The Covid get a puppy craze

mickthechippy

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been reading both social media and news web sites

and it seems the above has gone into overdrive,

Many families have gone out and got themselves a pup

I wonder how many of the dogs will find themselves unwanted and a tie to those who have purchased them in the near future
 

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gone mad even x breeds are selling for silly money just hope rescue center's are not overrun when this lockdown is over
 

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Unfortunately i’ll bet that a lot will end up abandoned and unwanted. People following social media-led crazes or acting on lockdown boredom impulses is okay if it’s re-decorating the house or online shopping sprees but a pet of any kind is a serious commitment that a lot of people really don’t think through. I really hope i’m wrong though.
 

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Will Come to Boiling Point when everyones back at work ya can bet. Theres also a Increase in dogs getting stolen.
 

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Ive already been offered a pair of ferret, along with a brand new double cage that must of cost upward of a £100

bought as pets, with no knowledge of the beasts, and now they bite
 

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I've been for a walk along the river this morning with the missus and Winston. Several families out walking their little pooches, mainly off leads running riot, doing what little dogs do and getting aggressive with anything they are afraid of.
Winston on the other hand kept on his lead when other dogs were around. Told to sit and stay when the little 'darlings' were charging at him yapping their bloody heads off. And he did as he was told.

The problem with most small dog owners is they have no concept regarding training. Their little schits running around barking are just playing or a case of "oh look at him fancying his chances, he'd (Winston) would have have him for lunch. "
On the other hand if I was to let him off the lead he'd be portrayed as an aggressive dangerous dog, 38kg of muscle (soft as owt) defending himself against a little shitter which is having a go, and he'd be classed as the aggressor.

The new breed of owners need to invest some time and money in learning how to control their dogs, learning how to socialise them, and learning how to have them behave in public. And then pass what they've learnt onto their little pooches.
 

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I’ve had dogs all my life and would go as far as to say the love for them equals that I have for my wife and daughter. If someone tried to hurt them or take them then I think I’d be going away for a very long time. Wise Owl is a lovely guy but, kick Albert and see what happens to you. If you can still breath unaided afterwards then you can have all my fishing tackle. 🤣
 

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Had some bloke threaten to report my dogs that were on leads for attacking his yappy little thing, when it got too close and was picked up by the head and shook about by my greyhound who could have killed him with one bite.
 

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My brother found a staffy pup in a box on a park bench in Northfield. Him and his mates took it in and it eventually became a beloved pet for his mate. My brother later got a Pug of his own which is a lovely dog and he treasures.
 

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Winston is a lot more patient with them and will play quite happily but 38kg of Boxer can cause some damage to a little dog whilst playing, just a slap by his paw is enough to break a bone or two, and if he decides to slap them into the ground it's game over.

Max, my previous male Boxer hated other dogs and saw them all as threats mainly because he'd been attacked by them so many times. On a couple of occasions I let him of his lead as it wasn't fair on him to be leashed whilst being attacked. And you can bet your last quid the other owner would be the one to carry on.
 

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Winston is a lot more patient with them and will play quite happily but 38kg of Boxer can cause some damage to a little dog whilst playing, just a slap by his paw is enough to break a bone or two, and if he decides to slap them into the ground it's game over.

Max, my previous male Boxer hated other dogs and saw them all as threats mainly because he'd been attacked by them so many times. On a couple of occasions I let him of his lead as it wasn't fair on him to be leashed whilst being attacked. And you can bet your last quid the other owner would be the one to carry on.

My Alsatian/Labrador cross used to paw the little sods down to floor and then look at me as if to ask me "can I....?" :love::ROFLMAO:
 

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Winston is a lot more patient with them and will play quite happily but 38kg of Boxer can cause some damage to a little dog whilst playing, just a slap by his paw is enough to break a bone or two, and if he decides to slap them into the ground it's game over.

Max, my previous male Boxer hated other dogs and saw them all as threats mainly because he'd been attacked by them so many times. On a couple of occasions I let him of his lead as it wasn't fair on him to be leashed whilst being attacked. And you can bet your last quid the other owner would be the one to carry on.
Been there & got the t shirt, Dave. And my fella was 56kg!
 

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I can see the headline now: Stay Home, Don’t buy a pup, protect the rescue shelters 👍🏻
Why do so many people think they have an opinion on what others want to spend their money on?!
 

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The second these new owners can go on holidays again and see the cost of kennels there will be a deluge of animals heading to rescue centres or dumped :mad:
 

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There is not much worse than a mistreated dog either. I have told this story before, but a local drug dealer who was always in and out of prison had a staffy he used to feed steroids and then set it on other dogs in the park. He is probably in prison as we speak.
 

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Well I have two tiny rescue type objects curled up. Both were treated appallingly (shih-tzu / poodle cross at 7 months old who had never been out of a cage and a 4 year old chihuahua who had never seen a lead, had a toy (he had to have 12 milk teeth taken out when we adopted him as he'd never had anything to chew) and weighed 1.2kg when the RSPCA took him in, 1.8kg when we adopted him a few weeks later and is now 2.8 which is where he should be a year later. He didn't even have a food bowl - literally all he was fed was whatever he scrounged.

Previous rescue was a GSD x Border Collie so I've had the big and the small, but these two certainly had owners who couldn't/wouldn't cope :/ They're happy now though :)
 

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My aunt has a rescue King Charles Spaniel that was used for Breeding, quite big for its breed but about the tamest dog you could imagine.
 
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