Made some people mad on a FB group with this post
So there is this German Shepherd Owners group on Facebook and I made a post that didn't go well with some people. Yeah yeah what a surprise water is wet ice is slippery, but I feel like this might get a better reception here.
Am I the only one who cringes when they read something like "ISO black and tan 100 pound Long Coat Male German Shepherd"? Unless you're rescuing, temperament, health, history and bloodline should be your priority when searching for a dog. Not color, coat style, size or anything relating to appearance.
EDIT: There is nothing wrong with preferring a certain look. However, say you want a Black GSD but don't know about show and working lines so you get a black GSD who is from a working line and you are then overwhelmed by how much energy it has. Or you get an Oversized 120 pound German Shepherd and it turns out to be littered with health issues and vet bills. That's what I'm getting at.
So I always saw these posts about people posting how they're in search for a GSD and always mention coat color first, no mention of bloodline or anything like that, and it makes me mad because this is why so many dogs wind up in shelters! "Oh my god this dog looks awesome, I want it!" Then later on "TOO MUCH ENERGY, WAY TOO BIG, VERY STUBBORN, TOO MUCH SHEDDING, BARKS TOO LOUD! I'm just gonna leave it on the side of the road."
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