|08-13-2013 03:28 AM|
Yes, although more people knew my Golden than my GSD because my Golden was around for 10 years and I used to walk around the neighborhood with her a lot with my friends when I was younger.
However I think most of my neighbors thought my GSD Bianca was mean/aggressive for some reason, even though when I walked her we often stopped to let people pet her (usually at the park or otherwise further away than my immediate neighbors though). She really loved people! I think it was because she would bark at people who came too near the house... Also she didn't like my next door neighbors on the right side, I think because their walkways to their house are so close to our house that she thought they were trespassing...
|08-12-2013 04:27 PM|
There's not many shepherds around this area.... and the ones that do own them, have byb very unstable and aggressive dogs.... they are NEVER out in public. When they do bring them out, it usually leads to a very bad name for our breed. Or you have those rare sport homes, and honestly I don't think they bother with bringing them around our ignorant public... I don't blame them in a way. Most of their socialization is done at the clubs, their events, and at our state parks. Our area is mostly populated with small dogs.
So yes... being that I'm one in a few that brings my shepherds out AND they are well behaved... I'm well known here by just my dogs. When you see someone out walking 3 shepherds often, it's hard to forget I guess.
Everyone in the stores know me, and so does everyone in our neighborhood. "Ohh you're the shepherd lady right?" lol. I don't mind it.
|08-12-2013 04:26 PM|
|ozzymama||I'm just glad nobody knows me for my cat. Now he's neutered and a big lazy Tom in the house, but he got out before he was neutered during the season of love, gone three days, I found him fornicating on the library steps. I let him finish his date and took him home - didn't even wait for the low-cost clinic to have another appointment, paid full price the next day.|
|08-12-2013 03:30 PM|
Answer is yes here, as well. I wouldn't have met half the people I know in my neighborhood if I weren't out and about with the dogs all the time...
The kids call me that lady who has "Jack-Jack."
|08-12-2013 03:24 PM|
I belong to several hunting clubs that I joined when I purchased my Lacy. EVERYONE knows my dog. Few know my name. It's always, "That crazy lady that owns Lonestar."
AND - when we go to functions with him and I introduce myself, they always ask "Who's your dog?" When I say 'Lonestar' they say "OHHH YEAAA!!!!"
What does that say about me????? LOL!
|08-12-2013 03:10 PM|
Lol yep. And if he isn't with me they ask where he is.
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|08-12-2013 02:51 PM|
|gsdlover91||Yep - so many people know me because of Berlin, lol. Pet store people who dont know my name, but know his! People we regularly encounter on our walks as well. Agree with Lifeof Riley, I have met/talked to so many new people, just cause of the furry guy walking next to me. He attracts a lot of attention, and everyone always wants to say hello to him. Plus, he goes EVERYWHERE with me, so I'm that girl with the fluffy GSD.|
|08-12-2013 02:36 PM|
When you own a 170lb Saint Bernard and your yard borders main street, many people know us because of Dolly. Ozzy get attention from people, but Dolly steals the show. We took them to the lake yesterday and Dolly drew a crowd, there were other dogs there, they were allowed space LOL. At one people we had a crowd standing around because it was the first time Dolly was at the lake, they wanted to see her go in - so bizarre. Poor Ozzy bear, he's like a duck in the water, showing off his best tricks and people just cared about Dolly!
However, due to the fact we are super recognizable because of the dogs, we're careful to go out of our way to be good citizens and make sure the dogs are too.
|08-11-2013 07:42 PM|
i think when you have a go everywhere dog people see you and
your well behaved/trained dog. when you're out and about without
the dog they recognize you. when i'm out without the dog strangers
occasionally say "hey, where's the dog", "i see you in the bank
with your dog", "i see you walking your dog", etc. i also recognize
strangers because of their dogs.
|08-11-2013 07:22 PM|
Yeah I'm the "Crazy dog lady" in our neighbourhood. We live in a pretty rural area with lots of livestock. Everyone around here has dogs but I'm the only one that actually takes mine for walks. Most of the people in the neighbourhood have one or two very small inside dogs and then 2-4 outside yard dogs. The outside dogs are frequently allowed to just roam the neighbourhood.
It really annoys me - but on the other hand I am grateful they are all nice friendly dogs that don't cause problems.
Because I keep my big dogs in the house, regularly walk them and regularly load them up and take them somewhere - I'm known as "That weird lady with those dogs." a title I wear proudly!~
Beth & Crew
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