Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Picking up on K

Watched the documentary about dog breeding that Kristin has linked. And let me tell you. If The Sims didn't convince you, this is actual, real life proof that humans, on no level, should ever be given the powers of the gods. That show-version of German Shepherd isn't a German Shepherd, it's a real, man-made mutant freak of nature, and it has to suffer from it. And give me a gun and let me shoot the bitch that thinks putting down healthy puppies because they miss the right fur mutation on their backs is perfectly sensible. Mutations are mutations for a reason; they have no evolutionary advantage so they never become the standard. Until we start fucking with them and produce animals who by all rights should all be put down at birth out of compassion. No. Give me a working dog or a mix.

I saw the awesomest dog, on that note. Head shape and tail like a (healthy) shepherd or a spitz, (sharp, I mean) but size like a Saint Bernhard. And white. I wonder what it was? It looked very fluffy and cozy. If those are mixes or sensible animals I would want one. Although it would probably fill up an apartment real good :P

11 comments:

Kristin said...

Sounds like a Samojed.

Sara said...

Oh those are so cute!! XD

Rik said...

I've always said dogs are warped creatures. You ever hear me being afraid of wolves?

Iceye said...

Yes, I meant a Samojed ^^ I wonder what they're like? If they're calmer than German Shepherds but still intelligent then it would be my perfect dog.

... It would totally fill my bathtub...

And I will agree with Rik. Natural stuff is generally less scary than man-made mutants.

Kristin said...

"Friendly, open, alert and lively. The hunting instinct is very slight. Never shy nor aggressive. Very social and cannot be used as guard dog."

Kristin said...

Also, they have a slight herding instinct and need a lot of excercise or it will become very destructive. Being a sleigh-dog you can put a cart behind it and let it carry your food from the store ^_^

Iceye said...

Hm, cannot be used as a guard dog? Shame. I could need protection... on the other hand the size alone might intimidate away most bad people. So if I can find the motivation to excercise with it, it would be perfect... I guess pulling my food back from the store isn't enough excercise :D

Kristin said...

Let me be more precise: Its friendly nature makes it unsuitable as a guard dog, since it only wants to play with everybody. However, it is an excellent watch dog and will bark to warn of anybody approaching, and most people are intimidated by the sound alone.

Kristin said...

And all dogs will defend their masters against physical attacks...

Sara said...

I want this dog too now XD

Kristin said...

Wow! And you don't even like dogs...