Owner or genetics or something else?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by KDOGG331, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    So I was looking through Craigslist and I saw this dog and first off, I feel very bad for him and I hope he finds a home.

    But second, I was kind of curious BYC's opinion.

    Do you think it's just bad genetics (cause who knows where he came from and he doesn't really look Lab to me or not much) or is it failed training (cause September would put him around 8 weeks old)? Or is it both? Or neither? Cause I know sometimes even the most socialized well trained dogs can go bonkers or have a neurological disorder and it's no one's fault. But this seems different?

    I also find it a little bit weird they are basically selling this potentially highly aggressive dog... I can understand wanting to get your money back but not on a dog like that. If it were me I would just care he goes to a good home who can rehab him. But maybe I am wrong there?

    Also I feel like not neutered and 7 months old could be part of the problem, right? Just coming into his prime, testosterone & dog adolescence, etc. Probably just needs time, a neuter, and training and he could be great? Or is he a lost cause?

    This is the dog

    https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/pet/6000885772.html

    Also I realized I may have answered my own question.. but additional opinions would be great.

    And this poor guy, spoiled rotten and now can't handle not being the center of attention. This is why dogs should be treated like dogs not babies. Now they got a real baby and have to get rid of him :(

    (read both ads because it's the same dog but written different and slightly different info)

    https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/pet/5998916062.html

    https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/pet/5990463054.html
     
  2. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all l love Massachusetts
    I think people need to understand that humans are animals too we just think we are so much better than everything else but l hate to brake it to everyone but we are all gods creations and are not that different. So when people are mean to dogs it really bugs me, l agree with you that dog looks different
     
  3. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with you there! Very true. I don't think these people were necessarily mean to it but maybe just didn't know how to train it? But yeah it almost looks a little bully breed or sight hound with the skinny lanky body shape but idk. Could have a little Lab
     

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