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Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 11:08 pm
Figures they would get a high maintenance dog as a first dog

My brother and his wife adopted a dog the other day, yes they did. It's not a teeny tiny white fluffy puppy wuppy just being weaned. I nearly died of shock when I heard what they did get; a six year old black llasa apso. Of course their first dog would a dog that is high maintenance. This dog will need daily grooming and their coats should not be cut, they should be cut long. I bet they'll get their coats cut. Supposedly the dog is sweet and friendly but has 'some mild food agression'. Oh joy, Chaos had food aggression as a puppy and Adam did nothing about it. He dumped that dog on it after he outgrew the apartment (Chaos was husky\malamute\saymoyed and my brother was surprise?!). 'Oh Chaos isn't aggressive, he'll grow out of it, blah blah blah'. I bet Elena will find the little dog growling and snapping cute and when they have company with kids....well...goodbye dog! I'm pretty cynical when it comes to my brother and animals, who knows, they might be wonderful dog owners but to me he'll always be a bad dog owner for how badly he screwed up with Chaos.

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axe_girl
axe_girl
Dana
Tue, Aug. 15th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)

Wow, a lhasa apso! They're really pretty rare in Australia. My boyfriend's parents have one. She's sweet, but very dominant over their other dog and fairly headstrong (though this is probably just that she is not spayed - don't ask...they are supposed to have her bred and return pick of the bitches to the original breeder -). But...they are so fucking high maintenance in terms of grooming. They hardly ever groom her and I tried to do it when I stayed with them over summer but it is a really huge job, especially when I walked them to the beach to romp in the sand and salt water every day. Tell your brother to be prepared for that, he's gonna either need to get really good at grooming or get a really good relationship with his groomer. All in all they are quite beautiful sweet dogs, but I would never have one myself just because I swore to myself I wouldn't get any more long-haired pets (then again, every time I swear that I seem to end up with another one...NO MORE!).


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Tue, Aug. 15th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)

See, that's the thing; they are strong willed. These people can't have a dog like that. That dog will walk all over them! My sister-in-law just wants a cute wittle fluffy dog she can carry anywhere she likes. She does no research on the personality of the breed so she doesn't know!
Llasa's aren't rare here..and sadly they are being ruined by 'breeders'...or should I say 'genetic butchers'? Bah, a lot of breeds are being ruined...*shakes head*
Our previous dog Chaos (who was Adam's before he dumped him on us) was high maintenance, he had a double layer coat but he didn't require daily brushing! This dog will! Heh, Adam doesn't listen to me. He will readily admit that I know animal\pet care but even so, he won't listen to me.


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axe_girl
axe_girl
Dana
Wed, Aug. 16th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)

I dunno, I think a little white fluffy thing is what Mom wanted when I got Roser, but she was in the end much harder to train for being a terrier. Not that she was hard to train, but...I think the stupids for the most part are better off with something like a golden retriever or a lab, big and dopey and trainable, eager to please and such.


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Tue, Aug. 15th, 2006 08:06 am (UTC)

LET ME ARREST THEM, GIVE ME A REASON!!! :P
I kid, but only a little...
Lllasas can have long or short, it doesn't matter...but I see what you mean, high maintenance...
Food aggression? At such an older age? Hmmmm...my Kai is 5 and she is not aggressive with the food...
I hope they don't dump it for such STUPID reasons...
Oh man I wish that doggie luck...


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weaz3l
weaz3l
Aleks
Tue, Aug. 15th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)

Does your brother still live in Cali or somewhere else with a temperate climate? I had a friend who had a Llasa and an Old English Sheepdog that they got cut short/shaved in the beginning of summer and then let long the rest of the time. If your brother lives in Cali still that poor dog is gonna wanna kill itself. What a moron. That's like those morons who have Pugs in Florida.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Tue, Aug. 15th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)

Yes he does, he lives like...5 minutes from me. (ick)

I saw a family walking a group of huskies the other day, it's been a little hotter then normal (not as hot as the heat wave) and those dogs weren't pulling. I've seen them before and those dogs pull, tongues were out and they were just...walking. Poor guys.


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