This thread is really just me venting....
I'm getting tired of people around me don't like my dog. My friend and her boy friend just got a puppy corgi. I visited them and he said by the way thank you if I didn't see your Lincoln I would probably get a big dog. He kept making comment like oh you can't take him anywhere with you because he's too big for me to travel with. My other friend with two collie mix made comment at puppy party at my house that she never want a German shepherd because gsd are devious. She poor water in Lincoln's bowl for her dog. Lincoln run over to check it out. Then she said Lincoln is food aggressive. She said Lincoln doesn't play nice with other dog but didn't say anything ant her dog constantly showing teeth when Lincoln get close to them.
Lincoln is one year old gsd. He is still hyper and his obedience is not top notch. But he doesn't hurt anybody. He never show teeth to any other dogs or human. He just wants to play. Yeah he's not the cutest dog like collie. He may not be very cuddly. He's heavy big strong dog so he hurts you when he jump on your lap unlike the corgi. But he is a good dog.
It's bad enough never get good reaction from people on the street. Parent pull their kids away when they walk pass us at the park. Vet nurse doesn't go crazy when they see him like they were when he was a puppy. Some Other dogs in class wouldn't pair up with him to do activities. Let me say it again that Lincoln has never hurt any of the people mention above. They are people that only see him at the party or puppy play date so they only see him as a hyper dog with power and teeth.
There is only one friend that I believe she likes Lincoln. Not only acting like they do and behind my back tell ppl my dog is a monster. This friend has a lab. So she understand most of what I'm going through. Except that her dog looks friendly so stranger doesn't run away from him as fast as they would from mine
Again, I'm just venting. I just came back from visiting the puppy corgi and kinda depressed.