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|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/22/2021|
I love animals, but the appeal of those yapping little fluff dogs escapes me.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/18/2021|
I love animals and love most dogs, R1, but some of the little ones just seem like snarling bags of bones and it escapes me why anyone wants that.
I get that they're defensive, but....I mean, if the damn thing barks 22 of 24 hours a day.....just, no.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/18/2021|
I have had a succession of poodle-mixes/cockapoos , all of them in the 12-15 lb. size range, throughout my adult life. I wasn't particularly a poodle fan but I happened upon a stray, who was struggling down the snowy sidewalk in front of my home (turned out he had only three legs). I brought him inside and he turned out to be the smartest, sweetest, happiest little guy ever! When he died, I headed to the humane society and adopted another poodle-mix, who had a similar look. He, too, was marvelous-- intelligent, compliant, and eager to please. I am now on my fourth poodle-mix, and at one point, had a toy poodle, too. All were rescue dogs (No, they didn't drink from dainty tea cups!) and each was fantastic. We also have had three Scottie dogs, a rat terrier and a lab, whom we loved dearly. However, now that we are old and require easy, reasonable dogs, my husband and I always say "Cockapoos forever!" That is how great those little floofers are. Plus, they have the added bonus of "therapeutic curls". When you run your hands through their wooly coats, you just feel better.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/18/2021|
I had a maltese that looked like one in the link. He needed a lot of maintenance cause he shredded fur a lot and he also hated bathing. But he was very well-behaved, calm and never barked incessantly. His bark was not a sharp shriek either. He did use to cry and just roll around the floor when me or my parents would return home after the day. That was never annoying though. He was so sweet. I miss him.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/18/2021|
^^ Sorry. That was the wrong link.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/18/2021|
I adopted a 10-pound adult Maltese when he was 5 and a half, and had him until he died in my arms 6 and half years later. He saved my life. He got me through a really rough period and motivated me to be a better person. People would stop me on the street and tell me how beautiful he was, and he loved to shine. It's been over 9 years since he died, and I still think about him every day.
It doesn't answer your question, OP, but sometimes little foofy dogs really are man's best friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/18/2021|
R3, I recently had a delightful poodle mix stray as a house guest that I rescued and warmed from hypothermia, and thoroughly enjoyed her stay until she could be turned over to the local Humane Society. They checked her over and located the owner.
Like you, I was surprised to learn what excellent dogs they are. This coming from an owner of several large, non-floofy pooches over the years. I'll add poodles/mixes to the list next time I'm looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/18/2021|
Little foofy dogs are better kissers.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/19/2021|
I don't like canine excreta in my house!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/19/2021|
Large, potentially dangerous dogs bark too, OP/R1/R2. I'm not sure what your collective socktivist point is supposed to be, unless it's to call small dogs and by extension their owners, 'sissy.'
That really shouldn't play here.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/19/2021|
R10 Nothing about "sissy" implied. That's quite a stretch.
"Foofy" is a term for those dogs that get very babied, carried around in purses, wear bows, etc.
And it goes for straight owners too. I'm in a warm climate and just see a LOT of small dogs.
To me, in general, they come across as more neurotic and more defensive. And some of them are just painfully unattractive. When owners coo at how "cute" three or four randomly distributed clumps of fur are.....I guess beauty really IS in the eye of the beholder.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/19/2021|
OP, bitch, my foofy little ass won BEST IN SHOW at Westminster in 2018.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/19/2021|
OP- You're fucking ugly too it doesn't mean you don't deserve to be loved. I'm sure you'll find someone.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/19/2021|
Poodles and their mixes are smart, loving dogs. I just wish they weren't groomed to look like OP's picture. They're attractive with natural hair cut short, in what is called a puppy cut.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/19/2021|
People in general are stupid.. If you haven't figured that out by now- you may be the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/19/2021|
I love dogs, but I do prefer a much larger breed with short hair over the smaller floofers.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/19/2021|
Poodles have at least two characteristics that make them ideal as part of a mixed breed dog: they are smart, and the don't shed or they don't shed much.
Here's a Youtube vid of the popular poodle mixes and the characteristics of each mixed breed.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/19/2021|
Last summer, we lost our black Lab when she died suddenly at the age of 14. We planned to get another Lab, but that didn't materialize. This time around, to be honest, I think I'd rather have a smaller dog, something wooly and floofy, but my partner would prefer a Lab to take hiking. We'll see...
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/19/2021|
There's nothing ugly about that dog, OP.
Give me an animal over a human any fucking day of the week.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/19/2021|
[quote]R10 Nothing about "sissy" implied. That's quite a stretch.
No, it isn't, R11. It's part of a collection of words used to designate homosexuals, frequently in a denigrative fashion, i.e. 'pansy'..
𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐟𝐲 (comparative foofier, superlative foofiest)
(slang) Excessively frilly or frou-frou, typically in a manner calculated to attract attention to an otherwise unremarkable person or event.
To act like a 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑓: a derivation of poof (See 𝑝𝑜𝑜𝑓)
𝐩𝐨𝐨𝐟 - Britspeak for gay, with the implication that the man is soft and easily vanquished (as in a "poof" of air). (aka poofter)
from Reuter, Donald F. (2006) 𝐺𝑎𝑦-2-𝑍𝑒𝑒: 𝐴 𝐷𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑟𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑒𝑥, 𝑆𝑢𝑏𝑡𝑒𝑥𝑡, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑆𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑚𝑒, pp. 79, 162.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/19/2021|
R20 I'm American. I did not intend it that way, nor did I ever understand it to mean that.
If you want, by all means die on this hill, but you aren't sucking me into it. Lemme know if you need a glass of water, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/19/2021|
I like Maltese dogs & Bichon Frise dogs. Maltese are lap dogs. They don't need much exercise. I don't think of these breeds as yapping dogs. They are good for apartment dwellers who don't have the time / inclination for long walks (exercise). You have to keep the area around their eyes clean.
I was walking a Maltese dog, once, in L.A. area. There was a guy, sitting on the curb, looking depressed. When he saw my dog, he visibly brightened up.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/19/2021|
This is strained pasta and Dukes vs Hellmans all over again
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/19/2021|
[quote]: I'm American. I did not intend it that way, nor did I ever understand it to mean that.
But that's simply what it means, R21, regardless of country. Would your Native American name be 'Fights with Dictionaries,' by any chance?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/19/2021|
I love dogs excessively, but I would not pick a little dog as a pet. I have always preferred medium-size mutts.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/19/2021|
Poodles are the second smartest breed, so they have that going for them. But come on, big dogs are better in every way.
Well, until you need to carry them...
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/19/2021|
I don't understand it. Most of those small dogs have fucked up, ugly faces. Give me a medium sized or bigger dog any day, they don't yap and aren't snappy like those little glorified rats.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/19/2021|
The saddest thing is when you see one of those tiny mini-poodle cross breeds all wet during a bath. Pathetic, rat-like faces. Hideous, frankly.
My apologies to anyone who currently owns or has owned one of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/19/2021|
People tend to condemn poodles because of their topiary-type coifs, which are deemed ridiculous. The original standard poodles were retrievers and the poofs of hair on their legs were meant to keep their joints warm in the water. I happen to find the poodle-cut extremely elegant on show dogs. However, in real life, it can make smaller poodles appear a bit rat-faced. The answer is, as another poster suggested, a puppy cut, which transforms smaller poodles into adorable teddy bears.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/19/2021|
Soft and cuddly like babies. That's the selling point.
That, and the breeding of dogs with flat faces to approximate a human face.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/19/2021|
how DAAAAAARRRRE you?!?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/19/2021|
OP = Ted Cruz
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/19/2021|
They're always filthy. They bury their faces in wet dog food and look like they just ate out an unclean ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/19/2021|
BIG dogs master race! Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, Bernese Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, German Shepherd, Malamute, Husky, etc.
You are an embarrassment if you own one of those wimpy looking dogs as a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/19/2021|
Hear hear, R34! Big real dogs for real, masculine men. It’s the only way.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/19/2021|
^^ See? Told ja.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/20/2021|
This argument always comes down to the same thing. Small dogs are "gay" and therefore bad. Big dogs are "manly" and therefore good. It's always the same, and it's fucking stupid and homophobic.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/20/2021|
My parents have a golden doodle and he's about 60 lbs, so far from little or foofy and exhibits positive characteristics of both breeds--smart, friendly, easy to train and gets along with humans and other dogs. Not the best watch dog but that's not why they got him.
R3 - do you have a mini cockapoo? The ones I've known are sort of mid-sized, say 25-35 lbs. (I realize it depends on the size of the poodle father)
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/20/2021|
R37 Has a small dog and feels insecure about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/20/2021|
No, none my dogs are small, I'm just tired of seeing the same phobic bullshit on DL over and over. We've had versions of this thread many times over the years.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/20/2021|
R38, I think my cockapoos were all pretty average in size. I know there are mini golden-doodles and such but cockapoos are naturally fairly small. Poodles tend to be slim but cocker spaniels can become a bit tubby if you're not careful so, perhaps, overfeeding accounts for the weightier cockapoos.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/20/2021|
I never weighed them R41, was just guessing on that as they seemed to have been more towards mid-sized like a cocker spaniel than small like a Yorkie. But like I said, it depends on the size of the poodle parent.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/20/2021|
A short walk down Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs and you see dozens of Muscle Marys prancing with these silly white puffy bow and ribbon attired purse puppies.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/20/2021|
You are ugly, OP. Ugly fucking cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/20/2021|
OP, I love you- agreed.
Poodles are the worst. I felt the same way about Dachsunds and those shaky little whatchamacallits. Don't really mind them anymore, but they aren't my thing.
The site of poodles though- No.
I always thought Rat Terriers were little fuckers from afar, but the few I have "met" are actually funny little creatures.
My favorite breeds are Chocolate Labs, Malamutes, and Huskies.
I think Rottweilers get a bad reputation- I have yet to meet one that wasn't a sweetheart.
Pitbull? Never, ever, ever, ever, ever. I see one and I get out of the way.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/20/2021|
I love dogs. I've had a dachshund and subsequently a basset hound. Great dogs, the both of them. Now I have a miniature poodle / shih tzu mix. Really, what a difference. The poodle mix is MUCH more interested in being cooperative and MUCH more a companion dog. And smart. Smart and inquisitive.
Make sure you have the right breed with the right traits that suit you. Because you're not going to change and neither is the dog.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/20/2021|
A friend of mine has a small dog, I think it's a shih tzu, it started yapping at my parents older dog and so my dog, a german shepherd, went over, lifted his paw and slammed it down on the small little cunt, the thing yelped and ran away. I had to hold back the laughter and pride I felt in that moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/20/2021|
I don't get it either. My mother hoards these dogs. 3 rescue poodles and all of them are dumb as a brick. They don't listen, yap constantly, and seemingly can't be trained to not piss and shit in the house.
People go on and on about how smart poodles are, but last time I went to go visit, I brought my husky. We walked in and the 3 little furballs went nuts. My mom started yelling at them, they're barking at my dog, my mom, and each other, and I just remember my dog looking back at me like "Wtf are these idiots doing?"
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/20/2021|
Hate these tiny dogs & hate that most people who own them are under the impression that everyone else thinks these things are as adorable as they do. Absolutely no brain activity goes on in to their puny heads.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/20/2021|
I love all dogs but I find the larger ones can be problematic in the house. They tend to knock things over easily and without meaning to plus the size of the mess they leave behind is off-putting.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/20/2021|
R44 You're an insecure, sad, fat cunt. Lick me where I shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/20/2021|
Fuck you op, they are the smartest sweetest dogs. Photo in your link was the first thing I saw when I opened Datalounge this morning, she reminds me of my beloved Cricket.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/20/2021|
What a real dog looks like
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/20/2021|
All shitboxes are ugly and gross. There I said it!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/20/2021|
I have a Bichon, she's cheerful and loyal and you can take her anywhere - she's not overly interested in others so will just walk to heel and if we eat out she'll happily sleep under my chair. She loves hiking and exploring, will even run after my bike for several miles in the woods. Also people will happily babysit a little, sweet dog overnight if I have to go away. I can't imagine anyone would have ever wanted to babysit my late German Shorthair - she was wonderful but not trustworthy with others.
Downsides - she took a long time to house train and ruined several doormats. She watches out the windows constantly and if so much as a leaf blows across the lawn she'll bark and growl with surprising depth and volume, thank goodness we have a detached home. The hair takes a lot of effort, normally she has a puppy cut but with covid restrictions the groomer has been closed for months and she now has a full coat with a top-knot (Mary!) I can't imagine having a big dog now.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/20/2021|
R51 I'm none of those things. But you sound like an ugly, insecure loser when you open retarded threads like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/20/2021|
1) They live up to five years longer than a large dog. 2) They can stay in terrific health up until 12-14 years old (which is the entire life expectancy of a bigger dog) 3) When they do decline in health, the small size makes it easier to assist them living life for several years (accidents in the house aren't as big of a deal, you can pick them up for steps, transport them easier) 4) much less shedding if they shed at all. 5) easier to deal with if you end up with a specifically difficult dog to train. Some are far less trainable (or aggressive) than others across all breeds. With a small dog, its manageable. Incidentally I know a few very difficult to train dogs. One is 20 lbs. Another is 120. Their behaviors are so similar and yet for one family, the imposition on life is far greater. 6) For those who dont get the appeal of smaller dogs, its often the result of less exposure as a child. They dart around quickly. Probably triggers anxiety or defense mechanism in the brain when you see an animal with sharp teeth springing towards you at lightning speed. Bigger dogs tend to be lumbering and slow.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/20/2021|
Big dogs are very expensive.
My 17 year old Shih-tzu died last fall. She was the second we lost this year, after our younger boy had to be euthanized due to kidney failure. She was nine pounds. I've told the long version of her story before, but anyway I adopted her at age 8 after fostering her when it was apparent everyone thought she was "too old." In her later years she developed heart failure which was easily but expensively managed with several medications. She also had a pricey daily arthritis prescription and was on Apoquel for allergies, plus artificial tears. Thanks to the medications she had a great quality of life. But her medications were $275 a month before I started having them filled by online pet pharmacies. Even after, it was around $150-$180. When I would order her prescriptions online though, I saw how much the same prescriptions would be if she were 20lbs, 50lbs, 80lbs++. Just exponentially more expensive. She was 9lbs and a few hundred a month, imagine if she were 90lbs. I'm middle class, I think, and I am not sure I'd be able to afford it if she had been even two sizes bigger.
A few months after we had her euthanized (not due to her heart condition--she seemingly lost the ability to swallow properly and it was time) I I started fostering for an all-breed, no-kill shelter. Everyone likes to foster smaller dogs, so that meant there was a real need for the big dogs. I'm a Shih-tzu person, but I'm a dog person first, so I took on the challenge and brought home a black lab. Man that dog was fast! I mean he could run like an Olympian and jump, and land like eight feet away. We loved him, had him a month and he was adopted. Next we had a Bluetick Coonhound, 100lbs+. I loved him so much. I initially decided to foster him because I didn't want to get as attached to him as I did the lab-- there was no way I was going to fall for some big old hillbilly hound. Oh my God. He became more beautiful and intelligent in my eyes every day. He was so funny. I miss the hell out of that one, more than the rest of them combined (and I love them all). Fast forward past a few crazy labby-type girls, now I have a Great Pyrenees who had never been inside a house before. I feel like someone who gets to test drive luxury cars. They're never really mine, but get to enjoy them, but I don't have to pay for their maintenance or extras which I don't think I'd be able to afford anyway.
The coonhound was older, and overweight. He needed an orthopedic bed, but for his weight it would cost a fortune. He slept on a trifold twin floor mattress that I intended to use for human guests. Chews, toys made for dogs that powerful, etc are very expensive compared to those of small dogs. I did spring for a leash that was made for dogs up to 130lbs, that was $40.
Big dogs are a whole different ballgame, financially.
My Shih-tzus didn't bark very much at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/20/2021|
Little foofy dogs are more tender.
Those big dogs need to be cooked a lot longer to make them any where near tender.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/20/2021|
I always think this type of dogs are groomed to look like they are "deformed", I never find them cute, and a lot of times they look creepy to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/21/2021|
Not foofy, not cute, can't walk right, one eye, but so adorable.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/21/2021|
They go well with caftans OP. And earrings.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/21/2021|
I had a bichon who was a sweetheart.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/21/2021|
Oh, I read this as “why do so many people love little FROGS”
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/21/2021|
[quote] "Foofy"? 𝑅𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/21/2021|
Pugs rule. Multum in parvo. These fluffy rats must go.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/21/2021|
Small foofy dogs always remind me of something Cindy Brady would have. Not into little girls or little girls toys.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/21/2021|
I find little dogs really ugly too, but the people who love them are usually lonely, and want something baby-sized to cuddle and love that will return the adoration.
I understand that impulse, but what's always hard is that them people who love these dogs can look past the little dog's yappiness (and frequent aggression) while often not appreciating that other people cannot.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/21/2021|
Smaller dogs are better suited for apartments.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/21/2021|
I love all dogs. But I will never own a big dog. I know they can be as sweet as pie but I like dogs that I can pick up easily. That’s why I have a 20 pound little cutie pie! And she’s white but not very floofy.
I also like that that her BM’s are a lot smaller than a big dogs!
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/21/2021|
One of the most charming dogs I ever knew was a tiny foofy little Pomeranian. Clever, elegant, well-mannered, so ridiculously ladylike that everyone joked that she was a reincarnation of a French countess. She didn't yap, mostly she said "wurf"in a quiet little indoor voice.
Some foofy little dogs are very good dogs.
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