That's terrible. I would cry too, your pets become your family. My Dog is terribly loyal also. He is a Pit Bull and some people believe he's automatically dangerous and that the breed doesn't have a right to exist. From my personal experience, Pit Bulls, Wolfs, German Shepherds, Dobies, and Rotties, are all the same basic type of dog. If treated badly, they can be dangerous. If trained and loved and not abused, 99% of them make great family pets, and even better best friends! My Mom had a Wolf-German Shepherd when she was younger. He was very smart and protective of her. Best dog she ever had.
posted on 12/26/2002 8:30:24 AM PST
One of my daughters just bought a high-powered German Shepherd pup - the pick of the litter. It's the grandson of a world champion and is from a policeman who breeds dogs for professionals. That SIX WEEK OLD pup is already exhibiting outstanding behaviors. My daughter is so pleased. One example - it's already house broken. Runs to the door when it needs to go out. Can you believe it?!!
Another thing ... don't get into a "staring contest" with him. He refuses to look away. Extremely dominant. She's using the pack mentality way of training him, teaching him SHE is the alpha in that house. (grin) She's having a ball! And she is the one in my own "litter" of kids who never really cared for animals.
She named it NIXON. Yes, after President Nixon. She's ornery in that way. Extremely conservative and delights in doing whatever she can to flaunt it in a liberal's face. LOL
It's fun swapping stories with you. I love animals! And I appreciate your experience with a Pit, because I've never trusted them. It's good to know they are not always the bad guys around. I sure had fun at the website. I spent "forever" there.
The dog I am terrified of, however, is a Chow. Hate Chows.
posted on 12/26/2002 12:42:02 PM PST
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