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to consider asking men walking really small dogs "Are you embarrassed to be seen walking such a shit dog?"

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MamaG Mon 12-Jan-09 14:09:54

obviously I do not do it, but I always want to grin

BigGitDad Mon 19-Jan-09 09:51:48

A few years back at a dog show (we used to show our dogs) and I wondered off and saw the Toy dogs being judged, well I'd never seen so many ugly dogs in my life and judged them in order of ugliness and sure enough the top five came in the order I predicted bar the third and fourth place who were the other way around. My wife said it was the only time I had been excited at a dog show. (wish I'd been able to put a bet on at the time!)
Anyway I'm of the school of MamaG that a dog is a dog and should be a dog!
That said I love Burmese and Siamese cats as they are not cats really but dogs in the wrong body...

MumtoCharlieandLola Fri 16-Jan-09 21:01:36

The man on the phone that is, not the dog !

MumtoCharlieandLola Fri 16-Jan-09 21:01:01

Theres a man on the estate where I live who walks a jack russell. Every time he is out we see him on his mobile phone.

We (i.e. some of my other female neighbours, my dh and myself all think he is having an affair).

load Fri 16-Jan-09 20:43:20

Willow, thats funny. grin Crafty beggar!

willow Fri 16-Jan-09 20:04:12

Lord, can't believe my brother's sneaky peaks have killed a thread.

willow Fri 16-Jan-09 11:46:08

My brother owns a very small Maltese terrier. I spotted him walking said dog on a very hot summer's day. He was wearing a vest top and looking, it has to be said, quite buff altbeit in a slightly homo-erotic way. I mentioned this to him the next time we met. His response?

"Yes, it's great isn't it? All the girls I pass think I'm gay, stop to coo over the dog and bend right over. I can see straight down their tops."


TwentiethCenturyHeffa Tue 13-Jan-09 20:15:41

We often see a teenage boy walking a tiny fancy looking dog that has a pink collar and matching sparkly lead. He looks so miserable and embarrassed trailing around with it. I assume (possibly unfairly) that his mum makes him take it out for walks grin

babybarrister Tue 13-Jan-09 17:44:47

my brother once did in fact ask someone - albeit he shouted out of a car window "why have you ot that rat on a piece of string?" ....! needless to say not a good reaction ....

BlueSapphire77 Tue 13-Jan-09 13:42:10

PMSFL me too blush

I am was a rebel [smirk]

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Mon 12-Jan-09 21:38:47

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pointydog Mon 12-Jan-09 21:17:32

spot the dog fanciers

Vulgar Mon 12-Jan-09 21:17:30

My dh would like a pug.

he is very manly although a bit of a metrosexual. I am very proud of him.

One of the dad's at school is convinced he is gay.

This dad is a wanker.grin

Ambi Mon 12-Jan-09 21:16:37

lol at this thread, my best mate always looked manly walking his Lhasa Apso's.

But he's gay, he can get away with it. wink

Joolyjoolyjoo Mon 12-Jan-09 21:15:13

See, I have a real soft spot for borders- they are big dogs in a little dog's body, as are most so- called JRTs/ patterdales etc. I think you are actually better off with your cross breed- hybrid vigour and all that! I have a real bee in my bonnet about irresponsible breeding of select breeds, too- I found myself in tears after watching the documentary on pedigree dogs, and think it is a good thing that Pedigree and the BBC have pulled out of Crufts this year until the KC show they are doing more to stop the ridiculous genetic mutilation of dogs which leaves many of them in constant discomfort/ pain angry

And breathe!

LucyEllensmummy Mon 12-Jan-09 21:07:54

You make such an excellent point there jooly - as i am sure you could reel off a whole list of breed specific conditions that are a direct result of breeding dogs to a desired look. It makes me blood boil.

As far as i am aware, a Jack Russel is a term used for any small terrier cross breed, that resembles a jack russel - the variation is quite stark - some have short legs, some have quite strong jaws some don't etc etc. The Jack Russel is not a kennel club recognised breed and as such it would be difficult to be sure of lineage. The Parsons Jack Russel has recently been accepted by the KC, and they tend to be taller dogs with a more cutsey face as far as i can see, there would be more consistency within this breed.

I have a border terrier cross patterdale. Well, thats the theory. We bought him as such but all my friends, including three vets, tease me that he is a JRT. And when anyone sees him they ask me if he is a parsons jack. My friends say to me that the father couldn't of been a patterdale due to his colouring, he is black brown and white, typical JRT. We did see a picture of the purported father who was a lovely little black patterdale. The thing is, patterdales are meant to be a block colour although some can have white chest pups within a litter. My thinking is as follows: Not sure why the people we bought the dog from would lie, they were sold as cross breeds. I actually prefer my theory that the mother was not pure border terrier as she had a big white blaze, otherwise looked totally right for a border terrier. When we bought Bob i was a bit hmm about the mothers credentials, but I bought him because, even though i wanted a border terrier, at the time we could only find dogs that were not bred in the home - Bob was home bred in a family with young children. The owners weren't professionals, i think they just fancied a litter of pups - they kept three of them!!! So my money although we did pay over the odds (£200) was well spent. So thats the story of bob the patterborder?dale!

One of my vet friends tells me that any small crossbred terrier is a JRT - but im a bit hmm about that

rebelmum72 Mon 12-Jan-09 20:34:33

"well, I do like pointy" lol

Joolyjoolyjoo Mon 12-Jan-09 20:30:47

I think it's to do with the proportions of the dog. eg a proper JRT/ Patterdale/ Parson Russell are scaled down dogs, but still very "doggy" looking, IYSWIM, whereas fluffy things with squashed faces/ twisted spines/ skinny twig-like legs or other deformities disguised as "breed standard" seem to be far removed from the rest of the canine world- they have been deliberatly bred this way!

pointydog Mon 12-Jan-09 20:26:27

well, I do like pointy

rebelmum72 Mon 12-Jan-09 20:24:48

I'd say the parson has a more square muzzle, whereas the jack russell is more pointy.

pointydog Mon 12-Jan-09 20:18:22

I see. The parson has a weedier looking face though, doesn't he?

rebelmum72 Mon 12-Jan-09 20:17:03

Difference between JR and PR

Basically the same breed, but the PR is taller.

Mutt Mon 12-Jan-09 20:15:29

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KerryMumbles Mon 12-Jan-09 20:14:13

oh yes please do!


BlueSapphire77 Mon 12-Jan-09 20:13:40

<<packs bags and flounces out of realitys cliq


quote: All Staffie and Rottie owners are chavvy skinheads with tattoos and an IQ of 60.

I'll have you know i have hair.


pointydog Mon 12-Jan-09 20:13:11

jack russells aren't too bad. Good ratters.

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