by joanro on 31 July 2018 - 16:07
Oldcshatterhand: What you think just keep for yourself.
Except for you, amirite?
So the op does not like long coats, and said so, but you are going to dictate what people on this forum are allowed to say....I like long coats as long as they belong to someone else and not me.
What are you going other do about my 'thought crime' , shatterhand?
by Western Rider on 31 July 2018 - 18:07
Shatterhand you are out of line please stop. If the person who made this post does not like long coats and that is why they are asking if a pup they may buy is short or long that is fine. They are checking that they do not buy something they don't want and that may mean they do not keep it down the road if it turns out to be a long coat.
What is better for the dog or the buyer.
by Hundmutter on 31 July 2018 - 18:07
Ol' shatterhand, for heaven's sake, you have had it pointed out to you that it was the OP who raised the issue of preference. It presumably has something to do with why he posted his question in the first place. Somebody who REALLY doesn't care which coat s/he's got would not be asking in the first place. (They would just wait a while until it became obvious !)
We all have our preferences; and we all, or almost all, like to express them, and share them with others. I myself prefer the stock coats for the very good reason that I find grooming long coats and keeping them tidy / knot-free harder work than I've ever found a stock coated dog, and that is particularly true now that I am older and more arthritic. My preference has nothing to do with the recent acknowledgement that long coats (or, at least, langstockhaars) are now acceptable as per the Breed Standard. Long coated dogs can be beautiful; they can be magnificently well built and proportioned. Before I retired, the kennel I used to run was composed of half long coats, half stock coated. I treated, and loved, them all equally.
Anyway, of what 'profession' do you speak, when you said it was unprofessional ? Do you just mean commercial breeders ? What of all the rest of us in the breed who are not breeders, or more than just owners ? Maybe you meant exhibitors ? Most exhibitors, like most competitive hundsport handlers, would not recognise that they were in any 'profession' regarding their dogs, most have proper jobs.
You should not try to 'shut down' comments on spurious grounds: it is out of considering the opinions of others that we all learn.
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