What has NOT changed?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by verity, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    With the very interesting threads about whether-or-not dogs and horses have changed over the years, I'd like to start a new subject of 'what kind of animal or particular breed has NOT changed in the past 20 years?'

    I feel confident that we can keep this thread as respectful as the one on dogs that is currently going on -- :)
  2. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    [​IMG] I think hamsters have not changed. They are still horrid, biting, deceptive-looking pocket pets. LOL As for other animals, I can't think of any that I've had real experience with that haven't changed quite a bit.
  3. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    On a serious note... I think that animal ownership has changed in a large portion of areas. But, unfortunately, and especially in dogs, there's still large numbers of people getting dogs that are completely unsuitable to their lifesyles, and needs. Don't get me started on people who seem to purposely collect dogs so that they can just live outside with little interaction. That's something that probably won't change.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2011
  4. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    Oh and don't get me started on the number of people who buy certain breeds of dogs just because they like the way they look or because they match their decor or because their favorite movie star has one or because they saw one in a commercial. That makes me so angry!!

    Agree about hamsters. They really need to work on the personality of those vile little creatures!
  5. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Designer Breeds:

    Didn't we use to call these mongrels, mutts or Heinz 57?

    oops -- sorry, this was supposed to be about what has NOT changed...
    OK: how about Suckers still born every minute who will pay $$$$ for the above?

    Seriously - irresponsible breeders are still willing to bastardize a breed for fashion.
    Narrow head winning?
    Then dumb down the dog so it can look "right"
    Anyone here think a smooth-coated collie can still herd AND win in the showring?
    Ditto for Irish Setters.

    Apple-headed dogs: the blunter the better.
    Nevermind the poor things can't breathe.

    and so on & so forth
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2011
  6. hollyclyff

    hollyclyff Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    How about generic cats of no particular breed? They don't seem to have changed any to me.
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Rabbits have changed alot over the years, due to mix breeding, same as dogs. But cats seem to have stayed the same. I still see cats that look exactly like the ones I had when I was knee high to a ducks butt.
  8. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Quote:cats were the the only animal I could think of that hadn't changed --- the 'regular' cats and not the exotic breeds ---

    but, then someone mentioned hamsters and I guess the 'regular' hamsters haven't changed -- just an interest in the tiny 'robo hamsters' and the 'fancy' ones -- a basic hamster is, I think, the same as I remember from years ago --

    gerbils. maybe?
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:Its rude to call people "suckers" because they choose to buy a mixed breed dog.
    I'm no sucker. I know the dogs are mixed ... i simply dont care. Its my choice, no reason to call names.
    WHy would that make me a sucker?
    Please think before you start calling people rude, disrespectful names.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2011
  10. dainerra

    dainerra Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2011
    Quote:The ones being referred to as "suckers" are the ones who pay $1500 or more for those mixed-breeds. And, no, most of them don't realize that the dogs are mutts. He's a puggle; I have papers to prove it. Of course, they don't realize that the "registry" is a scam and I could register my chickens as dogs as long as I send in my check

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