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Old 06-24-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
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New dog breed: the Pumi


I consider this the other big news this week: there's a new dog breed!

Singular: pumi. Plural: pumik.

AKC Introduces 190th Breed: The Pumi

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AKC announced the 190th recognized breed, the Pumi, June 22.

The Pumi becomes eligible to compete in the Herding group on July 1.

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Old 06-24-2016, 07:04 PM   #2
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... the Pumi is described as energetic, lively, and ready to work.
I need a dog like this. My two little dogs are plain lazy. Dogs are supposed to sniff around and guard the property, right? Mine only sleep all the time. The only time they start barking is when I take a nap in my room and Wife happens to go by. Go figure, do they think they are guarding my sleep?
 
Old 06-27-2016, 05:14 AM   #3
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Dog breeding is a cruel business. I would check their dumpster for those who didn't make it.
 
Old 06-27-2016, 02:34 PM   #4
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^ this.
just think how much money there is in it. it's a billion-credit-business.
a huge omelette.
there's bound to be some... broken eggs...

it's also racist, when you think about it.
 
Old 06-27-2016, 03:23 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
it's also racist, when you think about it.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2844798/

(I'm sure there are other works by people who have had your thought, but this is the one that came to mind).

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Old 06-27-2016, 05:46 PM   #6
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I love dogs.

Kind of a social guilt associated with breeders. Not sure it is racist however, that's dog gone silly.
 
Old 06-27-2016, 07:58 PM   #7
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Not sure it is racist however, that's dog gone silly.
Of course it's not racist.

Useful metaphor for thinking about racism? Maybe...
 
Old 06-27-2016, 09:33 PM   #8
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[RANT MODE ON]

The AKC is nuts. They have virtually destroyed the German shepherd and many other breeds with their crazy changing breeding standards.

http://www.onekind.org/uploads/publi...a-pedigree.pdf

And I have a word for all those something-oodles that persons pay through the nose for. Back when I was a young 'un, we called 'em mutts.

This doesn't mean I have anything against mutts. I like mutts; they make the best pets. It's snobby dog-owners I find annoying.

[RANT MODE OFF]
 
Old 06-27-2016, 10:02 PM   #9
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And I have a word for all those something-oodles that persons pay through the nose for.
I thought that sentence would lead in to this link:

The Heartbreaking Truth About Those Cute Doodle Dogs
 
Old 06-27-2016, 10:15 PM   #10
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I thought that sentence would lead in to this link:

The Heartbreaking Truth About Those Cute Doodle Dogs
Oh, my.

I used to have a Black Lab. He was a wonderfully good-natured dog. Nothing phased him. I've found Labradors generally to be good-natured, forgiving, tolerant beasts, but I wouldn't want to cross one. 125 pounds of dog is a lot of dog.

At the same time I had a Yorkie (long story). He was a big Yorkie, too big for AKC standards--15 pounds--but he thought he was a Lab, just like his buddy. He would do the most outrageous thing, then cock his head to the right and give you that Yorkie look.

None of my kids wrapped me around their fingers the way that Yorkie did.
 
Old 06-28-2016, 02:32 AM   #11
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in some languages, the word for breed is the same as the word for race.
so yes, it is racist. animal racist.

but more important is the money.

like that article said: if a dog breed becomes too fashionable...

everybody wants a small dog these days.

fashion fascism of the worst kind, because living beings are the object.

paying thousands (!!!) for a puppy when animal shelters are full of less fashionable animals.
 
Old 06-28-2016, 08:16 AM   #12
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There was a fashion in England for Jack Russell terriers around the turn of the millennium. A Jack Russell is small and looks really elegant trotting alongside his owner, so some yuppies thought they would make ideal urban pets.

Unfortunately the Jack Russell is a dog possessed of huge energy, which often becomes destructive when bored. So when those yuppies returned home, they found their "must-have fashion accessory" had trashed their fancy apartments.

I have a JR myself, a rescue dog, and the home I got him from was full of JRs and Staffordshire terriers. The staffies were mostly in there for aggression and the JRs for destruction of property.
 
Old 06-28-2016, 08:16 PM   #13
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I recall when the live-action remake of 101 Dalmatians was released, there was a fad for dalmations. It did not work out well for all those Dalmations who were acquired than found to be too energetic for their new owners.

Fads for dog breeds are not uncommon. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...-10-years.html (Forgive me, it's the Daily Mail.)

I would argue that preferences for various breeds of dogs do not necessarily equate to a form of canine racism. Some breeds exist for practical reasons (unlike the oodles of oodles). One would not want to hunt rabbits with a Chihuahua, nor herd sheep with a Greyhound, nor hunt ducks with a Sheltie.

Preferring one breed over another perhaps could be described as "canine racism" as an analogy, but only as an analogy, especially for persons who use their pets as a form of showing off and preening for attention; what's missing is the bit about hating and abusing all the other breeds for being.

Just my two cents.

(By the way, I am not a hunter, but I'm a country boy who grew up surrounded by them.)

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Old 07-04-2016, 10:27 AM   #14
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They are being raciest toward dogs..But still i love to get a huskey from my local breeder
 
Old 07-04-2016, 02:17 PM   #15
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I do not understand the point of these breeds. I'm not one for dogs, but at the same time a regular German Shepard or husky is a proper dog. To me these 'toy' breeds are rather cruel and cause pointless health issues sometimes.

I could probably guarantee if I were to abandon my cat , a German Shepard , a Husky, and whatever the hell this 'Pumi' is, the Pumi would be the first to just outright die. Nevermind that these dogs have almost all of their instincts practically suppressed to the point of uselessness.

I also have people come by my house with their stupid Pomeranians or other idiotic breed, and I can just see my cat in the background and I know whats going through his mind....

"Can I eat that?"


--edit

Oh yea I forgot, in his younger years my cat would come home with two dead rabbits the equivalent size of these stupid dog breeds.

Just saying.

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