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View Poll Results: My GSD is
a show dog 11 17.74%
a working dog 36 58.06%
a breeder 10 16.13%
just a pet 39 62.90%
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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-12-2011, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Showing/Working/Breeding/Pets

Just for curiosity sake... wondering how many of each we have here on the forums.
I hate using the words "just a pet" though, although I don't know how else to word it. If you have a show/work/breeder, please don't include it as a pet also.

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Knuckles - born 8/21/11 - my big knucklehead
and can't forget Saki; the Golden Retriever, Born 11/07/07
The felines that rule the house - Oliver, Serena, Sakura & Bastian.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-12-2011, 08:53 AM
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My guys are "just pets". If you don't like how that sounds, we can refer to them as "companion dogs" . I do dog sports with them to keep their brains working.

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Yeah, companion would have worked. I like that better!

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Knuckles - born 8/21/11 - my big knucklehead
and can't forget Saki; the Golden Retriever, Born 11/07/07
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Circe is my working dog but also "pet" at home.
Otto started off working and we plan getting back into working this fall. For now he is a great "pet". I hate saying pet bc by all means he doesn't just lay around the house. Both dogs are with us 24/7 and hold important rolls in our home "pack" aka "family".

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I also hate the phrase "just a pet" - like it is a low quality animal! so many buyers use it and I ask "why do you want a poorly bred dog for a companion??? (ie - $300 sunday paper ad puppy!)"

My dogs are all companions - that I work/ed and title/d them and they were bred is beside the point - they are not inventory - they are family!

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Daisy and Lucky are just pets ,not very well trained but my kids and my best friends.
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Alexis is my only dog that is just a pet. The rest have either worked in some capacity or are in training. Nike and Vala were also breeding dogs. All of them, though, are pets too.

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Jag and Belle are show dogs, Jag is a working dog, Natty is a retired show dog and breeding dog, and they are all pets n my house. And I like it that way.
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"Pet" here, although he is already my hiking companion, my extra "alarm" system, and hopefully will be my visual deterrent when I run (when he's old enough).

And yes, he has my heart 100% already.
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All dogs that we share our lives with are *companion dogs*.....whether they have *jobs* or not.
This is how I see our dogs.....show, breeding, working or anything in between.
They are not inanimate objects....they are loving, feeling *companions*.
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....where breeding is still considered an art....
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