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11-14-2012 07:47 PM
huntergreen
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Originally Posted by selzer View Post
I am tired of the bickering people do about those lines of GSDs they do not care for. I might not care for the working line dogs. But to use descriptions that are really demeaning about them would just make a lot of people angry. There are enough flavors of GSDs that we should all be able to enjoy the ones that look good to us without putting the others down.

If you do not like extreme angulation, where the dog seems to walk on their hocks, then say so. I think "frog-legs" is insulting.

And if you can write with proper grammar and punctuation, then do so, as it is a lot easier for everyone to read, and understand exactly what you are looking for. That way they can better help you out.
Feel free to ignore my posts.
11-14-2012 07:28 PM
selzer
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Originally Posted by huntergreen View Post
the intent of this post was not to put down gsds, but i do not like the "frog leg look" where the dog is walking on his/her hocks. i learned that phrase on this forum and had no idea it would insult anyone, but i find it to be an accurate description. i am simply seeking info about about the different "flavors" of gsd. flavors is another term i have learned on this forum and hope that is not insulting to anyone. if there are better terms to use, feel free to post them up and i will incorporate the terms into my vocabulary. tks to all who took the time to help me out with your answers.
selzer, not sure you want to play grammar police, you would be out of your league. feel fine about myself, not so fine about my 13 year old shepherd that is fading away and can barely walk anymore. she is our fourth gsd, not to mention the three i grew up with, none of which had the frog leg look. if my descriptive terms or lack of caps offended you this much, maybe a public forum isn't really for you.
I am tired of the bickering people do about those lines of GSDs they do not care for. I might not care for the working line dogs. But to use descriptions that are really demeaning about them would just make a lot of people angry. There are enough flavors of GSDs that we should all be able to enjoy the ones that look good to us without putting the others down.

If you do not like extreme angulation, where the dog seems to walk on their hocks, then say so. I think "frog-legs" is insulting.

And if you can write with proper grammar and punctuation, then do so, as it is a lot easier for everyone to read, and understand exactly what you are looking for. That way they can better help you out.
11-14-2012 07:18 PM
huntergreen
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Originally Posted by selzer View Post
Ya know what, this is an irritable post designed to put down GSDs. I am into WGSLs, but it really doesn't matter. When you don't capitalize a proper noun, like American or German, that is a dig.

Then when you talk about "frog legs" on a site for GSDs, well, it is just a way to say, "Look at me. I have a better dog than those UGLY dogs." It usually indicates that the poster feels bad about themselves or their dog, so they want to put other dogs down so that they feel better about themselves or their own. At least MY dog doesn't look like that.

And I am appalled that other members played into it, I suppose at least one feels pretty self-conscience/bad about herself or her dogs too.
the intent of this post was not to put down gsds, but i do not like the "frog leg look" where the dog is walking on his/her hocks. i learned that phrase on this forum and had no idea it would insult anyone, but i find it to be an accurate description. i am simply seeking info about about the different "flavors" of gsd. flavors is another term i have learned on this forum and hope that is not insulting to anyone. if there are better terms to use, feel free to post them up and i will incorporate the terms into my vocabulary. tks to all who took the time to help me out with your answers.
selzer, not sure you want to play grammar police, you would be out of your league. feel fine about myself, not so fine about my 13 year old shepherd that is fading away and can barely walk anymore. she is our fourth gsd, not to mention the three i grew up with, none of which had the frog leg look. if my descriptive terms or lack of caps offended you this much, maybe a public forum isn't really for you.
11-14-2012 05:42 PM
Jax08
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Originally Posted by selzer View Post
Look, we have people on this site that have ALL types of GSDs. There are plenty of ways to ask about the angulation in the various lines without being rude. Anyone with half a brain would know they were going to tick some of the people off with statements like that. Frog legs, hump backs, coyotes -- those are descriptions that will get people's dander up, and with good reason. It is just so unnecessary.
I didn't say otherwise. I just said sometimes a question is just a question [because a person doesn't know the answer]. Perhaps he didn't know how to phrase it. huntergreen is never rude in his posts so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

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Hey! Ya'll stop haten' on frogs.
Even Kermit needs lovin' too!
11-14-2012 05:40 PM
Lilie Hey! Ya'll stop haten' on frogs.
11-14-2012 05:29 PM
Good_Karma I have a three and half year old ASL GSD. He has not had any health problems, his hips and elbows are perfect, he eats well, poops well, and has a gorgeous coat.







It's never a good idea to make broad generalizations about anything.
11-14-2012 05:12 PM
selzer
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Originally Posted by Jax08 View Post
Actually....I believe he's asking because he's looking for a breeder to get a new puppy. Sometimes, a question is just a question because the person doesn't know the answer.
Look, we have people on this site that have ALL types of GSDs. There are plenty of ways to ask about the angulation in the various lines without being rude. Anyone with half a brain would know they were going to tick some of the people off with statements like that. Frog legs, hump backs, coyotes -- those are descriptions that will get people's dander up, and with good reason. It is just so unnecessary.
11-14-2012 05:04 PM
Jax08 hunter - PM Andaka. There is another person on there with beautiful American Showline dogs. Fairy something. Can't think of her name but think "fairy" is in there somewhere.
11-14-2012 05:02 PM
Jax08
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Originally Posted by selzer View Post
Ya know what, this is an irritable post designed to put down GSDs. I am into WGSLs, but it really doesn't matter. When you don't capitalize a proper noun, like American or German, that is a dig.

Then when you talk about "frog legs" on a site for GSDs, well, it is just a way to say, "Look at me. I have a better dog than those UGLY dogs." It usually indicates that the poster feels bad about themselves or their dog, so they want to put other dogs down so that they feel better about themselves or their own. At least MY dog doesn't look like that.

And I am appalled that other members played into it, I suppose at least one feels pretty self-conscience/bad about herself or her dogs too.
Actually....I believe he's asking because he's looking for a breeder to get a new puppy. Sometimes, a question is just a question because the person doesn't know the answer.
11-14-2012 04:49 PM
selzer
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Originally Posted by huntergreen View Post
do american show lines have more health problem than east and west german lines ? also, do all american show lines have the "frog leg look? tks all.
Ya know what, this is an irritable post designed to put down GSDs. I am into WGSLs, but it really doesn't matter. When you don't capitalize a proper noun, like American or German, that is a dig.

Then when you talk about "frog legs" on a site for GSDs, well, it is just a way to say, "Look at me. I have a better dog than those UGLY dogs." It usually indicates that the poster feels bad about themselves or their dog, so they want to put other dogs down so that they feel better about themselves or their own. At least MY dog doesn't look like that.

And I am appalled that other members played into it, I suppose at least one feels pretty self-conscience/bad about herself or her dogs too.
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