reminds me of an old boy round here who i used to see walking his furious bastard jack russell. He used to have a walking stick that was all bitemarked and chewed as everytime furious jack russell would see another dog he would go mental and the old man would put the walking stick in front of him, and then the JR would savage the walking stick and practically hang off the end of it, taking all his anger at the other dogs mere existence out on it.
It should have been in a comedy sketch.

HoneyDragon Mon 28-Jan-13 11:19:07

Hully has befriended a bastard Spanial cross we meet infrequently on field walks. She radiates snarling "get away you loopy fuck nugget signals>> so Hully lies down tummy exposed.

I have walked with the owner for 40 minutes of

<<bounce bounce>>

<<grrrrrrrnrrrrrarrrgh grrrrrr>>

<<flop over. See my tummy!>>

<<humph>> <<superior Spanial strut>>

<<sniff sniff together>>

<<run together>>

<<bounce bounce>>

<<Grrrrraerrrnrrrrgh grrrrrrr>>

<<flop over. See my tummy...

You get the picture?

For 40 minutes.

BastardSpanielX's owner is thrilled as to them it is a successful off lead walk with another dog grin

Honey, that would also count as a success in my book. My bastard spaniel particularly loathes labs, for some reason, and the owners of labs tend to be the most upset at any bastard behaviours. He's generally fine with other bastard dogs, such as grumpy terriers and aloof greyhounds. But labs really twist his bastarding melon.

theodorakisses Mon 28-Jan-13 12:17:17

My dogs are all desert (not the pudding) rescues and have all had a very serious issue with men in boiler suits which is unfortunate because all workers wear them here. Cue us buying boiler suits online and all prancing around to desensitise them. It worked although hard hats still a nemisis

I walked around in a baseball cap for several days for similar reasons, theo. Awful hat hair. Awful.

alwaysworking Mon 28-Jan-13 12:46:27

If i was a dog i'd hate labs too.

didn't understand this until i purchased a ...... lab.

mine is deeply rude, has no manners and deserves every air snap, growl and bark she gets. she will learn as i will get there with her but she is too damned sociable and spaniels hate it. i have a friend with 7 of them and they all hate labradors. im told that labradors insist on arse sniffing first but labs like nose sniffing.

problem i get is that i apologise for my dog but other dog owners think it's their dog's fault because they're growling and air snapping. so i have to be really careful with what i say as my apology is sometimes miscronstrued as an accusation against their dog.

alwaysworking Mon 28-Jan-13 12:47:17

sorry dogs insist on arse sniffing but labradors like nose.

seeker Mon 28-Jan-13 12:51:39

Because the dog is so going to get a complex........

I like all dog breeds but my preference is larger dogs... that said, my neighbours 2 JRT can kick the arse off my GSD in grumpiness and snapping. My 'dangerous dog' is a bloody rubbish scaredy dog and the old black lab... well he is deaf as a dodo, half blind and doesnt woof!

I have never known a chi who doesnt think he is the biggest dog in the park! grin

I have to laugh when my GSD plays with my mums little yorkie. My boy lies down, rolls over so the yorkie can jump on him and sticks his whole head in the sheps mouth!

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