So I belong to JL (lab board) and so in keeping with my current household state, I thought it fitting to join a minpin board as well. (I felt that only being involved with labs was unfair to Peanut. )
I am so consistently disappointed with the utter lack of knowledge that the members on that board present. And when I mention something that is commonly known in "knowledgeable dog circles" I get blasted as being "insensitive" to my minpin... Grrrr....
I think that Peanut should be allowed to go outside everyday. To enjoy the benefits of regularly scheduled exercise. To not be made to wear clothing 24/7. I'm OK with the fact that she is 15 pounds, and not 5. I prefer that, in fact. I do not allow her to have continuous access to food, for many reasons.
For these reasons (and others that I am forgetting right now) I am apparently a "bad toy breed owner". Because, and I quote, "Minpins need to feel spoiled, they shouldn't be forced to go outside if they don't want to, bigger dogs need to go for walks, walks aren't as good for minpins."
UGH. It just gets me seething when people treat minpins like they are a toy, or an accessory.
Why is it that on a lab board, there are awesome "dog" people, and on a minpin board all I seem to find are grossly misinformed princesses. > >
Just needed to vent a little. I think I'm done now. :-[
I hearby appoint Peanut as an honorary lab aka a MinPinador. This way you can stay here with us, be fair to Peanut and post pictures of your MinPinador to your heart's delight.
Blackie and Ranger ...............................Reggie: 1996-2010 "Fly Reggie Fly"
I'll have to tell her, she'll be so pleased!! ;D
I'm Jenn. Keeper of two labs in my home and one forever in my heart.
Throw the ball, damn it!
My guess is that attitude just might exist on all of the toy breed forums, at least from my field observations of how they tend to behave (or more accurately misbehave). I am tempted to disguise myself and wreak havoc on one of those forums but it would be a useless waste of time as I doubt they would ever get it.
Your post just confirms my admittedly very biased beliefs.
Dogs aren't meant to be walked?!?!?!?
Memo to Wesley; Copy to file; Re - 5AM Wakeup Time.
My Dear Fellow, Wes.......
Yup. I say drop the MinPin board and bring the Miniature Honorary Lab on. Pics are required.
Pictures are totally required! Sorry about the minpin board :
OHH!! You got it!!
Introducing the one and only MINPINADOR!!! ;D ;D
(note: she has to wear coats and such in the winter, other than that, no clothing for her!)
trust me, they don't. :Originally Posted by Dukesdad